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Lair of the Waterwolf

Lair of the Waterwolf is an enthralling underwater film of pike in their natural habitat. Dean Burman is a diver and professional film maker who captured the intriguing footage at Stoney Cove, the National Diving Centre in Leicestershire. The freshwaters of the British Isles have long been the...

Fillet of pike anyone?

On a recent visit to Makro in Sheffield I happened across the fish counter, on the look out for baits. Pitched at the front of the display was a selection of pike. This is the first time I have seen pike for sale at Makro, but with a...

Float Ledgered Lure Fishing

I don’t know if you find this, but when my confidence is high I am more likely to try something a little different. And on this occasion the river was pushing though nicely so I thought I’d try a lure. There is nothing unusual in catching pike on...

A Bluey Day on the River

I’ve been meaning to revisit this particular section of river for a couple of years, ever since I winkled out a nice double during on a reconnaissance visit. The weather forecast predicted the first warm, sunny day of the year. And although rain hung around for most of...

Beware the Enthusiastic Dog

Imagine my delight on Friday night when the missus asks if I am planning to go fishing this weekend. “I am now” thinks I. So I set out for first light on Saturday morning full of hope for a pike before the rivers close. I had stripped the...

Unexpected Ice Bath

After an early start I was full of optimism for the day’s fishing. Mackeral is the bait of the moment and at 8am it once again proved irresistable to a pike. My delight turned to regret in the time it took to strike when the bait came flying...