With only just over 5 weeks left of the season I was desperate to get a pike on the board. So today I headed to the River Wye. The Wye has been low and clear for a couple of weeks so I intended to do some lure fishing... But the weather was against me once more, I arrived to rain, gales and an extra 3 foot of dirty water... Dead baits it was then...
First pike of the season... 14lb 6oz
I float fished joey mackerel, Roger opted for float fished sprats. I was first into the action after trying a couple swims when I had a run about 2 foot out, resulting in the 14lb 6oz pike above... What a relief to get one on the bank!
Another double... 13lb 12oz
After a couple of hours and several miles of walking Roger dropped his sprat dead bait into a slack, again only a couple of foot from the bank, and was rewarded with a 13lb 12oz pike (above) and the next cast with the 11lb 8oz (below) - both banked within five minutes of each other.
Five minutes later... 11lb 8oz
We fished on for several more hours but the wind was making things impossible and with no more runs we headed for home about four. Not too bad, three doubles, perhaps try again tomorrow...