Mick Flanagan reports from the Midlands where winter piking on the Inny saw some fine fish caught…
Last week Gordon Davies was back in the midlands, and the International Sailing Judge from Bray is really taking a shine to our Midland Lakes & Rivers. This time around we lashed down the River Inny and checked out water levels, and to see was the summer weed growth dying back a bit. The night before we fished, there was heavy rain and the River was in flood, but crystal clear. Mind you it will take a lot more water before you really get to fish all stretches on the Inny.
It was Gordon’s first trip on the Inny, and he will never forget this day as we had some super pike, including a River Specimen of 26lbs 2oz caught by Gordon. The River Monster measured an incredible 110cm in length, and had a Girth of 22cm. I handled some big pike in my time, but this fish was up their with the top predator’s in our waterways. The pike was in mint condition, and latched onto a Savage Eel lure trolling in only 3-4 ft of water. Gordon had a fantastic battle with his River Monster before we got a few quick photographs and released this female pike back to the Inny.
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