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Post by richcherr on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:21 am

Hello All,

i'm taking the old man piking at Blenheim Place in March (hopefully). does anyone have any tips for this venue (its boat fishing only)?.

cheers

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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by tattygun on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:35 am

not fished it but googling blenheim place pike throws up a lot of info

done some big pike by the looks of it affraid good luck, let us know how you get on
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by richcherr on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:38 am

its a bit far for you tattygun but they have a special offer of 25 for 2 for the day (inc boat hire)
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by tattygun on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:45 am

richcherr wrote:its a bit far for you tattygun but they have a special offer of 25 for 2 for the day (inc boat hire)

i did see that, sounds very reasonable

used to travel to birmingham for a night out so no bother going for a days fishing just got a couple of waters i'm going to concentrate on for the rest of the season so i'm trying to not get side tracked! tempting though! lol!
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by richcherr on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:51 am

im not getting out much at all at the moment and its driving me mad!!!. just when you think everywhere has thawed, it freezes again!

I've got a pike match on Trent on the 12th though. i won the last one with a tropical deadbait.
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by tattygun on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:56 am

richcherr wrote:im not getting out much at all at the moment and its driving me mad!!!. just when you think everywhere has thawed, it freezes again!

I've got a pike match on Trent on the 12th though. i won the last one with a tropical deadbait.

the weathers been a real pain, i've still managed to get out but its been disruptive to say the least, good luck with that pike match
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by richcherr on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:00 am

cheers mate
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by Woodchucker on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:08 am

You should do fine on Blenheim Palace, like Ryan has said the place has done some good Pike in the past so there is always a chance. If you can get hold of a fish finder it will be a major advantage, set your rods up with inline floats and fish them flat on the deck along the drop offs or any other features you can find. Just make sure you have a good anchor hold because a moving boat can be a nightmare when float fishing. Wink

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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by richcherr on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:29 am

thanks woodchucker, just looked at the fish finders on ebay...too pricey for me at the mo. think i might try a drifter float as well.
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by Woodchucker on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:38 am

If I fished it I would hit as many spots as possible, if fish are feeding you will get takes with 5 mins of the baits hitting the water so spend no more than 30mins at each spot, I would also search as much of the water as possible with lures, not only is this a great way of catching Pike but it will also bring them to your deadbaits.

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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by tattygun on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:00 am

fishing lures in and around my deadbaits has proved successful for me in the last few weeks, had one rod out for around half an hour with no movement until i cast a bulldawg on top of it, started dipping on the retrieve and i thought i'd snagged it but it was a take, this is in 5 feet of water so i'm convinced the commotion from the lure was enough to wake the pike up enough to take

you also pick up the odd fish on the lures themselves even in the extreme cold
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by richcherr on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:04 am

i'll give it a go lads, think that boat might be a bit cramped though. just bought a bulldawg from ebay.
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by longshot on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:42 am

richcherr wrote:Hello All,

i'm taking the old man piking at Blenheim Place in March (hopefully). does anyone have any tips for this venue (its boat fishing only)?.

cheers

rich c

Can't give you any advice, but if your father decides he doesn't want to go I'll take his place, lol. Always wanted to try for the Tench on there, but Pike will do!!

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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by richcherr on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:36 pm

hello mate,

tell you what, why not block book it for a social? id be up for that, could we have a UKFF charity match at some commercial somewhere. don't mind travelling anywhere. maybe for the Nidge Mac trophy / fund?
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Re: Blenheim Palace Piking

Post by Andy Scott on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:50 am

I've fished Blenheim twice and caught a couple of pike each trip on lures. It has seen a lot of pressure after a big 30 was caught a few years back. I'd stay mobile as the fish seemed to come from anywhere although the bridge and dam end seemed very popular.

Also take some perch sized lures - there are some cracking perch in there!

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