Garry Christie 32lb Pike

Braving torrential rain and strong winds can be challenging at times, but it certainly paid off for Edinburgh angler, Garry Christie, who landed this 32lb pike from a stillwater in mid-Scotland.

Fishing a popped-up joey mackerel on a leger setup, Garry had a very faint take, and upon striking he thought he was snagged, only for the fish to wake up and then proceed to take him on a real run-around. When he finally landed it, Garry was astounded by the size of the fish’s solid, muscular body, saying it appeared to have ‘swallowed a whale’. Measuring 43” and with a massive girth, it’s Garry’s first thirty-pounder, as well as his first fish of 2023.

Well done Garry!