Norwich based Steve Crowe, had a fantastic brace of pike during a weekend
session on a Norfolk river.
The smallest of the session was 19lb 6oz, which was followed by an even bigger fish of 21lb 6oz. Both of the fish were caught on roach baits using a simple float setup consisting of 45lb E-Sox Piker Braided Reel Line, Piker float and E-Sox Super Trace Pike Wire.
Steve Rowley netted himself an impressive 25lb 4oz pike on the opening day at Chew in October.
“It rained virtually all day long, with gusty winds. The lake didn’t fish particularly well to Chew standards. I found myself blanking until 3.30am in the afternoon, when I had a small fish of around 6lb. My boat partner Steve Marshall had already had four fish to just under 17lb.”
“Just 15 minutes later the fish took my Sardine bait. For the first few seconds the fish didn’t feel big at all. Then it started to pull back, and as it tried to run under the boat towards the anchor rope I realised I had hooked something decent. My E-Sox Piker Bait rod and 60lb E-Sox Piker Braided Reel Line were both up to the challenge, and I managed to turn the fish and guide it towards the waiting net.”
Recent rainfall prompted Simon Daley to head for the Dorset Stour in search of one of its resident big chub.
“As the light faded I had a thumping bite, which resulted in this 6lb 1oz chub. My first 6 of the season!” Explained Simon.
Simon used a simple link leger setup using a size 6 Wide Gape Specialist hook baited with a piece of his homemade paste wrapped around the shank.