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Post  marshman on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:48 pm

Hi all.
Been a keen on piking since I was a lad. Was away from fishing for a while but last few years got back in to it now the kids are growing up a little. I'm now back in to my pike fishing and remember why I used to go every chance I got as a kid. You just can't beat the buzz of a decent hour or two piking. My lad has also joined in now and we're off with the lures when we can. I learnt my piking years ago, self taught and wondered around all alone making mistakes. Luckily I never managed to do any major harm to a fish but now 15 years later realise that the old ways weren't the best. I'm in the middle of updating my gear and buying more suitable stuff and learning from places such as here. I'm not that technical on fishing to be honest, but I've usually got an eye for where the pike lay up and do well. I'm not in to nicking everyone's best spots or weighing a fish to the ounce to beat a pb by one. I love to catch fish and most of all be out with the rod, often alone at 5am when it's raining before I got to work. It is nice to catch and show off a big one now and again though and I'll no doubt pester you with my catch reports. Best fish was as a teen at 27lb caught on a surface popper (what a take, what a fight!) but sadly no photo of that one. My newer stint at fishing (as a grown up) has produced a best of 22lb on a dead bait mackerel half. My lad, only a few months into piking has managed to bag a 17lb fish on the lures, he's ten! My aim this year is to try and get out more and then try and get a 20lb river pike. Looking forward to that one and all those fish in between.

Have fun fishing people and I look forward to reading the board.
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Post  Steve French on Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:30 am

Welcome to the forum Marshman, hope you get your river 20 this season Shocked

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Post  Andy Webster on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:50 pm

Hi Marshman and welcome to the site. I look forward to reading about you and your lad's piking exploits.

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Post  paddy pike on Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:00 pm

Welcome to the forum, You can pester us as much as you like with your captures and your lads captures as well, I am already looking forward to your reports, Good luck out there and remember to be safe, Very Happy
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Post  adie1200 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:22 pm

Hi Marshman and welcome to our site Wink Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  piketastic on Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:19 pm

Hi Marshman, Your post pretty much echoes me , self taught, can catch but I only know what Ive read and what Ive learned myself so decided after a few years to be more sociable with fellow pike anglers to share info have a good crack and pick up a few ideas off the lads on here . Thats just what I have done. I only joined earlier in the week myself. Look forward to those pike in the next few months. good luck and welcome mate.
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