Dead baiting for pike and the successful float fishing rig

The photograph in the lead image isn’t brilliant, colour-wise, due to light issues but that didn’t bother me.

I had the umbrella up, which helped, but even then then it wasn’t that good.

The reason why I wasn’t fussed about the quality of the image is that it was more important to look after the fish rather than be concerned about the photograph.

It’s nice to get a good trophy shot but, more importantly, apart from dented pride, the fish was returned unharmed.