THE British record pike venue has gone through a £2.5 million facelift in time for its grand predator re-opening, Angler's Mail has revealed.

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How Angler’s Mail magazine – No.1 for news and advice each week – reported the British record pike catch back in 1992.

As Angler’s Mail magazine revealed last winter, Llandegfedd Reservoir in South Wales was set to re-open this year for piking after a five year break.

And it has been confirmed this week it is restarting this autumn – although prices have yet to be set.

A venue spokeswoman said: “Pike fishing will re-commence this autumn on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout September and October. “Anyone interested in fishing will need to leave their details with staff at the reservoir – name, address, mobile no, email address and rod licence number.

“Names will be entered into a draw for boats which will take place at the end of June. They are only offering one day’s fishing per angler due to the high number of interested individuals,’ she added.

Coarse fishing is running in parallel with the trout season from March 1 to October 31 and this is an absolute bargain at £40 a year or £8 a day.

The fishery shot to fame in the late 1980s and early 90s culminating in the current British record pike held by Roy Lewis 46 lb 13 oz in 1992. It’s still No.1 on the British coarse fish record list.

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