Due to the fact that it's half term, I decided to head to a section of 3 pools where I wouldn't be bothered by anyone. I was right, I saw one person all day, I fished from 7.30am until 4.30pm. I missed 3 runs, all three came off on the strike, presumably I was once again being bothered by over ambitious Jack Pike. I had to wait until I was packing up before I had a fish on the bank, a pike of around 9lb's, the Pike fell to a bait that I haven't tried before, I'll refer to the bait as a 'Special Bait' it wasn't in the best of condition, one of it's gill rakers was hanging out, the victim of previous inexperienced piking perhaps? Nonetheless it was still feeding and swam off like a good un'