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Post  brumler on Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:10 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking to start pike fishing this winter. I'm an avid carp/coarse angler but never tried pike, which I've been wanting to for a while.

I'm looking for a bit of help with the tackle I need. I'm looking to lure fish on rivers/fisheries, and need some help on which are the best rods/reels/tackles to buy. I'm a student, so money isn't endless for me! So any the best cheapest tackle would be good! Or names of makes, or spec of rod/reel and I can have a search online, ebay etc.

I appreciate all the help, and thanks in advance

Rhys

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Post  plumb68 on Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:02 pm

Best bit advice anyone can give you is go with someone with a bit of experience, especially if your starting with lures, I have been piking on and of for 20 years and still a novice, I  started lure fishing 2 years ago and they are so much harder to unhook I certainly wouldn't want to try on my own with my first fish
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Post  brumler on Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:24 pm

thanks for that, i'll ask around to see if anyone i know has any! anyone any help with tackle please?

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Post  plumb68 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:07 am

Oh yeah tackle lol,
I use a wychwood agitator lure rod 20-60gram about £40 if you shop around,
A shimano sienna front drag 4000 size with I think 50lb fox braid or get power pro,
And I usually use savagegear 4 play lures the 52 gram ones there swim baits good starting point in my opinion
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Post  symonh2000 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:17 pm

If you were planning on deadbaiting at moderate range then your current Carp rods will most likely be adequate.

for lures you really need a dedicated lure rod... I have a couple, a Mitchell premium 2 light spinning rod of 7ft which I use for small rivers, canals etc which cost me £20 and I have a 10ft Daiwa procaster for lure fishing on lakes and larger rivers, this cost me £40.

The larger lure road is also good for boat fishing deadbaits, and for sink and draw.

For reels your carp ones will probably do as well, although on a light spinning rod you might want to use a smaller reel, say 030 or 040 size.

I never use a baitrunner when pike fishing, although if you have one you don't have to use it.


If you want a cheap rod that can do lures as well as close in deadbaits have a look at the Silstar X-performance spin in 8 or 9ft lengths. My brother has one and it is a brilliant rod for what it cost.

It was £14 from sports direct..

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Post  stubbo on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:44 pm

for the heavier stuff a jerk bait rod will be needed to cast and impart the right action to the lure/jerk/rubber the ones I am using at the moment are 135grams and heavier 80lb power pro braid and a 6ft 6 inch toothy critter jerk rod which is bullit proof been using it on and off for 10 years
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Post  petestanley on Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:29 pm

I use the toothy critter jerkbait rod too stubbo. Highly recommend it. Had mine for about 10 years too, pretty much the only piece of my old fishing gear I kept after my hiatus.
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Post  stubbo on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:03 am

petestanley wrote:I use the toothy critter jerkbait rod too stubbo. Highly recommend it. Had mine for about 10 years too, pretty much the only piece of my old fishing gear I kept after my hiatus.
cant fault it pal......
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