- Pike- The Toothy Type
Nice fish Yunki – was that on a deadbait?Posted 4 years ago
Iv’e not been specifically targetting Pike for too long, but iv’e only ever caught them on lures and spinners. Never a deadbait believe it or not!
Anyone have any deadbaiting tips? It’s said to work better in the winter months….
Going to get back into it next year
Make sure you give the rivers a go- you’ll be surprised what you can find in there these days. 30LB Carp are commonplace in many rivers and beat a mudpig any day!!Posted 4 years ago
Plus you might catch a Chub or Barbel (or Pike!) and that will put a smile on your face- guaranteed 😉alpinMember
i caught a fish this evening in the Isar! a little bullhead.. i caught it with my hands!
i always liked fishing for tench.
now that i’m in Germany getting hold of a license isn’t so easy. no longer is it a case of popping into the Post Office once a year and handing over 25 quid, but rather going to night school once a week for three months and spending over 400€ on learning materials and then forking out another 150€ for the exam. if you don’t pass the exam then you have to wait another year and sit the night school again before you can try your luck at the exam.
a friend paid over 700€ for her license… ok, it stays with you, but it’s a lot of effort and money.
shame as there are some big barbel here in Munich and some massive carp, grass carp and pike in some of the lakes… one lake near here has a massive Koi/golden carp swimming around in it.Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
I’ve not done any coarse fishing for well over a decade.. in fact in that time, I’ve only really dangled a worm off the docks occasionally as something to pass the time while drinking cider..
Until today when I went stalking carp with my little bro’..
I had four nice old fashioned looking carp, and when I left him around 9.30pm he was still catching..
a good day
yup.. that pike was 22.5lbs caught on a bitterly cold day on a ledgered herring.. add some pungent fish oil to the bait.Posted 4 years ago
I usually just try to find a bit of a trough or indentation of some description on the bed of the lake or river.. Finding a ‘pikey looking spot’ in the first place is the key thoughalpinMember
@ rossi… centrepin! brill!
used to love using my old man’s ‘pin. brilliant piece of kit. was about 50 years old, but ran like new. can’t remember the name.
remember catching a 22lb carp on my old Avon rod with 5lb line using floating crust. took an age to get the fish in.Posted 4 years ago
Just got back into coarse fishing about 5 years ago. This year I thought I’d concentrate on predator fishing and try lures. Caught some jacks and a schoolie zander, had a couple of large perch follow me in, and on our very first outing of this season one monster pike that slipped the hook at the net, a good double, I’m guessing 20+.
Specimen sized PBsPosted 4 years ago
Bream 6lb 6oz
Tench 7lb 9oz
Chub 6lb 8ozmattzzzzzzMember
Cant get on with Lure fishing although I have dabbled, deadbaits like smelt or half a mackerel popped up is my fave in deepest winter.Posted 4 years ago
Never caught anything massive Pike wise (over 20lb) but even jacks are good fun,unhooking is easy once you have confidence and dont mind sliding your fingers into the V on the jaw as the mouth pops open and gives you control.
Give me Barbel or Carp any daybigjimSubscriber
my only pike encounters have been jack pike taking the fly when trout fishing, which haven’t stayed on the hook, and once when I was taking in a decent sized perch when fishing off a canal boat. Just as I was about to bring it into the net, a pike of about 20lb exploded out from under the boat and swallowed the perch. With 4lb line I could just sit and wait until the inevitable line break, quite exciting when it happened though!Posted 4 years ago
A nice ‘pin is on my list of stuff to buy for close quarters stuff!
If you’re going to use your centrepin for any trotting, the Speedias are a real centrepin (pin point plain bearing), held horizontally (i.e. with pin vertical) and with line passed through the rod’s butt ring only, a mere No.6 shot (0.1g weight) on the end of the line is enough to keep the spool slowly revolving!
Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
in Germany getting hold of a license isn’t so easy
Glad i live in the UK then!
Yup. In general, if something needs a license in Germany, it means lessons and an exam, and then you have to demonstrate use of that licence to be able to renew it.
Was practice casting, empty hook and some weight once when I was about 13. Cast, reel in, hook snags some weed and reels in, pike jumped out of the water like a shark chasing it, literally right at the shore.
Last fishing i did was in French Guiana. Get a stick (lots of them in the jungle), tie 2m of line and a hook to it, bit of baguette and dangle in the river. Within a few seconds there’ll be fish nibbling. And jolly tasty fish they were too.
Any way…. mmmmm, dinner!Posted 4 years agoMcHamishMember
I’ve decided to go fishing on Saturday…I’ve just joined a fishing society and I’m going stalking on the River Wey.
It’s the first time I’ve been fishing this year, and the first time I’ve been river fishing in what must be 15 years.
It’s possible I won’t catch a thing.
I also want a centrepin…Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I couldn’t do coarse fishing as (personally) I can’t see the point of paying to catch something can’t eat. (I just said that to reel the pedants in, & that you can eat Pike as long as you soak it in fresh water to get the earthy taste out, etc etc etc)
I do plenty of sea fishing though, both shore & boat. Got these a couple of trips ago…
Plus lots of Mackarel & my 1st ever Haddock!Posted 4 years ago
The best way to fish- your thumb is the clutch, so even with light line you can control big fish (with practice). Also its great fun once you learn how to cast. It does require practice though.
Look up Marco cortesi from carp- kinetics or used tackle or TF Gear X pin are quite cheap
I have the first as well as other more exotic pins and its fairly good for 30 quid
+1 Thats the one i use- awesome for £30! Exactly the same as an Okuma for twice the price 😉
Kremlin (The), Moscow, Russia
Terrible fish handling- although i suspect he’s going to eat that one! Never pick up a fish through it’s gills- it will literally suffocate- the v shape slit under its chin is the one to use!Posted 4 years ago
(I just said that to reel the pedants in, & that you can eat Pike as long as you soak it in fresh water to get the earthy taste out, etc etc etc)
You say that, many waters have now banned removing fish permanently since the influx of Eastern Europeans who traditionally only fish that way.Posted 4 years agoMcHamishMember
Right…I’m still going river fishing tomorrow. I was worried this morning that it would start raining all weekend. But the pictures rossi is sharing, particularly that perch, have made me want to go even more!
I’m going to trot red maggots I think…I’m not going for specimens, I just want to catch something (even if it’s a stickleback!).
I’ve got myself a cheap TF Gear centrepin and I’m going to try that…I suspect I’ll end up swearing at a big tangled mess of line so I’ll bring a spare reel just in case. If I like it I’ll get a better quality one in the future.
Quick question for rossi46….how much line should I put on the centrepin?Posted 4 years ago
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