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Author Topic: Pike Beware... Dowser and Co are out to get ya!!!  (Read 8654 times)

Dowser

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Glenn B put me in the notion of having another go at Pike fishing with his thread "Pike oh yes"

Saturday past was a washout but Sunday was just perfect for a spot of fishing and a picnic with the kids.  I got the car all packed up and defrosted a mackerel, that I had caught during the summer in Strangford Lough, and off we went to Killinchy.

Equipment

12' Sea Fishing Rod and Reel with 25lb line,
Wire Pike Trace with 2 triple hooks,
Float and Sinker,
Forceps for hook removal,
Frozen Mackerel,
Bag of Snacks,
Patience.


As usual, here's a few photos and I've even thrown in a short video for you too:

The Battle Ground






Hacker the Dog


The kids humouring Dad on another one of his random hobbies




Our catch of the Day... What a whopper  :o


Only Messin... This is what we caught:






Mr Pike was admired for a few minutes then released.

Video of him being landed can be seen here:

« Last Edit: November 04, 2013 by Dowser »
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Re: Pike Beware... Dowser and Co are out to get ya!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013 »

Nice one Dowser that first one's a cracker you must have used one of the kids as bait too hook her!!!!
I didn't get out at the weekend as planned I waa demoted too taxi driver for the kids but hopefully should be out this weekend.. :D
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Re: Pike Beware... Dowser and Co are out to get ya!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013 »

Fair play to you... Takes alot of skill to land a pike. I've been fishing several times with by bros to catch up and caught nothing, usually I'm just happy enough to enjoy the craic and relax
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Re: Pike Beware... Dowser and Co are out to get ya!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013 »

Fair play to you... Takes alot of skill to land a pike. I've been fishing several times with by bros to catch up and caught nothing, usually I'm just happy enough to enjoy the craic and relax

Cheers Rusty... I'm a complete novice myself and was only there for a bit of craic and to relax, although relaxing is not always possible with three kids there asking every 5 minutes why you haven't caught anything yet  >:(

Hopefully you'll have a bit of luck soon...  If not, give me a shout and I'll take you to the lake that I go too and see if we can get you your first.
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