I think I might have the pike bug back.
At the back end of the river season I enjoyed some consistent, interesting sport on the local river, with some nice fish to low double figures.
So far, I've had two sessions on the "big stillwater" and had two good soized poike boi. No other runs but sometimes that's the way it is here.
It's an interesting place with the chance of fish to over twenty pounds. Not fished too much either which is a prerequisite for me.
Today I had a plump lump which ripped my thumb to shreds. It's still throbbing.
Had a nice chat with DD, who has good results doing it his own way and has done so for donkey's years. Good ol' boy.
Takes a while to get back in " the groove" but next time out I'm confident of some more action. Many of the takes come in deep water a long way out and I've a bloody brilliant idea on how to get a bait out further. Without a ridiculous bait boat.
Yes, the pike season has begun.