Friday, 3 December 2021


My first trip out,this month after finishing work at half two and heading over to my mum and dads in ash,and still with a couple of hours of light i stopped off at plucks gutter,with me being set up in minutes and on the bank in under ten and fishing,with the water being a bit coloured and weed and crap flowing down,i soon chucking my lure out,in a set pattern,i soon had a knock and then a grab and run i soon was playing a good size and was soon safely in my next
like a plonker i had left my scales in the car so a mid 14-15lb could be more never know,on close inspection off my lure a major part was missing the TAIL
that must of been the first knock,december of to superb start no1 of the month brings me up to 19 

Tuesday, 30 November 2021


 I am slowly inching  closer to hitting a 20lb pike out the stour,with saturday only yielded a single hit in blizzard conditions

not huge but still brings me up to 16 for november,sunday was just hard not a single run or follow until on the last swim a huge double figure pike hit my lure and nearly ripping the tail off,but some how missed the trebles and swam away gutted really gutted,with today a early finish from work i head back to the stour and worked all the swims with nothing,so had a quick chuck in the lake nothing,so i headed back along the river a different lure third cast in whack and a run it felt like a train when it hit the lure,game on i knew it was big and playing the fish against the current mad it even harder,i soon had the pike safely in the landing net and resting in the river before i took my photo and weigh her 

chuffed to bits my biggest ever pike to a lure,very wide and heavy a superb river pike tipping the scales at 15.14lb so close to 16,after pulling myself together i headed further up the stour and soon nailed another,number 18 for november
a huge learning curve this month working out what lure works and what is a waste of time,what weight to use and the best color,so far my 9and 12 and this all fell to the same weight and lure but only one to a change in color,i got one more color i want to try but mr postman from poland is a bit slow,happy piking never know the 20 might just be around the corner

Sunday, 21 November 2021


 Got my act together on my pike fishing,my lure fishing had been hit or miss,but at last found my problems and seems to be working,caught a jack on wednesday and some strange reason it took it upside and wedge the lure in it mouth,fish was return safely and unharmed

change of venue i headed off on to the stour,i never seem to do well on the river,but that soon changed on saturday i took a small jack out happy with that ,changed swims and took this medium size pike out not quite a double but over the moon

back again this morning same swim and i landed my biggest ever pike on lure 12.14lb,only had short session 2 hours went home with a huge smile 

it seemed it was a easy fix what i was doing wrong,my aim is to just get a 15-20lb on lure this season if i don't i will be pleased with anything 

Sunday, 14 November 2021


It has been a hard slog over the last couple of weeks on my local waters fo pike,but i have landed ten,but not in the same league as dylan all been jacks,all falling to lures which i enjoy more then dead baiting,so will hopefully catch something bigger sooner or later,but next year i will take up a new sport,my lessons are starting very soon so watch this space,my time bird watch will be cut down a lot so will not be posting as much on social media 
my massive pike caught on the river on a 30cm jerk bait lol lol

Tuesday, 5 October 2021


A few shots of the two red throated divers off castle coote my year is ticking along nicely been birding nearly every day with seeing the the same stuff but we in the time for stuff to move for winter