Dead baiting for pike and the successful float fishing rig

Well, the answer, as you can see from the video and the lead image, was yes.

It took the sprat and put up a brave fight but, in the end, it was the angler who won the battle.

I needed the forceps but one twist and the hook was free.

I’ll cover more about pike welfare etc over the coming months but you can read previous comments by typing key words in the search engine below.