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Hi Roya
Most pike specialist anglers tell us that pike are a winter species.Although the pike looks a fearsome creature they are very fragile.so maybe its because in the winter they are more sluggish due to cold water conditions,therefore easier to land.In the summer months they will fight a lot harder and exhaust themselves to the point where they might not survive the battle.Not sure this is totally correct but have heard this is the reason off well respected pikers.
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Hi all,

Large pike are all female, (they often eat the males during, or shortly after spawning) In the winter, after gorging on fish, they start to produce eggs for the breeding season. The extra weight put on from the gorging and eggs can make a  10lb summer fish, weigh 13-14lbs or more in winter. Thus the angler gets a bigger fish than in the summer.
This, in the right waters, gives a better chance to catch a record. Or so I have heard.

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Several points on this thread at the moment.
1. I agree that to ask a holidaymaker for £10 a day for fishing is unthinkable, but I wonder how much revenue could be gathered if it was £2 a week per angler, with a £10 season ticket available. I really can't see that as a crippling expense, yet given the numbers, quite a tidy sum would be raised.
2. Litter comes not from any one source but from ill mannered louts (and loutettes) who have no idea about social behavour. Some fish, some boat and some just hang about and chuck it in. All should be horse whipped!
3.  I enjoy a bit of pike fishing too, and agree that we all have to learn somehow. but as has already been mentioned its not always the youngster or novice that does the damage. Until such time as "Zander Bins" are removed from the Fens, and when Reservoir Trout fishermen stop throwing course fish on the banks to die, then perhaps we can train our youngsters to respect fish and life in general. The "Kill the pike" mentality is harmful and should be eradicated, there is however one other practice that will damage the sport, and that is "Live baiting". Telling the child how the life and wellbeing of the pike is important while impaling a smaller fish on a barbed hook doesn't really send out the right message does it?

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Are you allowed to use live bait on the Broads?

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Interesting point, I've seen so many using live bait, I assumed it was permitted. I don't think its against the law so, Who would be in authority to say NO?

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Maurice,

Pike are natural predators in british waters, they and the other species in a system, reach an equilibrium and survive alongside each other. The pike eat dead and, sick/dying fish, as well as healthy ones. Zander on the other hand are an introduced species. They gorge themselves then carry on killing fish for no reason. They are decimating native fish stocks wherever they have been introduced. The NRA have to carry out culls on zander because of the damage they do. So IMHO they should be eradicated, in a humane way.

Flonker,

I think livebaiting is allowed on the broads, as long as the livebait has been caught on the broads, not in a different river system, as this can introduce disease.

LIVEBAITING SHOULD BE BANNED.


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Also, when deadbaiting with freshwater fish, they have to have been caught in the same system because of the danger of introducing disease.
This also Kills fish unnecessarily as Mackeral, sprats and herring, etc, make excellent baits and are freely available.


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I agree with your sentiments entirely with regard to live baiting.
Dead baiting would seem to fall into a similar catagory.
http://new.edp24.co.uk/search/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&itemid=NOED25%20Jan%202006%2020:01:09:790&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=search

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Whoops, Sorry Breadflake, My fault for not making myself clear.
I have nothing against the eradication of Zander in this country, in fact I am in agreement that this should happen. It is the Zander Bins I oppose. I think the bins send the wrong message about fish care, also Zander are quite good to eat, so why bin them. (Pike can be good to eat as well, but I get all mine from a trout fishery)
Idealy the Zander should be removed professionally, not Angled for and binned.

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Hi Maurice,

My sentiments exactly.

Inhumane killing of any animal should, imo, be banned.

I have never fished for Zander.If I did I know exactly where they'd end up. As for Pike, they are delicious. On one of H. F. Whittingstall's tv progs he jellied pike. Something I have yet to try, (along with Zander).

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Hi All
has any one got a picture of a zander to put on site,
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