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The Only Way Is Esox

Esox lucius or Pike is one of the most respected predators in freshwater and anglers love to battle with these underwater killers. Here's a selection of shows, films and tips that will help increase your chances of success.
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In Part Two of Mark Barrett's Norwegian pike fishing adventure the team splits up in a bid to find their quarry. 
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In Pike Secrets 2 we go even further into the world of pike fishing. Gordon P Henriksen takes on a series of fishing trips with experienced fishermen. We go trolling for pike in Denmark with Christian Møller, who explains how to find and catch pike on big lakes.Frederic Julian from France is a predator specialist and shows us how and why he fishes with swimbaits. We see exactly how the lures act underwater.In Rugen, Northern Germany we are joined by Robert Balkow, a local guider and expert, who tells how to have success with softbaits for big pike.Many nice pike are caught in this inspiring movie. It will make you want to get out there and experiment with techniques and catch more pike yourself. 
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Rae and Ian Chilcott dig out their pike gear and head over to Wraysbury lake near London where the pairs roaming approach with lures and dead baits proves a success.  
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Eddie Turner demonatrates the use of a bait boat in pike fishing. 
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A unique journey into the life of our most revered freshwater predator. The Pike (Esox Lucius) has gathered notoriety through Myth and Legend for generations, from the Emperor's Pike, a 19ft / 550 pound beast, to creatures that deavour children and horses. Remarkable stories like these have spawned the Pikes now infamous character. This ground breaking film looks into the private world of the Pike and other freshwater characters revealing predation and courting scenes normally hidden from human eyes. 
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In this series of short videos piking legend Eddie Turner passes on tips, tricks and advice to help make you a better pike angler.
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As the temperature drops Des' thoughts turn to Pike, and he heads to a lake in the heart of the Midlands, where he cut his teeth as a youngster. 
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At the beginning of the movie Gordon P Henriksen asks "Why Pike?" The answer is obvious when we join Gordon on a series of challenging and exciting fishing trips. Different methods are shown and we learn a great deal when Gordon explains about fishing with big spinners and small jerkbaits while catching fish.In Sweden, Gordon is joined by the pike expert Stefan "Trumman" Trumstedt, who shows his favourite methods and techniques when fishing with jerbaits - and he also shows us how to catch the big pike.We see the action of the different lures underwater when they are fished effectively. The underwater cameras also reveal new secrets about pike behaviour. Secrets that we pike fishermen can learn a great deal from.It is a visual film, that gives us both intense fishing situations as well as lots of practical tips. 
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Gordon P. Henriksen is hooked on pike fishing. Join him on lots of fishing trips in various types of waters where he will share all his best tips with you. We will be fishing from the shore, a belly boat and a boat. Gordon catches a lot of pike and continuously gives pointers on how to fish more effectively. He will talk about flies, tactics and fishing techniques. The casting instructor Lars Chr. Bentsen gives valuable tips about fly tackle, lines and leaders. We see which flies Gordon uses in many different situations and also take a closer look at how the fly moves under water. The film shows groundbreaking footage of underwater popper fishing. You will see up close how pikes strike poppers from above and below the surface. Enjoy a film filled with thrilling action, huge pikes and the best tips for becoming a better fisherman when fishing for the big ferocious pike. 
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Top pike angler Mark Barrett shows how he sets up the float leger rig he uses for 90% of his for predator fishing. 
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Eddie Turner shows how to tie up his favoured float leger set-up for pike fishing, including tackle, accessories and bait advice. 
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Eddie Turner and Bill Hancock outline their approach to pike fishing on gravel pits. 
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Rich and Trev don their one-piece suits and woolly hats and head off for some winter pike fishing at Haliford Mere in Surrey. 
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Julian Chidgey demonstrates the tackle and tactics required for a successful session, fishing with lightweight lures for Pike on his local canal. 
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Dean Brook enjoys some great pike action on lures, spinners and plugs on Yorkshire’s River Wharfe. 
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Predator ace Mark Barrett demonstrates how to set up your front bite alarms and drop-back indicators when fishing for pike, with advice on how to minimise resistance, and avoid deep-hooking fish. 
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Dean Burman is a top natural history cameraman, and here he reveals how he set about capturing the underwater world of the pike that is reveled in the Lair of the Water Wolf. 
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A popper style fly that uses a foam body combined with a bright bristle tail. The body is armour plated with shrinkwrap sleeving so it can withstand multiple hits from the pike. 
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Duncan Charman shows how quick and easy it is to make up your own traces using his favoured supple wire. 
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Mark Barrett discusses the gear you will need to make the most of your pike sessions. 
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Fishing guide Andy Hine successfully targets the perch, pike and chub of the Great Ouse river with rubber lures you can fish in virtually any swim. 
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Mark is forced to 'go blind' to cash in on some superb Fenland pike sport in the company of two top predator guides. 
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This pattern is based on a whistler fly, combining a dumbbell head with a large back-tied body in red and white. The addition of a few strands of sparkle makes it irresistable to pike. 
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A bright, exciting fly that uses a zonker tail and some opossum fur in a combination that the Pike just can't resist. Part of the technique involves a dubbing loop that Jo carefully demonstrates. 
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