Heart Stopper On The Irwell

The weather was lovely this afternoon, so i grabbed my spinning gear and headed off down to the River Irwell for the last few hours of daylight. I fished a couple of new swims, but didnt get a touch.
However, i did get a follow from a really decent Pike, well into double figures, however it didnt get within 3 feet of my lure, and as saw it following, i slowed my retrieve down - this didnt work, as the fish just turned around and swam off.
Maybe next week i might come down for a few hours with some dead baits and see if the fish is still there.
I'll post a picture of the lure i was using later.