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 Post subject: 20lb Pike On The Horizon
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:34 pm 
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The promise of a fine, sunny day persuaded Bassfly and myself to return to the river bank. Recent heavy rains had added a touch of colour to the river and there was the worry that the Pike may not feed in earnest until the water cleared. This slight concern was more than compensated for however, by warm sunshine and the tangible feeling that spring was just around the corner, heralded by massed banks of snow drops.
For once the winds were kind to us as we went about introducing sparrow sized flies to all likely looking nooks and crannies. Our flies remained unmolested for several hours until the brown trout population of the river suddenly switched on. These were large, powerful fish in the 5 to 7lb range which struck the pike flies with real aggression, often taking ten minutes to reach the net.

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These jaws swallowed a 7 inch fly with ease.

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Gradually the Pike came into play with a few swirling follows and fish lost as quickly as they were hooked before Simon was rewarded with a fine specimen which wrestled and jumped like a mangrove Tarpon. The fish weighed in at 19lbs. The magical twenty mark is drawing ever closer.

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 Post subject: Re: 20lb Pike On The Horizon
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:03 am 
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well done guys some nice fish there,especially the near twenty pounder si.
tightlines mick.


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 Post subject: Re: 20lb Pike On The Horizon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:19 pm 
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Impressive indeed. However having spoken to Simon today, I'm slightly less impressed to know that he very likely had to go and change his pants after this photo was taken :shock: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 20lb Pike On The Horizon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Well now that the secrets out my pants must be Nike ones with the big brown tick in the back.
Somethings just ain't sacred....thats the last secret im telling you young Joseph!!


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 Post subject: Re: 20lb Pike On The Horizon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:32 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :P

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 Post subject: Re: 20lb Pike On The Horizon
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:08 pm 
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That would make choccy a suitable name then!

Fantastic pike :mrgreen:

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