However, when he landed this immaculate PB pike of 30lb 9oz, the reel was soon forgotten..
Legering a sardine, he had a run mid-morning and hooked the fish that hung deep and held firm. At one point during the fight it snagged Joe, but by offering a bit of slack line and changing the angle of attack he freed the fish that burst from the water like a tarpon. His friend told him to take it easy, and eventually the pristine fish was his.
Well done Joe!