IN A week when the pike world was buzzing from the capture of a 46 lb English record-equaling croc pictured exclusively in Angler’s Mail magazine this week, north of the border showed its potential with a 39 lb 3 oz monster.

Glasgow-based Jason Smith was the lucky captor after the big ‘un picked up his legered pollan deadbait.

The shop manager didn’t want to disclose precise locations of the venue other than to say it was a loch in western Scotland.

Jason the Mail: ‘We have fished this loch many times and my previous personal best was from there at 22 lb with one of my friends landing a 30 lb 2 oz back in 2010.

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