Steve Crowe from Norwich is having a great pike season after landing yet another specimen from a Norfolk river during an early morning session.
The pike pictured above is a low 20lb fish, caught on a float-fished roach. His setup consisted of E-Sox Piker Braided Reel Line with a Piker float and at the business end a trace made up of E-Sox Super Trace Pike Wire and size 6 E-Sox Extra Strong Trebles.
A very pleased Steve commented: “It made getting up early and sitting in the dark in sub-zero temperatures worthwhile that morning!”
Roger Marlow braved the conditions to win the latest midweek open contest at Leicestershire’s Lakeview Fishery with an impressive 72lb bag of carp and F1s.
The England Veteran and Drennan Leicester team man caught all of his fish on red maggot at six and 11 metres.
A fine 0.08mm Double Strength hooklength matched to a size 22 Silverfish Maggot was chosen to present single and double red maggot hook baits. On a tough, wintery day he also opted for a slim AS3 pole float in 0.2g and 0.3g sizes. This design is an excellent choice for winter carp, as the relatively fine 1.2mm hollow bristle can be ‘dotted down’ to a pimple, to help spot the shyest of bites.
Inside this week’s edition of the Angler’s Mail is a great feature with Gary Newman, who finally gets his trusty old Drennan Zircon pole tested by some big perch!
Also inside is a full-page review of the expanding E-Sox predator range of tackle, including lures and Dropshot gear.
There is also a closer look at our great-value Drennan Series 7 reels.
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