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Category: Ask PikeAngler

APA021: How to Choose a Lure Rod

Do you know how to choose a lure rod? AndrĂ© asked for some advice with the following question… Hi, I have returned to fishing after a 30 year break, perhaps a mid-life crisis? Maybe! I’m interested in lure fishing for pike on the Severn around Shrewsbury but have...

APA020: Where Can I Go Fishing?

If you landed on these shores from Australia would you know where you could go lure fishing for pike and perch and what is required? This is the scenario Blake finds himself in. Here is his question… Hey mate, I’m an Aussie living in west London and I’m...

APA019: Securing a Dead Bait to Two Trebles

Thank you to Alan Hobson who asked a question about hooking dead baits to two trebles. I always have problems securing a dead bait to a 2 treble hooks on a rig. I always find that the trebles come loose due to the fish body breaking up even...

APA018: One Treble or Two?

Leighton mac sent a question about trebles on a dead bait rig. Is it possible to fish just one treble hook on a dead baiting rig rather than two? Thanks for the question Leighton. The main thing to do is match the rig to the size of the...

APA017: Will pike survive a snap off?

Here is a question from Scott on the subject of losing a pike to a snap off. I had a good run today and lost a pike in a reed bank as I snagged. I was fishing with a 5 inch roach with two trebles. Truthfully this is...

APA016: When can you fish for pike?

Quite a few subjects in pike fishing provoke polarised views. Adam Macdonald sent in this question which addresses one of them. Hi Andy, I have recently been on a trip to Scotland which involved some pike fishing of which I much enjoyed. I want to look at getting...

APA014: How do you hook a dead bait for pike?

In this edition of Ask Pike Angler we look at the different ways to attach a dead bait to a standard trace. The question came in from Dave Wilkins who asked: What is the correct way to hook dead baits on snap tackle? Do you have the head...

APA013: How to target bigger pike?

Got a pike fishing question? Send it to pike.angler@btinternet.com. Here is the latest question. Hi Andy, I fish a water with a lot of Jack Pike. How can I target the bigger pike in the lake?Bob T Thanks for the question Bob. A number of years ago a...

APA012: Canal Pike Fishing

Canal pike fishing is the subject of this question from Mark Brady. I was chatting to fella in a fishing tackle shop who said I should find out what depth the pike are swimming at in a canal. How can I find this out while fishing?Mark Brady Thank...