Sunday, 2 November 2014

First pike of the season

Decided on a roving session on my local river this morning, but covering more water with two rods and varying baits. Second swim resulted in this hard fighting pike of 11lb 1oz, which got me snagged up at one point (I put the rod in the rest and waited 5 mins for it to unsnag itself, which it did!).  

Four or five swims later, the drop off indicator released and line started pouring out the spool. I struck immediately and landed this longer but leaner pike of 12lb 1oz. 

Both fish swam away strongly after a quick snap. I also ended up with one leg in the river at one point after the bank collapsed, bugger.

Happy days 

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