Traditionally speaking, Pike are perhaps not best suited to LRF and UL tactics. However, there’s no denying that catching a small ‘Jack Pike’ is a whole lot more enjoyable on a light lure set-up. A wire trace must be used if targeting Pike, due to their incredibly sharp teeth. With a little luck, a chance encounter with a larger specimen can provide sport that is hard to beat. In my area, Pike find it hard to resist a white or bright paddletail fished slowly with a straight retrieve.
With the bass and zander ticked off already, Masa and I had the whole of Saturday afternoon free. We had the choice of pretty much anywhere to fish south of The Midlands, on our way back home. Masa had the first idea. To fish Oxford. More
With the weather all over the place in recent weeks it's been frustrating trying to find any consistency in catches. Some locations have offered up huge shoals of smaller Perch, but until today the bigger 30+ fish have been few and far between. More
Without doubt, George Cunningham has had a huge influence on the state of light lure fishing here in the UK. George's homegrown HTO brand has made it possible for thousands of people to try out LRF and ultralight fishing, without breaking the bank, discovering the addictive fun of these methods. By all accounts, the HTO Rockfish UL remains one of the best selling spinning rods of all time. So, when my threat of taking George Perch fishing on the Kennet & Avon finally looked like a goer last week, we were both really looking forward to it. More
I was bored at work yesterday afternoon and decided to see if I could answer the question, "which is the most popular UK predator?" There's no denying that interest in predator fishing, especially lure fishing is exploding in the UK right now, but which predators really interest anglers the most? More