pike comp jan 15th 2012

16 01 2012

One of the lads Kevin Ward phoned me up a couple of weeks back and said ive entered you into a pike fishing competition. Great i replied what did u do that for ? lol. His reply was……. U had a good year fishing for pike in 2011 so why not give it ago and start 2012 with a pike comp so that was it i didn’t even have a say in the matter i was going to be fishing a comp on the 15 jan.I was feeling a bit nervous leading up to the day as ive never fished in a comp before anyway i arrived at the competition with Kevin and his son Jason and also met up with one of Kev’s mate’s steve. We arrived at 8.30 am and received an envelope with a number wich would be called out then you would go and choose your swim on the lake. I had chosen a swim in one of the corners of the lake wich i thought looked promising. One of the rules in the comp was u could only use 1 rod and i normally fish two rods anyway rules are rules so i was all set up and waiting for the go ahead to start fishing at 10.00 am. The comp was only on for 4 1/2 hours so i set my self a routine 2 hours out with the first bait another 2 hours with a different bait  and the last half hour fishing with a lure. Due to it being very cold i was fishing the dead bait hard on the bottom and continued fishing the same method all the way through the day untill the last half hour were i changed to the lure. The fishing was tough and no pike being caught by anyone and i could see other anglers trying all types of methods but no fish . Then we heard of 1 been caught on a lure and weighed 4lb 1 oz wich was not a big fish but still big enough to win. The way things were going it seemed that the 4lb 1 oz was the winner as the end of the comp was up on us……. NO i didn’t hook into a double figure and win lol but some other guy hooked 1 wich weighed 4lb exactly two fish caught all day with 15 anglers fishing???

here’s some pics i took through the day

here’s a pic of a swan that was feeding right by me and continued to pester me for most of the day with 2 others im just glad they stayed in the water and did not chase me down the bank i have heard that they can be pretty nasty things

watch this space as im fishing ponsticill res on the weekend and i normally catch 1 or 2 their well hopefully



3 responses

16 01 2012

Unlucky Sion:(

Always next time mate

Love the photos, keep them coming!



17 01 2012
Alun Rees

After all the time and preparation you put in? All I can say, knowing how many Pike you’ve caught this winter, that those two fish that were caught must have been the only two in the pond.

Better luck next time!

17 01 2012

lol i now alun but thats fishing for u mate i was due for a blank day.

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