Archive for the ‘Pike Fishing’ Category
The best pike of the season by a Carp Catchers customer so far was reported to us recently by Tom Cox. Toms’ monster pike weighed 25lb 4oz and was caught on a legered roach from our deadbaits section. Tom has been tying his own traces using Drennan Barbed Carbon Trebles , Drennan Slim Crimps and Drennan 7 Strand Pike Wire. Well done Tom that is one big, toothy pike.
Oliver has been putting in a lot of time and effort into his pike fishing over the winter and it has paid off. Below is a nice clean pike of 11lb caught from the local canal, a decent size fish from a canal. Oliver caught his pike on a roach from our deadbait section. Nice one Oliver!
As with the deadbait traces, a good pair of wire cutters and crimping pliers are needed.
Cut a 12 inch length of pike wire and thread a crimp onto the wire. (See picture below)
Now thread a snap swivel onto the wire and thread the pike wire back through the crimp. (See picture below)
Then using the crimping pliers, flatten the crimp in three central positions. (See picture below)
Repeat the past three steps with a normal swivel on the other end of the pike wire. (See picture below)
The finished trace should look like this. (See picture below)
The normal swivel can be tied to your mainline with the snap link at the other end being used to quick hassle free lure changes.