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PIKE superwater Chew Valley, Somerset, once again proved why it’s billed as the best predator venue in the world.

The latest heavyweight fell to Kevin Jordan, 31, who accounted for a 34 lb 8 oz monster.

Kevin said: ‘After a quiet start to the day the peace was broken at 1pm when a 3 lb jack fell to an Awa Shima lure while drifting off the island.

‘Three casts later the peace was further interrupted by an attack on the lure but this wasn’t quite so obliging to get in the boat.

‘After some 15 minutes, when it finally surfaced, it was obviously no jack. When landed it tipped the scales at 34 lb 8 oz.’

For the full stunning picture, check out this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.