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Sunday 15 May 2011

A Passion for Pike

We at Buzzard like to challenge ourselves from time to time and we thought we'd take a short trip out to a lough not far away to try for a shot at the waterwolf, so with this in mind and a worsening forecast we headed off with the boat in tow. We launched and had a quick recce to see what was around

A fair few ducklings were about, waddling through the reeds and round the lilly pads, but it was what was beneath the surface that we were most interested in

Didn't take long for the first one to come aboard, predation in miniature to one of my favourite lures

Took a couple of hours for number two to respond to the lure, but it did with avengence. The weather started worsening at this point so we headed to cormorant island for an early lunch

Heavily wooded with sycamore, elder and hawthorn, but it's a nice enough wee place for a quick stop over

After lunch we weren't long out before we had another jack

We headed into some of the back bays to take advantage of the shelter from the shorline and trees from the offensive westerly that was blowing, we managed another couple here including the best of the day at about 6lb,it was really nice and calm in these wee places but once on the main Lough...

.. the weather really went down hill,the clouds darkened, the wind picked up and the rain came down, so we figured discretion was the better part of valour and headed for home, all fish having been safely returned.

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