|Home from home - my CK "Bunka" bivvy passed the test with flying colours. In spite of torrential rain,|
in varying wind strengths, not a single drop of water made it inside.
|I'm certainly showing signs of living rough - a nice pike and a bit of|
product placement! Let's hope that Dragon Carp appreciate my endorsement ?
"Get one of these bivvies and you too could look like this!"
Our time together was cut short by a family bereavement, but there are plans to get up to Scotland in 2015 to give a talk to the guys of CSPA offering our opinions on the subject of pike handling / welfare and the task of educating the casual anglers into respecting the environment that they fortunate enough to have free access to. Litter is a massive problem around the shores of Loch Awe, as is the amount of discarded fishing line and wire traces.
|Luke in action, once again, Benno waiting with the net.|
|Four treble hooks, from two separate sources, an assortment of leads plus two pop-up balls.|
All taken from the throat and stomach, of a mid-double, as witnessed by Davie.
Where, in modern pike angling literature, do these rigs feature?
Nothing I can do, or say, will halt this but, in a rather simple way, this blog will have raised the subject of Scottish pike welfare into the consciousness of others, maybe someone out there has ideas that could bring the debate to a wider audience - or is it that there is a core of Scottish contempt for their natural heritage in keeping with the blatant persecution of birds of prey by certain sections of the population?
|Magnificent sporting fish which deserve more respect by a section|
of the anglers who visit the shores of this wonderful fishery.