Thursday, June 05, 2008

Malaren; 5th June 2008

9lb. 2oz. Pike

Simon with his first Pike of the day...

My first Pike of the day...

Lovely trip out in the boat with Jamie and Simon after Pike. The weather was incredible, an absolute scorcher, which affected the fishing no doubt, nevertheless got a few fish. I hooked up first to a fish of somewher in the 4-5lb class on a big bandit jerkbait, though did not weigh this one. Things were quiet for a bit after that fish, changed lures and I again hit a fish, this time a fine, really well conditioned Pike of 9lb. 2oz. which fought well. This one fell to a large jointed Rapala Rap-Shad.
Simon then began to catch, with three Pike coming to him in quick succession, all under the 5lb. mark. Jamie had a desperatly unlucky day, with several strikes and no fish landed, culminating with a very good fish that took a shallow running jerkbait. Unfortunatly the trace parted after a clutch failure on the reel he was using. Headed back in a short while later, a really enoyable session and great to get a few fish on lures. The outing earns three points for both Simon and I.

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