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Hi from South East Wales.

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Hello all, Im Dan and new to pike fishing, well actually only started fishing just over a year ago. Since starting I've caught carp, bream, roach, barbel, perch, trout, and dace.
I aim to catch the remaining species of fresh water fish and will look to get Into sea angling.
So far I have deadbaited with ledger and float, used lures and wobbled deadbait, both from boat and bankside.

The closest I've come is getting a run on kedgered deadbait only for it to come off 50 ft from the bankside.
Time behind the rods is key to success as well as knowledge of the pikes environment and nature.

I'm also into shooting, air rifle and shotgun. Getting proficient with my catapult for target and hunting.

I look forward to use this site to gain more info and chat with fellow anglers as well.
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Re: Hi from South East Wales.

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Re: Hi from South East Wales.

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Danhfromwales wrote: Sun Nov 26 2023 23:58 -
Hello all, Im Dan and new to pike fishing, well actually only started fishing just over a year ago. Since starting I've caught carp, bream, roach, barbel, perch, trout, and dace.
I aim to catch the remaining species of fresh water fish and will look to get Into sea angling.
So far I have deadbaited with ledger and float, used lures and wobbled deadbait, both from boat and bankside.

The closest I've come is getting a run on kedgered deadbait only for it to come off 50 ft from the bankside.
Time behind the rods is key to success as well as knowledge of the pikes environment and nature.

I'm also into shooting, air rifle and shotgun. Getting proficient with my catapult for target and hunting.

I look forward to use this site to gain more info and chat with fellow anglers as well.

:handshake: Welcome aboard Dan.

Not many Welsh anglers on here but those we have are as keen as you. With a list like yours your sure going to be very busy.
Some of us shoot, air, shot, rim and c'fire, there is also a recent thread on catty's.

Use the search function first and ask Qs about what you cannot find, you will get more responses that way.

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'No Man Ever Fishes The Same River Twice, .... For It Is Not The Same River, .... And He Is Not The Same Man' Heraclitus of Ephesus
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Re: Hi from South East Wales.

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Mike J wrote: Sat Dec 02 2023 12:10 -
Danhfromwales wrote: Sun Nov 26 2023 23:58 -
Hello all, Im Dan and new to pike fishing, well actually only started fishing just over a year ago. Since starting I've caught carp, bream, roach, barbel, perch, trout, and dace.
I aim to catch the remaining species of fresh water fish and will look to get Into sea angling.
So far I have deadbaited with ledger and float, used lures and wobbled deadbait, both from boat and bankside.

The closest I've come is getting a run on kedgered deadbait only for it to come off 50 ft from the bankside.
Time behind the rods is key to success as well as knowledge of the pikes environment and nature.

I'm also into shooting, air rifle and shotgun. Getting proficient with my catapult for target and hunting.

I look forward to use this site to gain more info and chat with fellow anglers as well.

:handshake: Welcome aboard Dan.

Not many Welsh anglers on here but those we have are as keen as you. With a list like yours your sure going to be very busy.
Some of us shoot, air, shot, rim and c'fire, there is also a recent thread on catty's.

Use the search function first and ask Qs about what you cannot find, you will get more responses that way.

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Thanks Mike for the advice, always better to do some digging before asking questions which have been asked several times already.
I can now say I've got hands on handling and returning a pike earlier this week.
Unfortunately it wasnt myself who landed the fish but my farther in law. Overall it was a fantastic day out on the water and came away a happy lad.

Edit : Apologies
Last edited by Danhfromwales on Sun Dec 03 2023 11:46, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Hi from South East Wales.

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Danhfromwales wrote: Sun Dec 03 2023 09:41 -
Mike J wrote: Sat Dec 02 2023 12:10 -
Danhfromwales wrote: Sun Nov 26 2023 23:58 -
Hello all, Im Dan and new to pike fishing, well actually only started fishing just over a year ago. Since starting I've caught carp, bream, roach, barbel, perch, trout, and dace.
I aim to catch the remaining species of fresh water fish and will look to get Into sea angling.
So far I have deadbaited with ledger and float, used lures and wobbled deadbait, both from boat and bankside.

The closest I've come is getting a run on kedgered deadbait only for it to come off 50 ft from the bankside.
Time behind the rods is key to success as well as knowledge of the pikes environment and nature.

I'm also into shooting, air rifle and shotgun. Getting proficient with my catapult for target and hunting.

I look forward to use this site to gain more info and chat with fellow anglers as well.

:handshake: Welcome aboard Dan.

Not many Welsh anglers on here but those we have are as keen as you. With a list like yours your sure going to be very busy.
Some of us shoot, air, shot, rim and c'fire, there is also a recent thread on catty's.

Use the search function first and ask Qs about what you cannot find, you will get more responses that way.

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Thanks Mike for the advice, always better to do some digging before asking questions which have been asked several times already.
I can now say I've got hands on handling and returning a pike on llangorse lake earlier this week.
Unfortunately it wasnt myself who landed the fish but my farther in law. Overall it was a fantastic day out on the water and came away a happy lad.
Dan!
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Re: Hi from South East Wales.

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Welcome aboard Dan
I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from the pit
Good luck .
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Tom
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