The plan was to head from The Wye to The Severn for a couple of days chasing the barbel and pike, but with the river bursting it's banks, strong winds and rain we rather sensibly abandoned the idea.
By Friday the weather had improved, with most of the large rivers in flood we headed for a smaller stream - a bit of wandering with a pike rod each - in the autumn sunshine - what a difference a day makes!
Action was pretty quick - James loosing a fish before we both banked a beautifully marked pike each. The day was made, and it didn't matter that we wandered about until dusk without another run!
Pike season opener, 14lb 10oz
And James' first pike of the season, details on his blog
Well done both, lovely markings on them.ReplyDelete
Cheers, stunning looking pike to open both our accounts. Always great to start the season with a double!Delete
Nicely marked fish!ReplyDelete
They are stunning - the water is shallow and gin-clear 95% of the time - perfect for making ‘show pike’!Delete
They are the best looking Pike in the country I think, may not be the biggest but make up for it in looks, time to find some twenties :)ReplyDelete
They really are, even better markings that those chalk stream pike we had a few years ago - and I didn’t think they’d be beat. Can’t argue with a double each to open the account - but yeah, would love a twenty this winter…Delete