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   Lure fishing for pike in northamptonshire?
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   Old Thread  #7 15 Oct 2020 at 11.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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As already mentioned above a good set of wire snips is a must. No matter how many years someone has been pike fishing there will always be that one deep treble that can only be cut. Also if you use quick-loc swivels on trace means that the trace can easily be removed from rod when unhooking. Makes it all a bit less cluttered.
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   Old Thread  #6 15 Oct 2020 at 11.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #5 6 Oct 2020 at 3.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agreed regarding upping the bs of the braid. You want the hook/trebles to be the weak point so you can straighten the hooks out of any snags before the line breaks. 50lb braid sounds like heavy duty stuff but it still has a really fine diameter compared to mono.
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   Old Thread  #4 6 Oct 2020 at 2.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Waterproof trousers are handy for kneeling over the pike on the wet mat to unhook it. Do plenty of research on unhooking and handling pike as they are easily damaged and don't be scared of all the teeth it's not that bad if they do bite you I just carry some insulation tape and bandage my knuckles up
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   Old Thread  #3 6 Oct 2020 at 10.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You haven't mentioned never having fished for Pike but better to be safe than sorry, things I might add to that list,

A glove.

Crushing barbs or replacing with barbless.

Long handled forcep, pliers & cutters, curved and or straight (if you're not confident unhooking back the gill) Personally I use curved long handled pliers nearly all the time as they give you more leverage than straight handled. Sometimes foreceps aren't powerful enought to remove the hook). Prolink pliers are another good alternative

If you've never done it I'd be searching unhooking a deep hooked Pike/fish, it's not for the faint hearted and the main reason I carry cutters, I prefer to cut as much of the trebble away as possible before removing it. Hopefully a scenario you won't encounter lure fishing but you never know.

Personally I'd up the braid BS considerably but that's my choice, it's very easy to weaken lower BS braid by catching it in brambles etc. If you get snagged wrap the braid around your pliers and pull.

Some form of medication for wounds on the body/mouth.
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   Old Thread  #2 15 Sept 2020 at 10.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've a mate and that's all he does is lures for Pike and Perch mate. Norfolk broads he travels to regularly and 3/4 times a week he's out up in the NW. He uses the titanium traces and has a mate that makes him all his lures. Robinson Lures from around Manchester/Wigan way, have a look . Tight lines
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   Old Thread  #1 15 Sept 2020 at 9.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Having done float fishing catching anything that comes along with my dad as a kid and then got into specimen carp fishing in my teens I have never lure fished for pike but it's something im keen to give a try this winter.

Could anyone point me in the direction of a places to try in Northamptonshire?

And in terms of gear/kit the following is what I am thinking-
-10ft 2.25lb tc rod with fox EOS 10000FD reel
-Approx. 20lb braided mainline
-Wire trace
-Lure/jig head
-Landing net and mat
-Forceps

Reckon that kit will be fine or would you recommend anything else/different?

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