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October Pike session on Chew

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: October Pike session on Chew Reply with quote

Due to an upturn in the predator sport, Tony (lakefisher) and I took a boat on Chew yesterday for pike. The weather was foggy and overcast with little or no wind at first, and clarity was the best its been for months at around 8 feet, although that was based on a large white pike fly. Later on the sun broke through but it was still a great day to be afloat. Smile

There was evidence of fry being harried by predators as we left the landing stages so we set up our first drift by the sailing club in the hope of piking up something in the deeper water on the edge of the baitfish shoals. This resulted in a pull for Tony which we suspect might have been from a Trout or Perch but that was it, so we decided to try a few other places away from the armada of boats that had congregated between the landing stages and the trout cages. However we found it difficult to find anything further up the lake, apart from a decent Rainbow off of Stratford's which took my 2/0 Sparkler before shedding the hook after taking me under the boat. Sad

As the day drew towards a close we bowed to the inevitable and took our chances with the armada by the landing stages where Tony landed our only pike of the session. It took the scales down to 8lb ... Very Happy



Me? Apart from the Rainbow I lost early on I couldn't buy a pull, apart from a few tugs towards the end on a big fly which I suspect where from Perch. Looks like I will have to wait until my next dedicated pike trip on Chew to end my run of blanks, which may well be next season now. Sad

Thanks to Tony for being a great boat partner, as always! Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice report Alan. Cool

'Twas a great day afloat, in the usual good company - fitting end to my season in actually netting a pike, albiet small, as the "trials" apparently start on Monday next.

You obviously decided to spare my blushes by not mentioning my other "catch" from our day - just some resistance on my line - then some weight on the rod - and up to the surface came my catch - a very dead trout Embarassed Headless and partly decomposed Rolling Eyes Never been so embarrassed in my fishing career Embarassed Laughing

Thanks for a great day out Mate - till next time ...... best regards ....... Tony Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,
I was fishing a competition on Grafham and my boat partner hooked in to something with about 20 minutes to go at the dam. He told me it was a lump and it was going to be his first fish of the day and would stop him from blanking.
It seemingly put up a fair bit of resistance but it too was a partly decomposed trout.
I couldn't contain myself and laughed about it for the last 20 minutes of the competition Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report and well done Tony for the two fish haul! I've never caught a dead one before. I have that to look forward to
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see your health has improved Tony Very Happy
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