CHECK this out for a big pike - caught on specialist fly tackle.

Martyn Cattermole has fly fished for pike 30 times this year at Somerset’s prolific Chew Valley and topped over 30 doubles with this 30 lb 4 oz beast.

Chepstow, Monmouthshire-based Martyn is the owner of Wye Valley Adventures.

He runs trips on Chew and also wants to run them at neighbouring Blagdon in October, a venue which could produce pike equally as impressive.

Martyn has caught all his recent predator on a Flashtail Whistlers fly with tungsten head like you see pictured below.

Flashtail Whistler – ideal for big pike

He teams the big flies up with a 3.5 ft leader of 30-50 lb fluorocarbon plus a 12 inch wire trace, with a StayLok size 3 clip with Airflo Sniper Di main line.

Martyn said: “I’ve had 16 over 10 lb in July and five 20-pounders including one of 26 lb.”

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