Des Reads Pikers The Riot Act

DES Taylor has launched a scathing attack on piker anglers who break the rules and admitted: “Pike cheats are destroying the sport.”


In a blistering attack the former Angling Writer of the Year has accused predator rods that break the rules by smuggling livebaits onto waters of ruining his own fishing.


“I used to be a keen pike angler but I refuse to be part of the current ‘circus’ who are more interested in catching another ‘thirty’ than they are of safeguarding fisheries from disease,” said Des.


“I’m sick of these rule-breakers claiming the glory when they are nothing but cheats.”


*To read more of Des’ views, see Tuesday’s Angling Times.