ANDY JOHNSON and pal Lee Bennett had a brilliant day on a marina as the main river pushed past as Andy nabbed this 28 lb pike in a great haul.

The Bedworth, Warwickshire-based pair were afloat on the River Thames when they enjoyed the hectic predator spell from the marina.

Andy added others of 23 lb 2 oz, 17 lb 6 oz and 12 lb 10 oz plus a PB perch of 3 lb 8oz as Lee chipped in with two stripys of 2 lb 6 oz each.

Andy explained: “The main river was pushing through and carrying a lot of water.

“My previous PB pike was 21 lb 8 oz so it was great to catch two over that.

“The three smaller pike were taken on float legered sardines in a mid morning feeding spell in 6.5 ft of water.

“We moved and just as I was beginning to think that was it and I went and beat my PB again with the 28-pounder.

“At the end of the day and into the witching hour we decided to have a bash for the perch on some light jigs and we both caught so it was a great end to the day,” he added.

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