Had a few hours out on opening day, no great shakes. Enjoyed myself, never saw a soul and could not be arsed to write it up.
I was down today, armed only with some "Cranks". Had a decent mornings sport, six small Perch all about this stamp. No need to weigh each one, get a photograph of each one(Don't get me fucking started on this issue, as what I've read this week beggars belief). Also managed a Jack.
On a slow retrieve, I paused and a large head of a Pike sucked in the lure and spat it back out again in the blink of an eye. Covered the water again but had missed my chance.
Moved about and had a few more follows from better Perch that veered of late. I love fishing "Cranks" good fun.
Had a speculative cast on the way back around noon, far bank tree and WHACK a good fish went deep. Slowly bringing her near to the net, tail walks and she spits the hooks. Not the lure in the photo a jointed Rapala.Now by taking the front treble off all my lures was to aid unhooking, stop the hanging treble snagging in the net. But on my mind is that, if both sets of trebles were still on the lure a nice Double figure Pike, I'm assuming would be in the net. Dropped a bollock, yeah maybe?