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!”
This is just 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.
CAUGHT A BIG FISH? Email photos and details exclusively to: email@example.com – you could star in the magazine and win great prizes.