Pike Flies

After last weeks bonanza I was on the phone making plans to attack the Forth and Clyde canal for Pike. I bought some materials the other day and they have been sitting around just waiting for me to tie up some killing patterns.

So last night I decided to tie up some Pike Flies. […]

Alex, I have either hooked the bottom or a very big Pike!

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 […]

Boxing day Pike, or not!

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 […]

I know a great place for Pike!!!

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 £1.50 but Alex bought Rapalas at 10 […]

Pike action on the Forth n Clyde!!

So I headed down to the canal for a bit of Pike action. No I was not using a fly rod (for my sins) I was using a nice spinning rod with a big “fuck off” plug that dived and darted and generally did impressions of a dying fish. It was all very exiting! A […]

Pike Vanish From Lake

Pike Vanish From Lake

Canadian resort puzzled by disappearing fish.

August 2004

Where did all the northern pike go? That’s the question being asked by the community surrounding Watson Lake, located on the border between British Columbia and the Yukon in Canada.

Before last year, Watson was considered a prime destination for trophy pike. In […]

I finally found my tube!

I have no idea why we always wait until the last couple of weeks to get together however on a very cold and frosty morning we decided to hit Carron dam for some float tube action. 

The drive down was very enjoyable – the temp hovered around 1 degree the whole journey from my […]

Dry fly – loch style!

Ewen, a pal from London was in town and he wanted to meet up for a fish. He had actually messaged me when I was up on my highland river and I had said he could have joined me if he had contacted me a few hours earlier. Aye, he could have joined me […]

Bobbin’ for Trossachs Monsters

“You know what we have never done?” I said to Alex as we discussed a plan to go fishing on Sunday “Whats that?” said Alex with a slight hesitancy in his voice as he knew this was the start of another crazy wack plan. “We have never been towed around a loch in our […]

First Permit of 2019 bought

Well it was not actually bought by me as it was a very nice surprise – a Christmas gift.

I always think you have got to be careful buying fishing gifts as they can be a hit or a very wide miss – this is definitely a hit. Long time readers will remember […]