Lawrence Peile from Co. Armagh was in touch to report a cracking pike session over the weekend.

There was a brief weather window at the weekend before Storm Debi arrived, so out came the tackle, and fortunately the pike were in obliging mood. The day started with an early take which managed to pinch my whole herring before I struck even though it was tied on! Shortly after this I hooked into a 26lbs pike.

Lawrence with his 26lbs opener

No sooner had I photographed and returned her than I had another run which resulted in a 22lbs 4oz fish. This had a large tail sticking out of its throat which I think was a bream and if you look closely at the photograph you can see a bulge on the flank. Two 20’s in the space of 10 minutes and happy as Larry!

22lbs 4oz hungry hen fish!

Two other takes followed as the day progressed resulting in a 16 and an 18lbs 8 oz.

What a day Lawrence, and thanks for the report!