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Catch of a lifetime

Posted on March 23 2018 at 2:50:04


A village fisherman was amazed to catch a giant pike in the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Alvechurch.

Jon Burton caught the 27lb 2oz whopper while out fishing with his 10-year-old daughter.

He says has caught small pike and perch in the canal before, but had never imagined catching anything this big.

“It was a struggle to lift for the photographs, to be honest,” said Jon.

“We released the pike healthy and well back into her habitat for future captures if other people are lucky enough.”

Jon added, “I have fished all my life from the age of five, mainly match fishing on local venues throughout the year.

“This is truly a capture of a lifetime and even more so from a canal. It beats my personal best of over 10lb.”

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