My wife was on nightshift – the plan was as soon as she got home I was going to have a morning Piking down at the Forth n Clyde canal. Unfortunately I had not factored in the neighbours BBQ, copious amounts of alcohol and a young chap from Bosnia who encouraged me to sample [...]
We searched for Pike – jeepers we walked around a whole loch looking for them. The loch we found could not have been more Pikey – it was weedy, shallow in places and actually had trees growing in the middle of the loch. It looked like perfect Pike habitat. We attached it with plugs thinking [...]
Mixed results as the season draws to a close. I have had several sessions on my other favourite river, two at the local canal for Pike and one down the Kelvin.
I met Mike down at my other river for a few hours, the river was slightly high and the colour of tea but did [...]
If you do not live in Scotland then I donâ€™t have to tell you the weather has been bad. For my international readers I can tell you the Scotland is stuck with an area of low pressure that is causing wild winds, torrential rain, thunder n lightning (with hailstones) and generally making fishing impossible. When [...]
So I was supposed to go Pike fishing on Sunday with Alex and Charlie, I was all prepared however a slight overindulgence of alcohol on Saturday evening meant that I was feeling under the weather and had to stay horizontal. Being vertical made me sick. As It was I missed out on what sounds like [...]
So last year a couple of friends and I headed down to the river Endrick for a spot of Pike action. If you were a reader at that time you will now remember that “action” is the opposite of what happened. We did not in fact see any Pike at all and my and the [...]
So it was at around 10pm on Christmas night when I got a text message from an enthusiastic fisher Charlie. – Want to go fishing tomorrow? I replied – Why the hell not!
I had read something somewhere about going Pike fishing on Boxing Day being traditional so we decided to go to the local [...]
Ah yes, that was what I said…..a deep river…I have caught Pike there in the past…hell Claire caught Pike their in the past…..except now we will be armed and dangerous!!
Where did it all go wrong?
We had wire traces, giant plugs that rattled (mine cost Â£1.50 but Alex bought Rapalas at 10 [...]