SOME trout venues offer potentially exciting spring and summer pike fishing - and this catch is a prime example!

Thames Water’s Farmoor Reservoir in Oxfordshire allows pike fishing on flies throughout the year and offers a great chance of a big pike.

And local Tom Cosford used a big fly with a wire trace to tempt this personal best 31 lb 8 oz specimen.

This is 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.

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