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Chew Valley pike is new record

 

A 47lb 5oz pike taken by Chew Valley Lake angler Lloyd Watson on February 13 has been awarded the new record for a British rod caught pike.

Covering some 1,200 acres, Chew Valley in Somerset in the UK’s fifth largest man made lake.

According to the Angling Trust, The British Record Rod Caught Fish Committee inspected the claim paperwork together with supporting photographic and video records and announce acceptance of the claim. This capture will be duly recorded in the British record listing.

The Committee reminds anglers that in the event of the capture of a potential record fish, the captor should first contact the British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee without delay. Captors of potential record fish should contact the Secretary, Nick Simmonds, at the Angling Trust, on 01568 620447 or by email at brfc@anglingtrust.net.

Nick will record the details of the capture and advise the claimant on progressing the claim. More information about what to do if you catch a record fish can be found on the BRFC web pages .

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Written by Peter Cliff
With career in Public Relations and journalism, Peter worked for local, regional and national newspapers before moving into Public Relations. A regular contributor to several major angling publications over the years, he launched Fisheries.co.uk in 1999.

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