MARTIN BROADHURST got some excellent venue advice from a local tackle shop... and went on to tempt this specimen 34 lb 6 oz pike.

The 41-year-old joiner from Appleby, Cumbria, fished a turbo smelt hard on the bottom at the Lake District venue.

Martin said: “Anglers should look after your local tackle shops as they are a essential part of fishing that online buying can’t give.

“My local tackle shop Carlson’s (in Kendal) is probably the best shop in ‘the lakes’ for pike fishermen to go before casting a line.

“I caught this one on a home-made trace with size 8 trebles.

“I use smaller trebles as you definitely get more runs and fish.”

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