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Ariel_VH
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Could anyone tell me the best way to present dead bait for pike on the Broads.In my home waters I usually ledger a half mackerel and enjoy some success but this method does'nt seem to work well on the Broads.Ive had a few small pike but nothing above about 5 or 6 pounds. Also,are there any fish mongers to buy bait from within easy walking distance from moorings.Les.

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BreamSlayer ??  One for you I think

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thats a good point there ariel, I am visiting the area for a spot of pike fishing soon, Is it better to use the frozen bait you get from the angling shops or to go to a fish monger and get fresh.  Are fresh baits likely to be more smelly or juicy and are they a better way of attracting the pike?

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Smelt is a recognised success on the Broads, and mackeral probably the least so! Suspended off the bottom works well. Went out with a lure (Big S) today and had quite a few. They'll soon be spawning so get a move on.

Jenny Morgan,

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Robert Kett 1549.

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Which just goes to show that there are no set rules with Pike as my best was caught using fresh mackeral, at a depth of about 2ft nudging the reeds on the side of a Broad. When out with Charlie Bettell a few years ago, all we used was roach with a good hit rate.  -  Griff

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Clearly mine did not know the rules either got a 22 pounder on a whole frozen mackerel ledgered this winter, bought the mackerel from the local butcher, here in Lincolnshire, he actually offered me frozen roach but somehow it did not seem right, not from a suitability as a bait point of view, but just seemed wrong. No idea where they would have come from.

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Hi All. just heard about this type of rig of a few lads at work. Its called Kebab style, fished in conjunction with a 2 to 3oz lead.A no6 sea hook semi-barb or barbless,attached to a wire trace,a30lb hair rig of 6 inches or so. Bait of your choice and can be any,smelt,lamprey,mackeral,eel,roach,pieces of each all the better.  
Cut the bait into one inch squares and thread onto hair rig, via bait needle and lock together by means of a large hair stop, can be fished on the deck or popped up with a foam popper.
Rig is a modification of what the lads use to tempt the big catfish on the ebro in spain.
Dannyb. Might be worth giving it a go, I know i shall be trying it next time Im down.
Tight Lines.
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Hi all, First time on the forum - I've been visiting and fishing the broads once a year for nearly 20 years but only recently have started Pike fishing.

Over the last couple of years have had success on all types of baits...catches of note are a 24lb caught on sardine, others of note were a 15 lb on a mackeral tail and a 12lb on a bait you don't often hear of - a whole grey mullet about 6ins which I purchased from a chinese supermarket...maybe Pike like the odd takeaway too! I only used it as a bet from my better half...she now claims to know more than me despite never even wetting a line!

And just to finish - excellent site, it has kept me entertained at work for many months reading everyones tales!!

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This has got me thinking a bit, because I dont know that much about pike fishing, could anybody tell me the best way to set up a pike rod, from reel to hooks...do I need to be using pop ups or lead with dead bait, wondering if this is where I could be going wrong meaning my bait looks a bit fishy to the pike!

breamslayer, I need all the help I can get mate!!
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Silva, First off welcome to the Forum etc. AT LAST I have got to welcome a newbie BEFORE that ROYA, Naaa Na Na Na Naaa (Watch out for him, he has some very dodgy pills).

Second, you have been reading for months and not posted any fishing tips?? Don't get too close to the BreamSlayer or he could be re-named the SilvaSlayer !!

Dannyb1, don't make a meal of a snack, sometimes the easiest/simplest is the best route. It's all very well for BreamSlayer to get all technical on us all but he knows what he is talking about (I just usualy nod my head in agreement with a vacant look in my eye) I got my best Pike without doing owt too 'Posh' best advice is have a 'Spec' net to hand along with a unhooking mat and just be patient etc. Having said that, if you manage to hook BreamSlayer's ear you are in safe hands.  Talking of hooking BreamSlayers ear, just ask him what happened in Holland a few years ago when a fellow angler DID hook BreamSlayers ear when casting out!! We learned that an 8Lb Line cannot pull his ear off!

Now in the photo guess which one is the Bream and which one is the BreamSlayer? Answers on a postcard!!  -  Griff



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