Big lures on trout waters 1990s

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Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by Danoutdoors » Mon Jan 20 2020 22:18

If any of you were lucky enough to fish the water the record pike came from back in the day what lures did you have in your box?
Creek chub ?
Rapala super Shad rap ?
Odesey pig ?
What else?
What was the most popular lure at the time?
I’ve had a lot of thoughts about that venue over the years though never fished it, if you have any info on lure fishing of the time I’d love to hear about it, thanks

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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by Mark_Houghton » Mon Jan 20 2020 22:29

Danoutdoors wrote:
If any of you were lucky enough to fish the water the record pike came from back in the day what lures did you have in your box?
Creek chub ?
Rapala super Shad rap ?
Odesey pig ?
What else?
What was the most popular lure at the time?
I’ve had a lot of thoughts about that venue over the years though never fished it, if you have any info on lure fishing of the time I’d love to hear about it, thanks
Steve Gould (Spike on here) had his 5x 20s (up to 29lbs) in a day on the biggest Kuusamo Professor spoon if my memory recalls. I can clearly remember the pics of him with a couple of the fish in Pikelines with his big blonde mohican glowing in the sun :grin:

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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by Danoutdoors » Mon Jan 20 2020 22:40

Mark_Houghton wrote:
Danoutdoors wrote:
If any of you were lucky enough to fish the water the record pike came from back in the day what lures did you have in your box?
Creek chub ?
Rapala super Shad rap ?
Odesey pig ?
What else?
What was the most popular lure at the time?
I’ve had a lot of thoughts about that venue over the years though never fished it, if you have any info on lure fishing of the time I’d love to hear about it, thanks
Steve Gould (Spike on here) had his 5x 20s (up to 29lbs) in a day on the biggest Kuusamo Professor spoon if my memory recalls. I can clearly remember the pics of him with a couple of the fish in Pikelines with his big blonde mohican glowing in the sun :grin:
Awesome, that’s the stuff, thanks Mark 👍

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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by Steve Le maitre » Mon Jan 20 2020 23:09

Strangely it was Toby’s Big S’s and Mepps that caught the best fish in the early days and that’s simply because that’s all the pike got to see. By the mid nineties- Bulldawgs, Castaics, Gordon Griffith’s, Sandras and more had crept in. Spinner baits were always a good bait, Andy Mundy caught in the first week of trials on spinner baits and they kept on produced for many right up until the end. Harris must have sold 100’s and 100’s of Pikies after Roy’s fish, they’d turned into cheap plastic rubbish by then though, having said that Neil Wheater did well on them !

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Mon Jan 20 2020 23:15

Steve Le maitre wrote:
Strangely it was Toby’s Big S’s and Mepps that caught the best fish in the early days and that’s simply because that’s all the pike got to see. By the mid nineties- Bulldawgs, Castaics, Gordon Griffith’s, Sandras and more had crept in. Spinner baits were always a good bait, Andy Mundy caught in the first week of trials on spinner baits and they kept on produced for many right up until the end. Harris must have sold 100’s and 100’s of Pikies after Roy’s fish, they’d turned into cheap plastic rubbish by then though, having said that Neil Wheater did well on them !
I remember Neil telling me it was one specific colour in the Pikie that worked for him....the yellow with red and black spots, said it rarely failed for some reason :thumbs:

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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by John Milford » Mon Jan 20 2020 23:46

Mark_Houghton wrote:
Danoutdoors wrote:
If any of you were lucky enough to fish the water the record pike came from back in the day what lures did you have in your box?
Creek chub ?
Rapala super Shad rap ?
Odesey pig ?
What else?
What was the most popular lure at the time?
I’ve had a lot of thoughts about that venue over the years though never fished it, if you have any info on lure fishing of the time I’d love to hear about it, thanks
Steve Gould (Spike on here) had his 5x 20s (up to 29lbs) in a day on the biggest Kuusamo Professor spoon if my memory recalls. I can clearly remember the pics of him with a couple of the fish in Pikelines with his big blonde mohican glowing in the sun :grin:
I think Spike's 29 pounder (which grew on to become the Roy Lewis record at 46-13) was caught on a 1oz Bumble Bee willowleaf tandem spinnerbait. Steve's '00' Professor spoon got folded in half by one of his other fish :eek:
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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by Mark_Houghton » Mon Jan 20 2020 23:49

John Milford wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Danoutdoors wrote:
If any of you were lucky enough to fish the water the record pike came from back in the day what lures did you have in your box?
Creek chub ?
Rapala super Shad rap ?
Odesey pig ?
What else?
What was the most popular lure at the time?
I’ve had a lot of thoughts about that venue over the years though never fished it, if you have any info on lure fishing of the time I’d love to hear about it, thanks
Steve Gould (Spike on here) had his 5x 20s (up to 29lbs) in a day on the biggest Kuusamo Professor spoon if my memory recalls. I can clearly remember the pics of him with a couple of the fish in Pikelines with his big blonde mohican glowing in the sun :grin:
I think Spike's 29 pounder (which grew on to become the Roy Lewis record at 46-13) was caught on a 1oz Bumble Bee willowleaf tandem spinnerbait. Steve's '00' Professor spoon got folded in half by one of his other fish :eek:


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Folded in half?! crikey :afraid: :afraid:

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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by cashybai » Fri Jan 24 2020 15:57

Hmm ... I recall Professor 00's, Pikies, biggest Abu Hi-Lo's, I also had some home made copper spoons cut from 28mm copper pipe flattened out as well...

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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by Mike J » Fri Jan 24 2020 21:01

Grafham in the very early days - Cisco Kid 600s in yellow black and silver shad, hooks changed to 4s with a swivel added.
The SS had to be reinforced with a layer of Araldite it had so much hammer.
Still have both but rarely use them these days.
Will post a pic if asked.

Big handmade copper spoons didn't do badly either.

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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by FN19 » Sun Jan 26 2020 12:59

Danoutdoors wrote:
If any of you were lucky enough to fish the water the record pike came from back in the day what lures did you have in your box?
Creek chub ?
Rapala super Shad rap ?
Odesey pig ?
What else?
What was the most popular lure at the time?
I’ve had a lot of thoughts about that venue over the years though never fished it, if you have any info on lure fishing of the time I’d love to hear about it, thanks
it`s the closest big loch too my house and ive never really fished it especially since the camping ban fook going there and spending my money when I`m not welcome to stay

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Re: Big lures on trout waters 1990s

Post by pete webster » Mon Jan 27 2020 10:37

8oz crucians or perch did ok.
(If you believe that sort of stuff face)

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