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Today our flyfishingclub held the first 2007 session of the annual pike contest.
After days with only rain and strong wind the sun came out for the first time this morning.
I was not in the mood to haul a heavy streamer on the 8-weight all morning so I decided to skip the pike and try for perch instead.

So armed with my 4-weight trout bum and a small black zonker streamer I headed to the canal we picked for this contest.
After a few casts I was into a nice size perch.


Perch nr. 1

One of my fellow club members was fishing the other bank and immediately hooked into a pike. things where going great.
I moved along the canal and suddenly was in contact with a pike.
I could feel the weight of the fish but the fish came off the hook.


The canal.

After the pike I ran into the perch again, too bad their size was not
equal to their appetite.
I managed a couple of small ones before I ran into a bigger specimen again.


Agressive critters

At 12.00 hrs the contest ended and we assembled at the locks for drinks and sandwiches.
From the scoreboard I could see that at least three pike had been caught.
This day was a succses again.
 

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Marcel,

Good to see you are able to get out for some fishing. Small fish are better than no fish and as you noted there is always the possibility of the unexpected. With the current stretch of sub-zero weather here, I am doing a lot of fly ting getting ready for when I can get out and get to area rivers.

Guy
 

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I have no problem with small fish, If I am catching something then I must
be doing something right.
I do look with a bit of envy though at all these monster stripers being caught
on TF.

Down here the weather has been crazy, way to warm for the time of year.
Trees start to blossom, migratory birds stay put and so on.
I almost wish for a freeze but at this stage it would be too damaging.

We have had a break of two days from the rain and strong winds but tomorrow
the messy weather will be back.
So rivers are off limits for the time being, maybe I should start tying some flies
also.
 
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