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A look back part 2 Pike fishing

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Re: A look back part 2 Pike fishing

Post by noodle on Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:26 pm

guilty of the same

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Post by steve s on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:43 pm

i must admit im very glad i found this forum (thanks google)as i have said in my other posts im just about to start fishing again but one fish i probably wouldn't have fished for is pike ,due to deep hooking 2 in the past .
although i wouldn't hurt or damage any fish i still thought that they weren't respected as they should be and out of all the fish species the pike was the one most likely to be ill / rough treated and i wasn't prepared to be part of that ,well i was very very wrong just reading posts on here i can see that my opinion of pike anglers /fishing is very old fashioned and on here at least there is a lot of respect for pike .
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Re: A look back part 2 Pike fishing

Post by roaminrivers on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:03 am

steve s wrote:i must admit im very glad i found this forum (thanks google)as i have said in my other posts im just about to start fishing again but one fish i probably wouldn't have fished for is pike ,due to deep hooking 2 in the past .
although i wouldn't hurt or damage any fish i still thought that they weren't respected as they should be and out of all the fish species the pike was the one most likely to be ill / rough treated and i wasn't prepared to be part of that ,well i was very very wrong just reading posts on here i can see that my opinion of pike anglers /fishing is very old fashioned and on here at least there is a lot of respect for pike .
Definately a lot of respect for Pike on here Like you i am glad to have joined the forum (Thanx to Stotty/Paul) I am even learning a bit about Carp angling, dont normally do it.... but getting tempted
Forgot to add ! Another brilliant read Ken & all contributors !!!!!
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Re: A look back part 2 Pike fishing

Post by roaminrivers on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:59 am

On reflection, regarding youngsters... Two of my mates lads who are also friends,told me they were going to have a bash at Pike fishing.. Dont get me wrong ! They are good lads... But i was mortified,as i know they have no Piking experience,so i tried to put them off going without me or someone who has had... Their reply "we"ll be ok" I then tried explain how badly a small Pike can behave..Knowing they would be wary/scared of that first thrashing tooth filled "monster" ( i know i was)."No worries" was the reply to that! In desparation, knowing they would go ahead, i then tried to educate them in brief, also knowing anything i told them would never be enough ! At the end of all this i felt i had let myself,them & some poor Pike down, very badly. I dont know the results of their efforts, but think i can guess.. But since... I have been asked by one of their mums to take them sometime.... I will ! Gladly !!!!!!
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Re: A look back part 2 Pike fishing

Post by Stotty on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:30 am

Thank you for the kind words about the forum. Dan and my self worked very hard to start this off and get it running. My Dyslexia dragged me down quite a bit at the start but with more people joining and coming back with comments like this it kept me going. We now have some quality anglers on the forum with expertise in most fields of the sport. (I will not list them but you can see the regular contributors on the site) Hell I’ve even started fly fishing through it, so why not do some carp fishing, sea fishing broaden your horizons.

As for pike welfare I go over this all the time on here Lee. Sadly referred to them as “toothy terrors” has not helped them, pike are often mishandled when it comes to release. Contrary to popular belief, pike are delicate and suffer more from stress than we think. I say to every new pike angler don’t go on your own you need to go with some one that has some experience in handling and unhooking said fish.

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Post by roaminrivers on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:56 am

Stotty wrote:Thank you for the kind words about the forum. Dan and my self worked very hard to start this off and get it running. My Dyslexia dragged me down quite a bit at the start but with more people joining and coming back with comments like this it kept me going. We now have some quality anglers on the forum with expertise in most fields of the sport. (I will not list them but you can see the regular contributors on the site) Hell I’ve even started fly fishing through it, so why not do some carp fishing, sea fishing broaden your horizons.

As for pike welfare I go over this all the time on here Lee. Sadly referred to them as “toothy terrors” has not helped them, pike are often mishandled when it comes to release. Contrary to popular belief, pike are delicate and suffer more from stress than we think. I say to every new pike angler don’t go on your own you need to go with some one that has some experience in handling and unhooking said fish.
My referance "toothy terrors" was only meant as in the eyes of young or ignorant, & fully respect the delicate side of them & stiil cringe if a fish manages a thrash on the mat.... Have designed a Pike safe mat by the way! Am gonna get a proto knocked up when i have sourced materials & tweaked a few details
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Re: A look back part 2 Pike fishing

Post by Stotty on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:01 am

that was not a dig at you but just how most anglers see the pike Lee, for years they were a 2nd best to carp for me as well but after reeding up and i event went and did a "Pike Master Class" with Mick Brown years back the wife got it for me for my birthday and i must say loved it..

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Re: A look back part 2 Pike fishing

Post by roaminrivers on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:10 am

Stotty wrote:that was not a dig at you but just how most anglers see the pike Lee, for years they were a 2nd best to carp for me as well but after reeding up and i event went and did a "Pike Master Class" with Mick Brown years back the wife got it for me for my birthday and i must say loved it..
That must have been brilliant ! Enjoy watching Mick Brown, in fact my confidence in float fished deads was boosted by watching his success.
Could a similar class be conducted within the club ? May be a bit of interest ? Just a thought ?????
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Re: A look back part 2 Pike fishing

Post by Woodchucker on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:31 am

I am sure something can be put together Cool Smoking

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Re: A look back part 2 Pike fishing

Post by Stotty on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:37 am

we have done a few socials but if you want to do pike we keep talking about a weekend in Scotland Wemen

Think is with pike fishing it would have to be a big lake or loch as doing this thing on a river would be a night mare

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