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Pike Angler Blog

Fishin Addict Lures

Chris Howell from Fishin Addict contacted me recently and asked if I’d like to try some of their lures in return for a review. Naturally I agreed and a day later a package arrived. The first thing to say is that delivery was very prompt. The lures were...

Mark Houghton Custom Lures

Review by Alex (Makk) Mychalyszyn It’s been a couple of years since I bought my first Mark Houghton Lure and I have purchased many more since. If any of you readers are not familiar with Marks lures, don’t worry, this is a nice review of these fantastic lures...

Fishing blogs you should read

There are loads of Blogs about angling and pike fishing out there in the big old web. I want to share some of the blogs that I enjoy and that you should read. Here are fifteen to get you started. More will be added as I find them....

Jack’s Pike Comic Strip

I have just stumbled upon Jack’s Pike, a cracking comic strip about a couple of pike anglers. (Click on the image to see lots more cartoons) These excellent comic strips take a very wry look at the obsessive nature and quirkiness of the fisherman. The creator of Jack’s...

Robs Pencil Portraits

Whether you are looking for a gift for a pike angler or if you simply want to add some art to your personal collection of pike memorabilia, you should consider a pencil drawing from Rob Woolnough of Rob’s Pencil Portraits. Pike Portrait Rob describes his work as follows…...

Wychwood Reaction 3lb Rod and Shimano ST6000R Baitrunner Reel

Not breaking the bank – Mr Makk For me £70 is a lot of cash, especially when I have been on a £20 a week income through college. It’s more than three weeks savings. To spend it on some fishing tackle, well, I don’t know where to start;...

Daiwa Vertice Telespin 3M 10-40g

The bright colours and wide variety of lure patterns available proved a temptation too far for this wood chucking novice. So after parting with my hard earned £20, I am a Yorkshireman you know, the brand new telescopic lure rod by ACME was unveiled and a modest sized...

Fox Warrior Predator Spin 7ft 20-80g Lure Rod

Requirements Being in the market for a new spinning rod, I was typically daunted by the choice available. My Daiwa Vertice Telespin has proved a worthy companion. Last summer, however, the tip mysteriously snapped off during a caravaning holiday. I wanted the replacement to be compact, lightweight and...

Review of Salmo Slider Jerkbait Lure

With a realistic appearance, a beautiful finish and an overly large head and eye, which provide a nice target for the pike, the Slider by Salmo is a reliable jerkbait that will always find a place in my lure box. Lure anglers are quite particular when choosing the...