February 20, 2016
UK: huge 40 lb pike caught and released
A very big 40 lb and 4 oz pike caught at the famous Chew Valley Reservoir, UK, which also saw a record-breaking brace of predators landed.
It was the first time that angler Guy Elson had ever fished at the Somerset venue, and he christened his new hand-built rod with the specimen that smashed his personal best by more than 25 lb during the latest pike fishing trials.
It also saw an incredible venue record brace of fish weighing 37 lb and 35 lb taken from Picnic Area 2 off the North Shore.
And with eight days left of the winter trials, and a venue record that stands at 44 lb 6 oz, many believe there’s no other venue in the country that’s got a better chance of producing over the current 46 lb 13 oz British best.