PIKE fishing at Chew Valley was again spectacular at times during last season's main pike sessions... but some predators are still getting caught there as this hulk proves...

The mighty predator fell to Italian pike fly fishing maestro Enrico Pini who returned to Somerset’s Chew Valley after catching a 36-pounder in October.

His latest visit ended in awesome style too as his pike fly fishing kit tempted a 40 lb beast (pictured).

Enrico, from Padua near Venice, is a double bass player who teaches music and produces fly fishing pike video for the Italian Sky channel.

He went to the No.1 UK predator water after its hugely popular annual deadbait and lure trials finished.

The 45-year-old offered a home-made fly.

If the thought of fly fishing excites you, but you need pointers and explanations on the whole scene, we recommend a recent Ultimate Guide article by our friends at the Tackle website.

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