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   Old Thread  #13 20 Oct 2009 at 1.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Again can anyone help?ive checked out the diagrams but am still a bit stuck.is the area im looking to hold fleshy or an actual bone,im guessing its on the outside of the rakers and im guessing that you need to lift the area in such a way/angle so the weight of upper jaw/head/body naturally opens itself?

Possibly my problem was because I had fish of 3-4lb and the arrangements are so close together.it was a big tide so had the fish safely nestled in the edge so i could have a good look.

Dont want to get it wrong guys.I had one carp die on me when i was a kid(in a sack/poor oxygen was the only conclusion as it was in 3 ft of water)and that was one dead fish too many.

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   Old Thread  #12 18 Oct 2009 at 5.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice write up, was down at the canal today by myself and a friendly pike wrangler was walking by noticed i was by myself and offered to help me unhook a pike i had caught, Good lad!
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   Old Thread  #11 18 Oct 2009 at 0.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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its hard to describe but if ye push forward with the back of the palm of yer hand and pull with yer fingertips whilst holding the bottom jaw (yer liftin the head from the neck) the mouth usualy opens best to have the pike with the belly facing towards ur stumoch, i find larger pike easier to unhook as with smaller fish they tend to rehook easier like when ye free a teble it can hook somewhere else bigger fish it has a clearer escape route. ye dont need to use ur thumb to much and try to grip it with the top side of yer thumb and not yer thumbtip as it can pierce the flesh. if ye fish alone its handy to take a little piece of neoprene so u can grip the swivel between yer teeth and maintin a tight trace to the hooks

jst realised what confused ye the bottom jaw is part of the head .
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   Old Thread  #10 17 Oct 2009 at 11.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi guys.very good article and very usefull to me as a newbie to pike.however im a little confused,you say about sliding your finger along the jaw to an area free from teeth and rakers.then you say lift the head.how do you lift the head when your applying contact to the bottom jaw?

I had a very small jack today that nailed a large lure and hooked in very close vacinity to the rakers.very tricky.ive heard bigger fish are easier to unhook.i fish alone so cannot be advised.further help would be much appreciated.cheers
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   Old Thread  #9 10 Apr 2009 at 9.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
very cool write up

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   Old Thread  #8 27 Nov 2008 at 4.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I stand in the edge of the warter and hold them in the edge untill they swim off.
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   Old Thread  #7 27 Nov 2008 at 12.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great write up Andy, as said above me using the net to put a fish back isnt a bad idea either. I personally use my unhooking mat which zips up, place the mat on the water and go from there.
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   Old Thread  #6 24 Nov 2008 at 11.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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smashn advice m8.I also think that once u get it unhookd & bak in the water hold its tail as u say but rock it gently bak&forth so it oxigenates the water round its gills & the big hen(hopefully) will recover quickly
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   Old Thread  #5 12 Nov 2008 at 6.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Anybody wanting new forceps go on to www.medicare.co.uk they are the best and very cheap you always get the 9" in the sale straight or curved.I bought a couple of these years ago and they are still got a great grip
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   Old Thread  #4 12 Nov 2008 at 2.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Excellent advice .................
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   Old Thread  #3 12 Nov 2008 at 11.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi andy thats some good advice on how to unhook pike.I all ways use a net to return my catch for the fear of dropping the pike.Just a diffrent point of view


tight lines johnny
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   Old Thread  #2 6 Nov 2008 at 6.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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