I was in search of Pike, I chose to fish a slack area due to the river being high and coloured and bringing through lots of debris, I was hoping the prey fish would find sanctuary out of the main flow and in tern the pike would follow.
I intended to fish 2 rods , a float paternoster on 1 and a float leger on the other. The paternoster rod would be cast to the edge of the main flow, with a deadbait and a small amount of foam inserted inside to make it "swim" about a foot above the river bed. The second rod would be traditional float leger. Baits are mainly roach or perch with bait flags for added attraction in the murky water. With the rods cast out, I grabbed the camera for a couple of scenic shots and as I attempted to take a picture of the misty Wye, I walked into my tackle box with the lid open and managed to empty the entire contents onto the muddy wet grassy bank! For the next 10 minutes I was on hands and knees salvaging as many beads, run rings, buffers and swivels as I could, I think I got most of them! Now I was in need of a brew.
|Brew in hand waiting for a bite|
|Lean "twitched" 7lber|
|8lb Tail Walking Pike|
|Winter hasnt arrived yet|
|14lb of River Pike|