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Pike Fishing Tactics

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...

APA011: Pike holding feature on a river

Here is another reader question in the Ask PikeAngler series. What is the first pike holding feature that I should be looking for on a river?Chris Belshaw This is a really good question because we all have to decide where the first cast will go when we target...

APA 010: Pike rigs for Chew Valley

Welcome to another Ask PikeAngler. Dan sent in this question about pike rigs… I’ve got the chance to fish at chew valley for pike and I wondered what rigs would you suggest. Kind regards, Dan. Hi Dan, thanks for the question. My advice is to stick to the...