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The John Moore Pike Trophy Winner 2013

The John Moore Pike Trophy 2013 winner is…

Robin Lipscombe!

Firstly, a big thank you for those taking part in the MSSC Angling’s event, The John Moore Pike Trophy. We were blessed with dry conditions for the entire morning contrary to the forecast heavy rain, although the bitterly cold wind was not so welcome. After a quick brief in the pubs car park we quickly dispersed across the river meadows. Quick success with a Jack Pike apiece by Andy D and myself put us on the scoreboard within twenty minutes of starting. After many areas tried by the competitors, it was an hour or so until the next Pike struck, this time to Kev S taking the lead with a 4lb 12 oz Pike. This fish was quickly threatened by Jon P’s four pound example. As the clock ticked by, no more Pike showed despite all competitors being focused and fishing hard. The last hour proved decisive, I had a four pounder but that still kept Kev S in the leaders position. That was to change as the fishing machine that is Robin L was rewarded when 3 hours of hard effort for no reward finally paid off with a last minute flurry of action. A brace of fish to five pounds and losing a bigger specimen sealed the match for Robin in the final minutes. All Anglers fished hard and well on a unusually cold March day but it was all about luck dropping on fish that fancied a feed, so only a few were caught. Overall not a bad result and the 2013 champion was secured with a fine Angling display. Can’t wait for next year!


MSSC Angling.

Best Pike Trophy 2013

Time to compete for the ‘Best Pike Trophy’! This year we will hold an event on the River in March before the season ends. Please contact Mike Webster if you wish to attend. The days events will be reported here and the winner announced!

I tend to fish my ‘local patch’ of the river two or three evenings a week, wandering along the bank with my rod and lure, hunting down that elusive(so far) 20lb+ Pike. From Season start in June I tend to fish my local stretch of the river which holds a good head of Bream in certain areas along with a good mix of other species including the ever present old ‘stripey’ (Perch). The main problem is the boat traffic which seems to have escalated to silly proportions over the last few years. When I get totally fed up with the boat traffic I tend to move to a couple of local lakes for some peace and quiet. I consider myself very lucky to have this choice of venues so close at hand and can usually travel by foot or cycle (on my suitably adapted/modified bike!). My Pike ‘hunting’ starts from October through to March and as I mainly lure fish for these ‘Crocs’ I’m on the move and can fish between boats. The Pike has always been my ‘favourite’ quarry over the years and is a true predator in our waterways. To me there is something special about the ‘adrenalin rush’ that ‘hit’ gives you when your line tightens up as the Pike grabs your lure, then suddenly all hell breaks loose as the fight for freedom begins.

Andy Whitehouse