Veals carp man Paul, had a last-minute invite to fish pike mecca Chew Valley Reservoir last week.
Along with boat partner Terry Weaden, the duo decided to fish similar areas that had produced a good number of fish for them the previous year. It was decided to focus on shallower, reedy areas of the 1,200-acre lake, as the pike should be moving into these areas in numbers, pre-spawning.
The pair had action in 2 of the 3 areas they fished, boating 6 fish in total, plus a similar amount bumped off on lures.
Pictured are the boys best fish of the day, Terry with an 18lb fish, and Paul with a new personal best @ 22lb. Both fish were caught on legered mackerel, fished at short range.