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dannyb1
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Could anybody give advice as to the best location for pike fishing on the Northern Broads!  Not had much luck over the last few years, not sure if its location location location or just my tactics!  Usually use dead bait (smelt) and considering trying that and lures this year. Any advice or pointers would be great.

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River Yare and it's broads, In summer surface lures around the lily pads on the river margins And similar tactics on the Broads. Winter for best fish static deads either on the river or in the boat yards around Brundall or slow trolled live baits down the river margins and around the boatyard entrances.
Next best place Waveney between Beccles and Geldeston.
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Strangely enough, although I am Waveney based, I have taken to fishing the Northern rivers. Not by way of a change but because the Waveney has been hammered and hot spots revealed on the web, the river is now a pathetic shadow of a few years ago. Where I go is, well, you'll have to do as I have done, find your own. But I am catching! As for the Yare, can be a tad crowded!

I am sorry that I am being less than helpful. The worst thing a pike angler can do is to share his successes on the internet, unless he wants every man and his dog fishing the same swim the following weekend.

Jenny Morgan,

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Robert Kett 1549.

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Jan-31-2007 @ 9:07 PM                           Permalink
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I can certainly understand the reasons for your comments! Being new to pike fishing, and only doing it with an experienced partner 1 week every year (who knows how to handle pike but is really that hot on the broads!) you will need to tell me more about these pikey places! what do they look like!!

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Tell you what Clive, I'll swop one of your pikey places for one of mine if you like. I landed a 23Lb one at this location

One of these decades we WILL finish Broad Ambition !!


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Feb-01-2007 @ 2:51 PM                           Permalink
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its as bad as the official secrets act round here!

danny

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your not having much luck Danny, the few places named are actually on the southern waters rather than the north!

There are one or two traditional pike fishing waters on that you may want to start with.

The river Thurne between Martham and Dungeon Coner plus Candle Dyke / White Slea between the Thurne and Hickling Broad.

Do be careful - some areas of the water up there have restricted access thru the winter for the protection of the wildlife.

There are one or two spots on the Ant as well, try the margins around the junction of the river to Stalham and the serval wide pools which are formed by the bends of the river.


Hopefully I have not been too specific to invoke the Fatwa of the Pike Mafia!

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BoatBoy - No comment. Dannyb1 - Were you paying attention?

Clive, - Agree with your comments entirely, that is the only Photo I have ever taken of our Pike. Unhooking in the water is also my chosen method, but as you say only can be done in low freeboard situations, otherwise I use my mat, barbless hooks. spec net,in fact as a species the Pike have cost me a few pennies over the years.

Dannyb1 - if you really want to land a few Pike, then give Charlie Bettel a ring for a day trip out on the Yare, he provides everything including the boat, two of us did this a fair few years ago and I'm still using his unhooking methods, with practise it is far kinder to the fish. Incidentally my preferred bait is dead-bait - smelt, mackeral and lamphray always seem to do it for me. Lures and spinners have produced but only numerous Jacks, that is not to say it won't work for you as I'm sure it would for others.

Just to confuse the issue, sometimes we have caught in the most unlikley places that don't seem 'Pikey' at all. A tip is when ledgering / float fishing etc, put your pike rod out (Close to hand)with a large float and minimal depth to bait and just leave it to it's own devices. My 23Lb was caught at a depth of just 2ft down with the float literally bumping up against the reeds, Where? - It can be found in a popular book !!

As for the 'Secret Service' - you are most probably correct, they take lessons from Musiclive and JennyMorgan!

All the best in your endeavours, if you want further info from a 'semi-pro' on this site - ask 'BreamSlayer'  -  Griff

One of these decades we WILL finish Broad Ambition !!

dannyb1
Feb-03-2007 @ 10:26 PM                           Permalink
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sorry to say this but I am still in the dark, bit slow to catch on sometimes!

regards

danny



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Heres a pikey clip for all of the pike fisherman, think this one might have bitten off more than it could chew.

regards

danny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K45YcVyAATw

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