SCHOOLBOY George Marsden enjoyed a birthday treat on Nottinghamshireâs River Trent when he landed this huge sturgeon.
Dad Andrew couldnât weigh the fish, as heâd left his digital scales out in the rain, but he estimated it at well over 20 lb.
Andrew said: âWe had a week-long trip on the Trent, on the A1 Pits stretch.
âGeorge was targeting barbel, and after a handful of âdoublesâ this turned up.
âIâd estimate it at around 30 lb, but to be honest I havenât a clue.
âThe fish was caught two days before his tenth birthday. George said itâs the best birthday present heâs ever had.
âHis ambition is to catch every British freshwater fish, and heâs been getting down the list quite well.
âI told him last year that a sturgeon and a salmon would most certainly elude him. Heâs out to prove me wrong,â added Andrew, who lives in Clowne, Derbyshire.
The successful tactic was sardine flesh wrapped in a mesh bag and soaked in krill liquid for two days.
This was presented with a size 6 hook alongside a 7 oz pellet feeder.
Andrew buys sea fishing sardine âchumâ called Amorce Strouille, and creates a 20 mm barrel with the mesh and soaks it for two days.
Successful tactics was sardine meat wrapped in a mesh bag and soaked in krill liquid fished with a size 6 hook and a 7 oz pellet feeder.
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