Big River Fishing

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Big River Fishing

Post by JimboM » Fri Oct 16 2020 18:39

Hi all

I'm new to pike fishing and I'm after some advice on how to approach big river fishing.

I fish the Trent (I've seen the rules so will not be more specific) but the stretch I have access to is fairly featureless, at least on my side of the river.
I'm keen to try some lures and have a few shads and swim baits, so is it a question of slinging them in along the margins or am I likely to be wasting my time? Would dead baiting be a better option?

Normally go after barbel so have a couple of 2.75lb rods and also a Wychwood Agitator lure rod so hopefully should have something usable.

Thnaks

Jimi

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Re: Big River Fishing

Post by suffolk si » Fri Oct 16 2020 18:49

Best of both worlds.. livebaits👍

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Re: Big River Fishing

Post by davelumb » Fri Oct 16 2020 19:48

I've seen them caught on deadbaits and lures from that river. Had one or two myself. Even had one grab a lead when I was plumbing the depth - caught it on a jig after two casts. :grin:

But if you can use livebaits it's a no-brainer. :wink:

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Re: Big River Fishing

Post by Lukemilnes » Fri Oct 16 2020 20:37

Chuck some lures and find some fish first! Can cover allot of water in a day session. Look for slacks and eddies but don't use expensive lures till you find out what's going on, tackle losses can be high on rivers.

Bet there's some good fish in there tho!!

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Re: Big River Fishing

Post by JimboM » Fri Oct 16 2020 20:54

Thanks for the feedback

One more question though, does time of day make much difference or do they tend to feed throughout the day?

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