British Fisherman’s Massive Pike Could Be A New Fishing Record

Northern Pike fish teeth up close
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After planning a fishing trip for months with one of his close friends, a man named Lloyd Watson from Manchester headed to Chew Valley Lake near Bristol and landed what is a pending British fishing record for northern pike.

The existing British record for northern pike is a 46 pound, 13 ounce fish caught in 1992 by R. Lewis while fishing in Llandegfedd, Wales. That’s a 32-year-old fishing record and on that many started to speculate on whether or not it would ever be broken. Lloyd Watson’s new British pike record is a 47 pound, 5 oz northern pike.

Alas, Lloyd Watson was fishing on Chew Valley Lake the day before Valentine’s Day when he hooked a massive northern pike using smelt as bait. Prior to the trip Watson and his buddy did exhaustive research into the Lake and how they could pull in a massive northern pike with their eyes set on the British pike record. Even if they never really thought they’d catch the record, catching a monster was always…

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