Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

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DWW
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Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by DWW » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:42 pm

My Pike season has not got off to the best of starts . Six trips and 6 blanks . The Hardy LRH No 2 's , and Gildex reels , all decked out in their finery , and performing well but no fish to fully test their mettle !
So trip number 7 dawned .
Jeff and I set sail in the good ship " Finatic" , and soon a few dead baits were soaking in the murky waters of the Arun . Then at last the float disappeared and the LRH and Gildex got put through their paces , with a rather angry 16lb Pike . So seventh trip lucky !

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After the excitement the baits were placed back and I was quickly in for a surprise , as my float sailed merrily uptream and disappeared in quick time . After a short but spirited fight , a Bass appeared in the landing net ! This is my third Bass from the tidal river over the last 15 years while Pike fishing . The river while being tidal is completely fresh here , and is some 15 miles from the sea .


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Anyone else has any surprise Bass while river fishing ?

Trip number 8 also resulted in a great Pike of 18lb . The LRH taking on a real battle curve and easily coping with the powerful fish . The Gildex were also really good and are fast becoming my favourite reels !


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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by Dave Burr » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:44 pm

Lovely pike and a bass? I've had chub on dead baits but a bass? Incredible.

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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by Paul D » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:50 pm

Well done Sir, lovely looking fish. :Hat:
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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by Paul F » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:51 pm

Lovely pike and a nice bonus Bass

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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by Mark » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:53 pm

Well done DWW.
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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by Richard O » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:10 pm

Exciting....... great session.

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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by The Old Buffer » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:20 pm

All things come to he who waits. Lovely pike.
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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by Julian » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:46 pm

Great pike, but the bass is equally as good a capture in freshwater.
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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by GhyllManor » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:51 pm

Remarkable! a memorable session.

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Re: Seven is my new lucky number ...plus a surprise

Post by CraigM » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:20 pm

Well worth the wait.

Good luck on trip 9 :Thumb:

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