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   Old Thread  #59 6 Feb 2019 at 7.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A bit of a late addition, but personally as a beginner to deadbaiting i'd highly recommend float fishing. Aside from being able to fish different layers of the water column, you'll also be able to see the slightest touch of the bait when fishing in calm conditions. Also, in rivers and lakes with crays and crabs, you'll see them attack the bait. You can avoid them entirely if set the depth correctly. I usually you a single treble hooked in the dorsal, which makes it easier for unhooking purposes.

Lastly, its an active way of fishing if you cannot sit still for more than 15 minutes
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   Old Thread  #58 17 Jan 2019 at 3.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #57 20 Dec 2018 at 9.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry Vossy, I had to buy a new one to. Can't you send it back, say it does not fit on your hand?

Sorry for the bum info
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   Old Thread  #56 20 Dec 2018 at 4.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agghhh...bloody glove arrived today too :-( thanks M

I did see a lot of comments re Muskie/Pike gloves, also smooth builders gloves so was a bit surprised when this glove arrived with a open weave. Having said that I remember John Wilson using a chain mail glove 'back in the day'.

I don't really want to use a glove but have no choice.

When chinning a Pike there's always a chance it'll move your fingers into it's mouth while attempting it or after it while actually holding it, if your very unlucky. I never move my hands away from a Pike quickly anymore after ramming a treble home into my index finger

Back to the drawing board!

EDIT, double bugger, only M/XL left, and XL seems way too big for me at 10.5cm longest finger
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   Old Thread  #55 18 Dec 2018 at 9.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Warwicks mate, is a really good mate of mine Josh. I don't know him personally, but know good friends that do. One of them will be coming this Winter. Pike do not respond very well to pressure. Like I said earlier in this thread, Feb 2017 was fantastic in my little area, Feb 2018 no where near as good. The pressure told. The reason I caught them in the first place, was finding where they hid. And they like to hide away from pressure. If Colin caught that pike near spawning time, it might have travelled many many miles to get to its spawning grounds. It may actually live a long way away from where it was caught, 99% of the year.

I know all the pike in this thread do that, they travel from miles away to where I caught them from. Most of the year they are not there.
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   Old Thread  #54 17 Dec 2018 at 9.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It was caught out of the main river, marina 200yards away. Always thought it was weird it was never caught again. Warwick salzer went after it and never had it.
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   Old Thread  #53 17 Dec 2018 at 9.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A friend Ricci Connolly came with me one day, he has a tackle shop in Kent, Fish Online. He loves his pike fishing, fishes Chew a lot.

My dream is to get a photo of two big river twenties, me and a mate, up against that boat. Everyone who comes gets told the same. That is always the days plan. Well when I caught the blind eye 25, Ricci lost a monster, both just before, and just after. We saw one of them, it may have been Sam's fish, it was big. The other one we did not see. He could not stop it, and it went around a bad snag and cut him in an instant. That was a very big fish to.

I call poor old Ricci, Ricci rubber hooks now

That day we should have had the photograph of all photographs. He let me down badly. We will rectify that this winter.
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   Old Thread  #52 17 Dec 2018 at 9.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I would not know Josh. It was a very impressive pike indeed Colin's one.. The photo I saw looked like main river behind him though.

I've seen a much bigger one with my own eyes, on a video. It was shown to me by a very rich, non fishing landowner. Him and his missus have some swans, ducks, and carp that they feed bread all of the time. Like pets. In this video I was shown on a mobile, two full grown adult swans are being fed bread. Between them, is a signet. Underneath them a pike comes into view in the crystal clear water. It was absolutely mind blowing, really big. It was as long as the two fully grown adult swans put together. It came up to have a look at the signet, and the parents panicked.

The bloke who showed me the video said to me... "That's a British record isn't it that pike". I told him, that I did not think it was a British record, that would be incredible for a river. But it was without question, the biggest pike I have ever seen in my life. I dread to think how big it was. It was damn big.

I wonder if it was this fish I saw in the video, which took a bite out of Sam's 32lber.

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   Old Thread  #51 17 Dec 2018 at 8.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mark, you may no, the big girl Colin had at 34+ was it ever caught again? It was seen in the marina the season after but I never heard of another capture
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   Old Thread  #50 17 Dec 2018 at 7.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You was not moaning. I just bought one from that link. I don't start piking till mid January anyway. I'll have one of those gloves with me when I do. I like the sound of less smell, that glove I have pongs to high heaven if I've had a good day.

Thanks again.
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   Old Thread  #49 17 Dec 2018 at 4.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't know about ebay, but these are the ones.

https://billyclarke.co.uk/gloves/4449-chad-cains-pike-glove.html

Thanks for taking note. I didn't mean to moan, but pike care is even more important than most species as they are fragile.
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   Old Thread  #48 17 Dec 2018 at 4.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Opps, then I need a new glove to. Thank you for the advice mate. I will get myself a Muskie glove. Fleabay best?
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   Old Thread  #47 17 Dec 2018 at 4.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just a heads up for anyone wanting a glove. Do not use those filleting gloves in the link on this thread. They will catch the gill rakers and do serious damage if you are not careful. There are far better alternatives if you really want to use a glove. Fox and Savage do reasonable gloves that don't snag the rakers so much. A Muskie glove is the best as they are smooth. A golf glove is also a good alternative.

Remember that a glove is not to stop you getting bitten as you shouldn't have a hand in it's mouth. It's to protect you from gill raker rash, or possibly your hooks if you're not sure where they are.
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   Old Thread  #46 17 Dec 2018 at 0.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I find, if you straddle them between knees, turn them on their back, and pull that jaw open from underneath, they can't do anything
Good tip mate 👍I posted similar on the forum a few years ago.




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   Old Thread  #45 16 Dec 2018 at 1.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Brilliant

Anglers just going about their fishing under the radar, real passion

I have fished with pals for a long time, I do like to fish by myself at times though, get away from real life. My best fishing pal got divorced a couple of years ago now, screwed him up, sold his gear, although he has started to pick a few bits up. Happy days
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