Christian Bayard and pike

For pike and perch fishing all legal methods are permitted including trolling, bait fishing and, in recent years, fly fishing for pike has become popular.

Perch caught at Grasshopper CottageIt is recommended that you use an 8-10ft spinning rod with fixed spool or multiplier reel, 100-200yds. of 10-16lb breaking strain monofilament line is necessary. Baits include dead bait, spoons, plugs, Mepps, Rapalas, Toby’s and Tasmanian Devils, Silver, Gold and Yellow-bellied Devons, Lane Minnow and rubber tailed spinners.

 

24lb pike on fly from float tube