Today I had the afternoon pike fishing on The Trent which had quite a good flow on. After a couple of hours without any action I was beginning to think it was going to be another blank session, been weeks since I last caught a pike, then suddenly I had a fish on which was unstoppable. It tore line off the reel and ran out into the fast water. When I eventually got it near the net it went crazy again trying to get in the marginal snags. I was relieved when it finally rolled into the landing net. My first pike in weeks and it was a nice fat beauty in perfect condition!
The second pike I'm sure didn't know it was hooked; not really doing much until it got near the net then it went mad. Another perfect fish.
I also managed a Jack, like busses, no pike for weeks, and then 3 in an afternoon!
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