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#11 lazy hooker

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:39 PM

Just had a look at the rules of the lake that were given to me and it doesn't mention anything about whether livebaiting is allowed or not, in fact they don't say anything regards fishing methods.
It's worth noting though that the water skiers aren't allowed on the lake from Nov 9th till March 14th, So probably best to wait till they've finished for the season.


was up there on friday for a paddle and got speaking to a couple of fishermen

small meps work well
live bait and dead baits allowed if they are coarse fish dead baits they must come from this water or frozen from a dead bait provider.
sea baits are good with the best being mackeral tails by all accounts

may be up for it but will be able to travel as only comming from cardiff

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:13 PM

Mark,
I am in Uttoxeter - so not a million mikles from Leicester. I could let your mate use a kayak - can provide yak, paddle and PFD and an anchor and drogue if he needs them too. BUT, I can only get 2 kayaks on the roof - so you would still have to drive all the way but you are a lot closer than me!

While we are on about pike - it would be better to wait until the skiers have gone - the water is all very warm and few pike are being caught yet - only on baits. The pike are too lethargic at the moment and in deep water. Another excellent lake to try would be Bala. I am going to fish it a few times because it gets less attention that Llangorse - heavily fished pike are more difficult to catch and they don't like pressure. Bala is big and doesn't get the pressure. If you are having to drive it doesn't really matter which way you go and another hour is neighter here nor there.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:46 AM

That's great Simon, maybe a good plan forming!! if I can persuade him - and his shifts allow - I can share the driving with him if you wouldn't mind him using the yak - and could either come via Uttoxeter and pick up a yak or meet you there. Paddles/pfd and anchors we're ok for - haven't considered a drogue, might be worth me looking into.

s2vto - if I come I can lend you rods/reels, I have a fair selection. I'm rapidly running out of lures though. Can make you some traces up easily enough too.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:30 AM

As Nifty said the skiers are away the second weekend in November. I'll try and tie the lodge down to a couple of dates and run from there :) For those without a yak you can hire a rowing boat :schmoll:
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:39 AM

Sounds great to me. Only 2 hrs drive for me but would rather stop over, in a lodge sounds better than a tent in november.

As for dates I'm easy as I'm supposed to work every weekend so it matters not which 1 I skip.

I might even have a new yak to try out by then too.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 11:59 AM

That's great Simon, maybe a good plan forming!! if I can persuade him - and his shifts allow - I can share the driving with him if you wouldn't mind him using the yak - and could either come via Uttoxeter and pick up a yak or meet you there. Paddles/pfd and anchors we're ok for - haven't considered a drogue, might be worth me looking into.

s2vto - if I come I can lend you rods/reels, I have a fair selection. I'm rapidly running out of lures though. Can make you some traces up easily enough too.



cheers, sounds like i will be coming then :thumbs:

i have a 12lb class euroboat, a spinning rod and a 12-20 class boat rod but no pike tackle
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:20 PM

cheers, sounds like i will be coming then :thumbs:

i have a 12lb class euroboat, a spinning rod and a 12-20 class boat rod but no pike tackle


there will probably be a few people using 12lb euroboats--me for sure :thumbs:
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:25 PM

Quite fancy this myself, was hoping to get there earlier this year but ran out of time. Please put me down for a definite maybe.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 06:08 PM

I like the sound of this one - pike fishing is so easy 'cos if its food they will eat it and if it isn't food they'll TRY and eat it !

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:34 PM

Richi & S2vto, Leave your euroboats at home, they're way over the top :blink:
The gear you'd use for Bass spinning is more than tough enough for any Pike, with 12-15lb mono on the reel.
If your going to use deadbaits then get a few wire traces knocked up with size 8 semi barbed trebles, and all you'll need then is a few swan shot, and a float if you want one, and you're away.
If you fancy lure fishing, then perhaps drop down to 10lb mono or 20-30lb braid (better) and wire traces (30lb or so) with DECENT link swivels (crosslocks) and a selection of Mepps type lures (Ondex are good) and thats it.
Remember to take a good long pair of forceps, at least 10 inches, and some good wire cutters. Landing nets may make life easier to begin with if your not used to handling Pike but you'll soon do away with it once you've had a fish hooked upto the mesh. Just grab the trace then run your finger under the gills ( not too far or you'll start leaking red stuff) and lift the pikes head and he'll automatically open his trap to let you get at the hooks.
They're good sport but treat them like big Bull Huss and that's about what you've got :D
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