Colossal 44lb 12oz Pike For Brendon

The biggest pike of the season has been landed in the shape of this colossal 44lb 12oz specimen.

Captor Brendan Guilar caught the monster predator – which he described as ‘the fish of a lifetime’ – after it devoured his herring deadbait at Ravensthorpe Reservoir, in Northamptonshire.

To help cover as much water as possible the 65-year-old suspended his hookbait under a drifter float which eventually buried from sight around 70 yards away from his boat.

Speaking to Angling Times, Brendan described the heart-stopping moment when his float sailed away.