Well my fishing buddies,
After joining this years fishing competion (i dont know if its a good thing or not?) i finally have some points on the board, not many but some he he.
I ventured out last sunday for a cheeky few hours on the canal at Hawkesbury Junction. All i had to show for that visit was one dropped run, and nothing else? So this week i arranged a morning session at Bishops Bowl with Pike my Quarry? I arrived half an hour late due to me taking a wrong turning, dont know how as i have been here on many occasions? Anyway i arrived to meet Mark, my fishing partner already in our chosen swim for the day and just tackling up? After the normal hellos, i started to tackle up too?
As only deadbaits can be used here, i had recently stocked up on course fish from a company called online baits, i purchased in bulk saving myself a few pounds in the process? I was starting on roach on one rod and bream on the other? Within a 10 minutes of Marks rods being in, his float signalled interest on his lamprey section, the bite developed well but when he struck nothing was present?
He rebaited and cast out to the same spot? After a short while there was interest again, this time resulting in a fish of approx 8lbs? This fish had a very large teeth wounf which was larger than my hand, and proberbly was an old one which had grew with the fish? His second rod soon shown some interest and a second perfect condition pike of about 6lbs was banked?
In all this time i had been searching out a bite for myself but to no avail? Then mid morning whilst reeling in, and within a few feet of the bank a pike rose out of the shallows to launch itself at my bream, the pike was on and banked very quickly. My prize for this was a jacke pike of 2 lbs 6oz? Not much of a fish but enough to get me started? lol. On release the por bugger sat in the shallows for a good hour, having a sulk i think?
11:30 soon came and it was my time to leave and try and manage a kids football team?
So points on the board for me and looks like i have a lot of catching up to do already?
P.S next time i will photgraph it opps?