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Thread: Are Pike Next ?

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    After the specimen caught tench on the pole, and carp fishing on the pole, what are your thoughts on pike on the pole?
    It has been done, albeit accidentally, sometimes it is not so much of an accident either.
    But I wonder how long it will be before it becomes an accepted method by some?
    I donít think it is as mad as it sounds, I am against it, but what are your thoughts on this.



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    there was a feature in one of the weeklies a few years ago,about some bloke that use a pole for pike fishing on the fens.he used a 4 inch dead roach with no less than 3 trebles on the trace.the method that he used was a sort of jigging on the far bank.personally,i wouldn`t like it to become popular,as i think that using a pole would necessitate playing the fish to exhaustion before netting it.i know very little about pole fishing,but i`ve witnessed several carp having tobe "played out" before netting.this would be bad for pike and lead to a few deaths,especially in the warmer months.

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    I agree Piker,
    but there are those who would try to convince us otherwise, all in the name of progression.

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    We don't need anything new in angling, all we have to do is make proper use of what we already have.

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    If its going to be bad for the fish then obviously you shouldnt do it. But if there is no reason other than the fact that somone is doing somthing different that you dont want to do yourself or just because you are of the opinion that "we dont need anything new in angling" then it is pretty sad.
    If fishing for pike with a pole is safe for the fish then I dont see why people shouldnt do it if thats what they enjoy.

    At the end of they day we all fish the way we do because that is what gives us the most pleasure be it Float, Feeder, Pole, Centerpin or sitting in a tent behind a barrage of rods and alarms.

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    Do you think fishing for pike with a pole is okay Jos?

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    Do you think fishing for pike with a pole is okay Jos?
    And you know all there is to know about water craft, baits, and what equipment to use then do you? (RE your remark about being pretty sad over not needing anything new in angling).

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    There are limits to what you can do with a pole and pike fishing is one of them.

    No objection to putting a deadbait under the trees on the other side of a canal or drain though.

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    Or a baitboat could do the same job, and even better if there are lots of overhanging branches.

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    Carp take off at terrific speeds, as well as pike, so what's the difference? Providing a trace is being used. Personally I don't agree with either.

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