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12 February 2003
A miscellany of fishes.
I guess that people looking at the website may wonder why there is rarely more than one fish in a picture. The truth is that my pals and myself generally return everything to the water as soon as we can - including sea fish. I don't possess a keep net but, very occasionally, I will keep a couple of small fish in a bucket for bait or to take a picture.
To obtain a few natural baits for last week's pike fishing activities I spent an hour or so touch legering with maggots. The rig was very simple - one AA shot on a dropper and a size 12 hook on the end of the line - basically a tiny paternoster. On the whole it was very effective and when the fish were feeding it was almost a fish a chuck.
Anyway, I took a few pictures of my catches, just for amusement and here they are. I have to say that I quite enjoyed catching tiddlers for a change but even on fine nylon it is difficult to get a fight out of them.
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February 12th 2003