Friday, 30 March 2012

Spawning pike - great picture

Mat Knight sent us this cracking image of two spawning pike in the shallows of a water in Wales.

"It was taken while carp fishing, I saw the pair swimming towards me in the margin and snapped away," he said. "It's very rarely I see two together, so thought it might be an interesting pic for your members."

The larger of the pair is almost certainly a hen, while the smaller fish is her mate. Male pike are smaller than the female of the species. As they make eye contact in readiness to spawn, the male's shorter length ensures the eggs are fertilised by his milt as they are released by the female.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Mark Ackerley to visit Lincoln Region 48

Respected pike angler Mark  Ackerley visits sunny Lincoln on Monday 2nd of April for the Regions last meeting until September.

The region have managed to drag Mark away from his self-imposed exile in Scotland to present his talk "A Piking Life" which considering the amount that Mark has caught should lead to a well packed talk; covering everything from his fishing in the Western Loughs to the present day.

Entrance is £2.50 for PAC members & £3.50 for non-members.

The venue is the Stags Head and their full address is:
Stags Head
68 Newport
LN1 3DP.

Further details on the Region and the venue may be found on the regions blog site at: