|A sure sign that eel's are on the munch! A dyed Sardine with the stomach chewed out - 9th Jan 2016|
As dusk descended, I was on the phone with my brother Simon, my right hand rod was away and I found myself attached to the smallest pike ever taken on rod and line! Not quite how I'd planned it, but a blank had been avoided!
|I have only ever seen one smaller pike taken on rod and line - Benno took an embryo pike from the RMC on|
some fancy lure contraption
In spite of it's modest size, this fish is right up there with the best specimens I've ever been privileged to catch. Bev simply doesn't get it - she hates eels; they remind her of snakes and worms, yet I feel like I've just run the 4 minute mile or conquered Everest - such is the significance of what I've achieved. Deluded? I couldn't give a toss - I have done something very few others can claim, and that'll do for me! Roll on February!