Chris Scally of Fish Tales guiding was looking to get on the water during the Xmas break, but the wind meant that the boat was out of the question, so he took to the bank for a deadbait session instead. The rain and wind saw him bivvy up for the day and he wasn’t expecting a whole lot of action But he kept the deadbaits going in, pumping them full of oil to create a scent trail, and he was rewarded for his perseverance with a fine pike of 107cm. Not a bad return at all!

Please fish in a sustainable manner