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Gareth



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject: Popping the Pike Pencil.  Reply with quote

This little bit of action resulted in a very nice mid double Pike estimated at 14-15lbs, to a popped up Sprat at the confluence of the Rivers Tas & Yare this afternoon. Two or Three minutes later and after unhooking the said beastie my hands were too wet & slimy to pick up my digital camera and take a photograph, but I do have this video because I just happened to be messing about with my camera at the time, trying to get a decent photo of the float sitting correctly in the water, and when I thought I saw it move I just pressed the video recording button; Gareth's Vaned Pike Pencil Popping
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horace



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you put them back or do you eat them?We used to think they were very bony fish.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice catch Gareth, it brings back happy memories for me of pike fishing. I wish that we lived closer to waters containing pike.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not eaten Pike in over 35 years, like you I've found them to be extremely bony so these days I put them all back.

I have eaten Carp, but have always thought them to be muddy tasting, and I do like to eat both Perch and Zander and will take one for the pot every now and again.

If we have some dry weather on Tuesday, I shall be off to fish this same section of River again: there is about 500 metres of free fishing on this stretch and it would be nice to spend a few hours exploring these few swims with both a popped up deadbait and a couple of lures to see what else this water may turn up (I might even drop my crayfish trap in as well ).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you don't catch crabs.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We sell carp at work.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chub tastes muddy unless it,s cooked in butter
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only ever had carp once.....it sorted anything possibly positive in the fish eating world....(....it most def tasted like mud....an there were a gazillion tiny bones everywhere....) yep....ruined me for life it did.
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Gareth



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gareth wrote:

If we have some dry weather on Tuesday, I shall be off to fish this same section of River again:


Alas, I have to work today  but if the weather is dry tomorrow or Thursday I am intent upon getting at least one session of 3-4 hours fishing in.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I didn't get out fishing this week due to work, social and domestic commitments, but I am going tomorrow morning, and it will have to be tomorrow morning, because high tide is 08.40 am at the mouth of the Yare at Gorleston, and 3 hours later the high tide will reach Norwich. So that will be 11.40ish where I am fishing, I will not fish on an out going tide on the river so I'll be packed up and gone before 12.00-12.30 pm because Norwich City are playing at home tomorrow afternoon, and although I am uninterested in football in general, where I am fishing is about 3/4 mile down stream of the Carrow Road ground, and I'll be the wrong side of the river when the crowds start descending on the stadium, and the bridges across the Yare & Wensum are few and far between and if I don't make back across the Carrow Road Bridge, I'll have to travel between 4 and 5 extra miles to get back to my side of the river. Ironically if the pedestrian chain ferry across the Yare that I am currently campaigning for was installed and working I would only be a 35-40 minute walk home rather than 8-9 mile drive.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How'd the adventure go, Gareth?

Etsay....that chain ferry is Really interesting!

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