Graeme and Mike Pullen take The Totally Awesome Fishing Show down to a canal to pass on some tips for targeting pike on twitched sprat (sink and draw). Consistent pike fishing is nothing to do with tackle, but the art of reading your fishing area. You have to develop a “sixth sense” to spot any feature as a potential holding area for either baitfish, or predators like Pike and Perch. Remember, the more you know, the more you catch. Finding Pike on a canal can always be difficult, but armed with some of the Totally Awesome Tips you could find a shortcut to some instant action!
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19 COMMENTS

  1. All baits can be twitched. Minnows or bleak on a single size 6 carp hook can be good for Perch(and small Pike).You might have to add some shot to get them down. Fish the margins for perch, overhanging bushes /trees etc.

  2. Thank you very much for taking you time to do this video. I fish for pike often on lakes and ponds but never on the canal and the ironic thing is my house backs on to a canal. I am going to give it a try with all the tips on you video.

    Cheers
    Billy

  3. In other pike videos you mention not striking too soon and letting the fish take the whole bait. The canal i fish is very murky and i’m unable to see the bait in the water. Is it best that i use a float in that case? I’m new to pike fishing and giving it a go at the weekend. Love your videos Graeme and i’m taking many tips from you…VB hooks on order! Keep up the good work 🙂

  4. I got a new spinning rod yesterday went fishing soon as used that jerk technique last cast by a boat pike was 15 pound

  5. im fishing in a lakе  but  the  pike iss  very  cautious  am try  to cach tis  beutuful fish  but  i  lan  to try  a  twiching sprat  dos he worck in lake  please  help

  6. Hi Graeme and Mike
    great video, some great tips,really enjoyed it.
    I’m going cruising on the Broads next week, starting at Potters Hiegham and hopefully heading towards Wroxham. any other tips you can give ? or places to try ? I will be using lures because the women are worried about smelly dead bait !!!!!!!!!
    thanks, keep up the good work.

  7. I’m wanting to start out Pike fishing. I don’t want to use a bait caster, I would like a rod like TA fishing has but incase i didn’t like the predator fishing i could just make it a carp rod i would like it to have a cork grip. The rod would be used for fishing for perch, pike, zander, Chub I would prefer to use small lures-spoons, dont really want to use deadbaits. Does anyone know what rod and reel is suited for me my budget is about £200

  8. Proud of you for freeing the cray fish good soon I think ,I think sport fishing should be catch and release

  9. Great video, as always. As an America living in Germany, your channel inspired me to make my own youtube channel for fishing in Germany in English.

  10. ive been really lucky with the pike fishing the last week or so, keep hooking up on good fish! not telling anyone my spot haha.

  11. GREAT VIDEO AS USUAL. BUT ……..That bloke might have a licence for Cray fishing Graeme ! ! How do you know its an illegal trap ? Leave it alone mate. LOL 😄😄

  12. hi. im am just starting out lure fishing. i have bought some 10cm paddle tail roach. i only have size 4 hooks which look too small
    Brian
    Dorset

  13. I love all your work. Great stuff please keep it up. I know this is an old upload but I watch all the content you and Mike create, From your classic fishing videos to your camping adventures. I have watched your channel since 2014. I love it. All the best to you Mike and the rest of your family. Regards. Luke.

  14. I have a crayfish license for a couple of waters – they taste great and eating them helps the local wildlife and fisheries survive. You need to apply for a license (free) for your local water. As a fisherman you need to know it is illegal to put the american signal crayfish back if caught – they need to be killed – its the law…

  15. I put the hooks facing the other way as pike have the tendency to take a fish head first and this gives you more chance of setting the hook.

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