While looking around an antiques shop in south London yesterday I found a mounted head of an enormous pike. [What really happened: I was going to have a few beers in the park with some friends and I saw the pike head through the window on the way past, looking round an antiques shop!?!]
The plaque claimed it was the head of a 37lb 10oz pike caught from the River Wye in 1936. If these details are true it beats the official* Wye record of 37lb caught in May 1910 by Major W. H. Booth at Hay-on-Wye.
I didn't have my camera on me but it I go back past I'll see if they will let me take a photo. And it can be yours for £225, bargain!
* We all know there are forties in there.
Not entirely to plan - The opportunity was there, Bev perfectly happy for me to go, so I'd hoped to get the Black Dyke caper underway this morning. The weather gods, however, ...
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