Met up with Darren this morning for a mornings piking on the river. The river was up a little, but nicely coloured and in general good nick. We both tried a number of swims with a variety of bait, I hooked and lost a chub on smelt, before the next swim produced a delicate take on lamprey. I hit into it and the fish tore off for the other side of the river, making me think it was a big fish. It soon gave up though, and this nice pike of 7lb 1oz was landed.
Darren lost a fish after having it on for ten seconds or so, and that was that. Not a bad morning, already looking forward to the next session!