DEAN WADSWORTH smashed his PB pike with this 30 lb 14 oz monster from a canal.

The 35-year-old postman, from Lincoln, fished a sardine in the margin on a heavily coloured canal.

Dean explained: “We thought there might be some 20s but not a 30-pounder.

“We didn’t pre bait but we did quite well here the other day so came back for anther go.

“My best before was 26 lb from a couple of years ago.”

This is a short version of the story that appeared in Angler’s Mail printed magazine. Get the magazine every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

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