Pike on a pin

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Duebel
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Pike on a pin

Post by Duebel » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:26 pm

Today my wife sent me fishing after tea. You should always do what your wife says, believe me.

So I left my wife at home and took my new Speedia to a lock at my river, only 3 Minutes from home!

At this lock I had spotted a large shoal of spawning bleak a couple of days ago. When I arrived the little fish were still there and also some predator activity could be seen. Unfortunately I haven't got a decent rod yet to match the lovely Speedia so I had to take a light modern carp rod. Terminal tackle was a homemade elder pith heavy trotting stick, the black one (carries almost 2 SSG) and a large single and a small trebble hook on a kevlar leader. Bait was a frozen bleak I had caught earlier today.
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The bleak kept quite close to the bank so I just let the float trott down from the rod tip. From time to time I would stop the float, retrieve it a bit, let it trott again - the dead bleak getting alive again. After some 15 minutes I felt a little resistence whilst slowly retrieving the float. I gave some line - no reaction, float cocking pefectly, tried to get in contact with the bait, some little movement - strike and fish on!
A short but fierce fight with a lot of thumb action on the rim of the Speedia and ...
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82cm and 3660g - wich is about 32'' and 8lb - not the biggest but a very beautiful pike!
My wife was right, it was a good evening for fishing today!!!

Greetings from Bamberg

Martin

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Re: Pike on a pin

Post by NiceRoach » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:35 pm

Excellent :tea:
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Re: Pike on a pin

Post by OldTackle » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:43 pm

Well done Martin!

Did the same today evening but no bite. I think the water was too dirty from all the rain the days before. Hope for clearing up soon to have another attempt.
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Re: Pike on a pin

Post by Duebel » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:48 pm

OldTackle wrote:Well done Martin!

Did the same today evening but no bite. I think the water was too dirty from all the rain the days before. Hope for clearing up soon to have another attempt.
Try it again tomorrow! I don't think your water was to dirty. The Regnitz looks like Cappuccino at the moment. Just keep looking for some bleak, pike will be there.

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Re: Pike on a pin

Post by Chris Bettis » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:39 pm

Nice Pike with super markings for your first trip using your Speedia. Hope you have many more.

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Re: Pike on a pin

Post by Paul D » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:10 am

Well done Martin, a fine fish. :Hat:
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