I put a small deadbait on one of the pike rods and swung it out, literally two minutes after casting out, the orange tip disappeared and the strike resulted in a fish on, it wasn't huge but around 2lb it would have probably been a new personal best which is a little embarrassing! The other rod had a single hook on and we put a smaller deadbait on with some of the venues bigger perch the quarry. The rain was now quite fierce and even turned to hail at times and we were both cold and our feet were soaked. I had now given up on the small fish and was sticking to the predator rods although Russ was still catching roach, rudd, silver bream and hybrids.
|First pike of the day!|
|My new personal best perch of 2lb 6oz|
|My second pb of the day, a pike of 8lb 5oz|
Seriously though I would like to say a massive thanks to Russell for the loan of the kit and showing me what to do because I wouldn't have had a clue. It was most certainly third time lucky and I can't wait to go again because there are bigger pike in there and a 3lb perch is a real possibility.
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