When it comes to angling, always follow your desires, so I went pike fishing again

It’s a standard approach when I’m pike fishing, which is invariably watching a couple of floats.

On this occasion the bait was sardine, with the head on one rod and the tail on the other.

I’ve been fishing recently with just one hook, a size 4.

The baits were in about ten feet of water, 1-2 rod lengths from the bank.

Unfortunately, no fish, but I wasn’t alone as the other pikers on the water suffered the same fate.

Then it was back home for the England v USA game.