39lb Pike Taken On Fly

Paul Sharman from Bromley, Kent, had every right to smile after he fished Blagdon Lake and won the battle with a 39lb specimen.

The tackle I used was a 12 Weight Rod, HD7 fast sinking line, 40lb wire trace, and a Goldfish patterned fly.

“The fish is the pinnacle of my fly fishing career, I’ll probably never better it but won’t stop trying”