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Category: Tackle

Pike Fishing Tackle

APA021: How to Choose a Lure Rod

Do you know how to choose a lure rod? André 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...

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...

APA 008: Buying my first pike rod and reel

Alan Hobson sent this question to me on facebook: What advice can you give me on buying my first rod and reel? I will be fishing mainly rivers using paternostered dead baits. I visited Walkers of Trowell and viewed a 2.75 lb test curve, 12ft Fox Royale Predator...

APA 003: A selection of lures for most situations

This question comes from Luke Dorrington who asked: With the massive amount of lures out there what would be a good selection to buy to cover most pike fishing situations? Thanks for the question Luke. It has really set me thinking. There are so many unique fishing situations...

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...

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...

Essential Unhooking Gear for Pike Fishing

Specimen Landing Net The first item you will need for unhooking a pike is a suitable landing net. After all, you have to get the pike out of the water and onto the bank. Or do you? Pike anglers who are experienced in holding and unhooking pike might...