Not the best pic ever but a nice female pike of 23lb.08oz. She took a float fished brown trout, slowly retrieved 4 feet beneath a large float in 12 feet of water, charging around for a full 10 minutes before being netted by Josh.
An hour and a half later I hooked into this fine specimen of exactly 20lbs using the same method but lamprey for bait this time. This one did'nt put up such a spirited fight and I was surprised at the size of this fish when Josh slipped the net under her.
This is a pic of the bigger fish a few minutes after release. She just lay and sulked for a few minutes before swimming off.
No blue green algea this year so far, and the water is very clear. I think the cold summer last year may have had a adverse affect on it. Its been cold, wet and windy here the last few days but; Sandra and I are off to the Cumbrian Lakes for a week this Saturday, hopefully the weather 300 miles south of here will be a wee bit better. Might even catch a big pike, who knows?