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A few pike including a new PB over 20lb


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11 hours ago, chillfactor said:

May as well stevo .... Mick had some of his best fishing , while off for the same reason . There's no substitute for time on the bank & no better way to recover. 

Yea mate agree 100% kids gone school Mrs going work I’m going down the canal with the dog looking for some new spots. I’d normally have been 2hrs into my shift by now 😂😂😂

Think it’s all over soon tho mate a return to work is imminent 🙄🙄😂😂

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Back on the pike trail, 4 today including a double take, biggest went 10lb

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I had 7 takes, 4 on ledgered mackeral head, 3 on smelt and landed 2 on each, but lost 3 fish as hooks pulled. I can only assume small fish that didn't take the bait deeply. All were lightly hooked 

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On 03/12/2020 at 18:47, victormeldrew said:

The main thing is the condition of them pike,they look perfect to me,well done,I would guess they have not been caught to many times before,happy days

Think they are self limiting numbers, very few silver fish seem to be in the lake. 

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On 03/03/2015 at 10:15, salokcinnodrog said:

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

Nice pike that mucka 

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That 10lb pike from the double take has put on weight, I had it again today at 12lb. The twisted mouth and scar on the back was the give away. Caught this time on a dead roach. 

I also had another Jack. 

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The jack was lightly hooked and the hooks fell out in the net. Mackeral tail for that

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After working another early morning breakfast shift at Honington I managed to get to the lake again for 9.
Todays result was just the 2 Jack's, reckon 5lb tops
The outflow is very high, so I fished the sheep fence swim. It is still weedy, and the wind is blowing it around.

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Aargh!

Schoolboy error:

Get a pike close to double figures in the landing net, as I released the tension the hooks fell out, dip landing net as I lifted and pike swims out....😳🙄

 

Who wants dirty wet smelly hands anyway? 😂😉

 

Ended up with 5 in the end, nothing massive. 

I might have to start comparing pics for more recaptures 

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9 pike today, 2 at 13lb, a 12, an 11, and the rest singles. One I estimated at 8 I decided to weigh, was actually 9lb. One feisty little jack caught me on the finger so didn't have his picture taken.
Not the most comfortable swim, had to sit in chest waders all day

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Think I just managed to upload and merge posts, so may be out of sync post wise. 

I ended up running out of deadbaits as first thing I had a load of dropped runs, and lost a few deads on the take. 

Ended up packing up in the dark, got to the stage as soon as I cast out, had another take within minutes. 

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Just now, Carpmaster said:
1 hour ago, salokcinnodrog said:

Think I just managed to upload and merge posts, so may be out of sync post wise. 

I ended up running out of deadbaits as first thing I had a load of dropped runs, and lost a few deads on the take. 

Ended up packing up in the dark, got to the stage as soon as I cast out, had another take within minutes. 

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Good day angling 👍

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