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#1 allymac

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:19 PM

Hello there, i am new to this forum, just joined. on for some pike talk.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:27 PM

Welcome to the forums allymac :)

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Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak,  Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.



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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:25 PM

Welcome to the forums allymac :)


Hi all! Another new member. Despite 50 years of angling I still know very little about pike so not much use to the other newbie

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:28 AM

Welcome to you.

Good angling forums are an amazing place to learn things about our sport you never knew. The range of folks who know bits is wide and when you put them together, you'll almost certainly find yourself a better angler.

I'd been fishing about 50 years when I joined several forums (including this one) and I still remember how little I knew about some things.

On the other hand, I am certain you know things that will be helpful to others and the give & take makes it all lots of fun.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:56 PM

Welcome to you.

Good angling forums are an amazing place to learn things about our sport you never knew. The range of folks who know bits is wide and when you put them together, you'll almost certainly find yourself a better angler.

I'd been fishing about 50 years when I joined several forums (including this one) and I still remember how little I knew about some things.

On the other hand, I am certain you know things that will be helpful to others and the give & take makes it all lots of fun.

Thanks Newt
Still unsure about how to reply to a post without bringing up the previous message or how to begin a fresh topic. However as you say the forum can be useful despite all the accumulated knowledge we each have. No point having it if you are not prepared to share it! I had also hoped to raise the queries about site usage via a pm but that appears to be out of bounds to me. Would be great if you can point me the right direction and then I can join in the fun :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:49 PM

Welcome allymac, plenty of Pike anglers on this forum and Pike talk comes up alot on the coarse forum.

Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub,  Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 03:24 AM

Sorry for the delay. We moved today from Alabama to Florida.

You clicked on the " Reply button which automatically includes the info in that post although you can remove what you wish. If you scroll down a little more, there are buttons for fast reply, add reply (has more available options) and New Topic.

I'd be useless at giving pike advice unless you like lure fishing and even then I wouldn't be much help since my only pike sessions were during a 2 week UK visit several years ago. I'm pretty good with largemouth bass & bluegills, a fair hand at catfish, and do pretty well with carp but I've mostly lived where the weather and water were too warm for pike.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for that Newt. Those buttons are quite plain to see now but I swear they were not available previously! It sounds as though fishing in general is quite good where you live though I am lucky enough to live within a short distance of the upper part of the River Medway here in the UK south east. It is very diverese and with some practice it is possible to catch most species including some fine barbel when the water temperature is high enough for them to feed. Once the temperature goes below around 5 degrees you can then enjoy lighter tackle in search of grayling. Fantastic if you like that kind of thing :)

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:27 AM

The buttons are, unfortunately, far enough below the first set that many folks miss seeing them. You can make a settings change for yourself where a quick reply box automatically opens at the bottom of each page which makes things much easier.

Quick reply lacks some of the features but the box has a "more options" link that simply opens a full reply screen without losing what you have typed.

The area I live in has great fishing but very few species that bite reliably in cold weather. Pike, musky, pickerel (all similar species except for size with pike being the middle one), perch, trout and the others don't like the conditions down here. Blue catfish love it but they also like deep, clear lakes and there are none here. Channel & flathead catfish pretty much go to sleep for the winter when the water cools below 10 C. Bass, bluegill, & carp slow way down and of the southern fish, only crappie seem happy to eat well all winter.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:12 PM

Most of those species are new to me! We are quite lucky that the barbel feed right down to around 5 degrees but chub feed happily with snow on the ground as do the grayling so the only thing stopping you from fishing is the line freezing in the rod rings. Glycerine helps here but after a while the ice build up on the line gets too annoying to continue