Bristol Water’s Chew Valley Reservoir has produce a venue record 43-pound pike to Tom Mills.

The fish, thought to be the biggest captured anywhere in the UK in 2013, fell from the boat to a floatfished deadbait. It beats the Chew Valley record of 42lb 4oz and is the second 40-pounder from the water taken in the last few weeks. Predator fanatics descend on Chew Valley en masse every year as it’s believed to be one of the very few waters that offers the chance of breaking the long-standing British pike record – a fish of 46lb 13oz caught in 1992 from Llandegfedd Reservoir in Wales.