I returned from a fantastic trip to France last week, where i managed to get a couple of days pike fishing on the fly in. With the first week temperatures dropping to minus 10 it didnt look good with the lake frozen solid.
But with a big mild spell and a load of rain the second week i took full advantage and took 15 pike to 15lb 12oz. I lost count of the amount of follows and fish i pulled out of. Fantastic fun and will have to go again next year.
A big thank you to Mark & Claire of Etang le Fays for putting me up for the two weeks, also a big thank you to Mark Bailey for lending me his pike kit and tying me a load of new flies to try.