Pike are predators, but they are also opportunists, eating dead fish whenever they find them. Even if that dead fish is from the sea and a species the Pike has never seen, they will still try to eat it. For the angler this opportunistic attitude, means we have plenty of dead baits to choose form. … [Read more...] about Which dead baits for Pike fishing
Articles, features and stories explaining tips and methods on coarse fishing on lakes and rivers to help you catch more fish.
There is one simple pike rig that works well on rivers. It is virtually tangle free and will catch Pike in all but the weediest of swims. That rig is the humble running rig. … [Read more...] about Simple pike rig for river deadbaiting
It can be interesting to see what pike fishing setup others use. I often stop to talk to other anglers and at the same time take a look at their setup. So, to save you the trouble, I thought I would just tell you about the equipment I use for dead baiting. I’m not saying you should copy me, nor am I trying to tell you what to use, I’m just saying – Hey, this is what I use. … [Read more...] about My pike fishing setup for deadbaiting
Bread mash Bread mash is an old fashioned ground bait for rivers. It's purpose is to disperse very small bread particles downstream to attract the fish up to where you are fishing. Use stale white bread to make traditional bread mash. Bread from a bakers, dried over a couple of weeks is the best, but here I'm using up all the left overs I have collected recently. … [Read more...] about Bread mash for chub and roach fishing
Arbor knot is used to attach the main line to the spool of a reel. This knot can be used for centrepin and fixed spool reels. … [Read more...] about Arbor knot to tie line to a reel spool