Monday, 23 January 2012

Mother nature is a powerful thing!

Here is a selection of photos courtesy of Paul Gratton showing recent flooding on our local river.....

Monday, 16 January 2012

Try this trace; It works!

There's a lot of very flexible trace wire these days but some still waters where the pike have seen it all and often the big girls can very delicately mouth the baits i have added a ring swivel a few inches from the bottom hook to allow movement. This rig with the addition of an appropriate piece of lead putty at the ring swivel makes a super pop up trace. Plagiarised/adapted from a popular carp rig; always looking for an edge!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Piking with Paul......

Paul's boat after refit.

Misty morning!
Two-Tone at over 19lb

Windermere in tranquil mood
Trying to get a bite lol

gold at the end of the rainbow!
Lures Paul has made for me. Awesome!
'The gwyniad' aka Paul Gratton sent me an assortment of photos from his albums. They sum up Pike Fishing. There is a number of super fish photographs but added to these are a selection of miscellaneous photos which speak for themselves. Fishing is so much more than catching fish. It's about sunrise and sunset and nature and so much more. I have added a photo of some of the hand-made lures Paul has made for me. Awesome quality and proven fish-catchers!

Mince Pies and Pike!

As promised here is the photo of Paul 'The Gwyniad's' Festive fish; and what a Xmas cracker!