Dead baiting for pike and the successful float fishing rig

Although I didn’t even have a run – never mind catch anything – I enjoyed my pike session earlier in the week.

So much so, that I was back out again for more.

My favourite method for targeting the species is float fishing a dead bait.

In this instance it was a small perch on two small trebles and a sprat on a single treble.

I was on a lake where there are fairly shallow margins which then, a few feet from the bank, drop to six-eight feet.