It was a frosty start to the day when we began fishing at 8-30 but Roger was soon into a fish of about 4lb on float fished bleak in the bays at Wilton. He followed it quickly with a second pike of about 4lb while I lost one about 10lb. I then tried a shallow fished livebait over deep water and was rewarded with a 12lb pike.
Rather pleased with myself!
After an hour without any more runs we swapped to the opposite bank where Roger picked up 4 pike between 4 and 7lb in quick succession, I struggled but did manage a jack on a bleak and one of about 6lb on a plug before the action here dried up.
Nice fat seven pounder.
We moved to a peg called the Stones which had seen the odd big pike over the last couple of months. Roger caught a pike straight away, about 7lb, which looked like it was going to be the only pike in there. With the action slow, and the pike total being 7 for Roger and 3 to me, Roger decided to take the dog for a walk.
No sooner had he left when my float went down. I had four pike all around the 4lb mark within the hour he was away. When he returned we fished for another fruitless hour, Roger decided to go and get some sprats, and again, no sooner had he left my float dipped and I caught 2 more pike before he returned.
We fished into the evening with sprats with no success. I wondered if the pike in the river eat sprats?