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