IT'S BEEN prime time for big river pike lately, before and after recent floods.

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Peterborough DAA bailiff Andy Bell smashed his PB from one of their own stretches of the River Nene in Cambridgeshire with a 29 lb 12 oz giant (above), believed to be the biggest ever from the river.

Peterborough-based Andy, a 50-year-old HGV driver, explained: “I was using an old small Ondex spinner, one I’ve had for some time now in my tackle box.

“I was using a larger lure but having had some follows but no hits so I thought I’d try something a bit smaller and it worked a treat,” added Andy.

Meanwhile Ellie Warner topped a great day on her local Kentish Stour when she had five pike topped by this 24 lb beauty (pictured).

The 18-year-old from Canterbury float fished sardine and beat her old pike PB of 20 lb 6 oz.

Ellie said: “The big pike gave a very good fight and tail walked, taking about ten minutes to land. I would like to catch an even bigger pike now, and also retain my top pike fishing title within my local angling club.”

 

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