SCHOOLBOY Jamie Benjamin had to use all his wits to land this fantastic pike that snaffled his roach livebait intended for perch at a local Essex lake.

The nine-year-old tamed the predator using a tiny size 10 hook, 8 lb Daiwa Sensor main line and a waggler rod.

Dad David said: “When it was netted it resulted in the top of the rod breaking. But what a catch!”

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