CARPER Ron Russell was struggling at a syndicate lake near Dorrington in Lincolnshire so switched species and ended up with this 34 lb 10 oz monster pike.


Helpringham, Lincolnshire-based Ron explained: “I was on a 24 hour session for carp. There was  only an hour to go and I’d not had a sniff (of a bite) so I decided to set a pike rig up and have a go as the lake holds some good predators but they’re rarely get fished for.

“I mounted a headless herring on two size 6 barbless trebles and a short cast out stopped me blanking and getting a new PB and a new lake record.

“The delight on my face says it all – what a moment and a fish of a lifetime.

“I would also like to say a big thank you for the help from Jim watt the head bailiff for helping me with the fish and getting it back safely,” added Ron.

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