THE pike season is kicking off big time – and this estimated 35 lb-plus stunner is the biggest so far, as Angler's Mail magazine brings you the very best pike tips and catches.

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Ben Tregoning was the lucky captor and it was the biggest fish recorded in the Fox Rage British Lure Angling Championship final at Somerset’s Chew Valley.

London-based Ben stated the day badly with a broken down car but was glad he made it to catch his personal best pike. Neither he nor his boat partner had a set of scales but it was measured at 120 cm.

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