Got the pike bug again....

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Dean0
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Got the pike bug again....

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Hi all just signed up.... did a lot of piking in the 80,s and early 90,s in and around sussex. And the odd trip since then. But now living in Scotland and managed to get a ticket on a very lightly fished river. Really got the bug again. Managed to find a few holding areas already and a new personal best on my 5th trip, but more importantly I get the place to myself almost every visit. On quite a step learning curve but loving every minute of it..... never thought I would get a chance to cast into water the colour of Guinness lol.
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Welcome aboard Deano
Sounds as if you got lucky getting a ticket on a quiet water.
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Welcome.
never thought I would get a chance to cast into water the colour of Guinness lol.
:gulp: Guinness is good for the soul :thumbs:

And water like that will make the pikes colours “Pop”
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do you fish in the week , you will find it quite ,weekends are a different matter .....on most ticket venues
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Fish weekends and mid week, mainly short evening sessions a couple of times a week. I've seen more deer and otters than other anglers. Feel really lucky and making the most of it. Oddly the season runs from February to November so still early days but 30 fish so far and would guess most of them have never seen a hook. Boy do the bigger ones fight. Cost me a fortune in bait and tackle upgrades. But the braid was worth every penny. A few iffy casts this evening onto the far bank but got all my gear back no problem. Wish I'd been using it back in the day......
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:thumbs: Welcome Deano
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Dean0 wrote: Sat May 07 2022 23:33 -
Fish weekends and mid week, mainly short evening sessions a couple of times a week. I've seen more deer and otters than other anglers. Feel really lucky and making the most of it. Oddly the season runs from February to November so still early days but 30 fish so far and would guess most of them have never seen a hook. Boy do the bigger ones fight. Cost me a fortune in bait and tackle upgrades. But the braid was worth every penny. A few iffy casts this evening onto the far bank but got all my gear back no problem. Wish I'd been using it back in the day......
30 fish ...well in :thumbs:
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