Massive pike caught from the River Wye

With pike fishing on my agenda I took a day off from work and travelled from Bridgnorth where I live to Hereford on Wednesday 16th Dec to fish the River Wye.

I got a day ticket from Woody's Tackle Shop to try for one of the many pike that I had heard were showing in numbers during recent Hereford & District AA match fishing contests.

The day was a success to say the least, catching four pike with one of them being this big girl weighing 27lb 4oz.

A fellow pike angler fishing in the next peg helped me weigh and photograph it.

All the days fish took hold only when the legered roach deadbaits being used where twitched along the bottom 15 minutes after being cast in - a tip provided by the local tackle shop owner... Thanks Woody!