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salokcinnodrog

A few pike including a new PB over 20lb

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As my current water is not particularly carp friendly, I've been exploring its pike potential with a few trips this year.

 

Over 4 trips a mate and I have had some good fish, pike from 2 to 21lbs, normally a couple each trip, although we did manage a blank between us each day.

 

The mate in question is the friend who managed to catch the twenty I lost last year, really into his fishing now, and enjoying it.

 

Our first pike trip produced 3 to me, and Colin saved a blank with the small jack last knockings.

 

My fish were two around 6lb, and a scrappy 16 with a missing pec.

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The next trip, Colin managed another couple of jacks, and again I had 3, topped with a 17. The 17 was a bit of a nightmare, not the fish, but the idiot dog walker who as I was unhooking it, got so close to the rod tip, moved it away from his face, and pulled the treble under my nail, more problems unhooking me than the pike.88725c1013d2c5ca0f8993b89941e63c_zpsb722

 

Unfortunately we both blanked next trip, but hey ho.

 

A week later we were back at the venue, after a couple of casts I cast a whole joey mackeral, and within minutes, a finicky take with just a few bleeps and a nodding rod tip, no line pulled out the clip I hit into this beauty at 21lb

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The smile is very real, only my second ever pike over 20, worthy of a new PB at 21.

 

Chuffed

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Well it is pike time again, so its resurrect  an old thread

 

This mornings view and the result of a day's pike fishing.
15lb (and a bit) last gasp fish came as the sun set and took a headless joey mackeral on the pike float.

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9 hours ago, salokcinnodrog said:

Well it is pike time again, so its resurrect  an old thread

 

This mornings view and the result of a day's pike fishing.
15lb (and a bit) last gasp fish came as the sun set and took a headless joey mackeral on the pike float.

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Well done , Nick , but is a wonky Bank Stick allowed in Pike fishing ? .

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10 minutes ago, crusian said:

Well done , Nick , but is a wonky Bank Stick allowed in Pike fishing ? .

😁

Rock hard banks, struggled to get a bankstick in at all. Mind you we aren't tackle tarts like carp anglers, not even matching rods...

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I fish my Syndicate lake for Pike every winter but I like using plugs , great fun but most are jacks around the 2 to 6 lb bracket ,doubles are few and far between and my biggest is 18:15 from their caught some years ago.

Great fun on a Drop Shot rod , 

Low double .

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On 1 November 2019 at 13:08, carpyian said:

nice looking fish by all ive not fished for pike scared of getting cut by those teeth 

 

6 hours ago, dayvid said:

They are dam sharp for sure , 

To be honest it is not the teeth that are a problem with using forceps or long nosed pliers to unhook them.

I don't like using a glove, so as I unhook them by putting my opposite hand and holding through the gills I catch my fingers on the gill rakers and end up with 'raker rash', which bleeds more than a tiny cut should. 

 

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Out on the local canal with matey boy it’s been a few months since our last session so it was good to have a laff with the big fella. Ended up with 2 jacks that more than made up for the soaking we got 😂😂😬😎🎣

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On 02/11/2019 at 16:08, salokcinnodrog said:

 

To be honest it is not the teeth that are a problem with using forceps or long nosed pliers to unhook them.

I don't like using a glove, so as I unhook them by putting my opposite hand and holding through the gills I catch my fingers on the gill rakers and end up with 'raker rash', which bleeds more than a tiny cut should. 

 

Yes those gill rakers are blooming awful get me every time. 🤣

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Did a very cold,wet and blustery day session with a mate Saturday and managed this lovely 9lb fish........ coldest day we’ve had for a long time. Had a few mates send me a t shirt so had to strip off for the pics...... it was blooming freezing 😂😂😂

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Did a very cold,wet and blustery day session with a mate Saturday and managed this lovely 9lb fish........ coldest day we’ve had for a long time. Had a few mates send me a t shirt so had to strip off for the pics...... it was blooming freezing 😂😂😂

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1 minute ago, snowmanstevo said:

Did a very cold,wet and blustery day session with a mate Saturday and managed this lovely 9lb fish........ coldest day we’ve had for a long time. Had a few mates send me a t shirt so had to strip off for the pics...... it was blooming freezing 😂😂😂

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Don’t know why my pics on its side 😂😂😬

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17 minutes ago, snowmanstevo said:

Did a very cold,wet and blustery day session with a mate Saturday and managed this lovely 9lb fish........ coldest day we’ve had for a long time. Had a few mates send me a t shirt so had to strip off for the pics...... it was blooming freezing 😂😂😂

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don't know what I like more the pike or the bacon and eggs haha nice fish pal

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