Pike fishing next week(17th August 2017) in Norwich
I’m fully kitted up for a Pike adventure in Norwich on the River Yare Norwich with fishing buddy Paul Allen.
we are using the professional services of predator-people.co.uk who offer a full Pike fishing service with guides on the River Yare in one of the equipped boats.
I have used this new adventure to get kitted out with predator fishing gear, not that I need much excuse to visit my local tackle show Fishermans Cabin .
My first bit of kit is a Greys Prowla spinning rod which has a capacity to handle lures upto 50g. I added this as my current lure rod is a small Berkley capable of lures upto 20g which I use on my local canal for Perch fishing and felt I needed something beefier.
These two spinning rods make use of two reels I already owned loaded with braid line. My very first reel I ever owned a Korum reel from the club kits they sell for anglers just starting out and my Drennan 7 Series carp BR reel.
Dead bait and Carp:
No I am not dead baiting for Carp. I do not intentionally fish for Carp in my adventures so do not own a 2.5 or 3lb rod suitable for Pike dead bait fishing.
I do have my 6 foot NASH carp rod for those occasions where I fancy a lazy hour or two bank side fishing for Carp, but this is not useful for dead baiting for Pike of a boat so I have added a rod I think will best suit this task.
- Length: 10ft
- Test curve of 2.75
- Stylish green paint finish
- Fuji screw-up reel seat
- Responsive and tactile tip
- Significant reserves of power in the mid-section
- Subtle, dark platinum blank
- Full SiC guides
- Cork and duplon handle
- Ideal casting weight: 20g-70g
This rod will easily cope with any big Pike I might catch and if I do fancy spending some time at a Gravel pit with the intentions of bagging a 30lb+ Carp, then this rod will cope with that too.
I am currently liking the double handle on my Shimano Stradic reels so opting for the 6000 with it double handle and powerful retrieve feels right.
I’m full of confidence:
I have also made my own trace wires for the lures and using Drennan semi barbed hooks, Drennan super 7 braid to 28lb, swivels and snap links.
Needless to say if I catch no fish it will not be down to not having all the gear, it will be me having no idea lol.
But I am confident that in the hands of our trusty skipper, Paul and I will be uploading to our Twitters @davecarrera3 all day so why not pop along and follow us for upto date info, pics and fun.
Wishing you tight lines