DEAD GOOD TRICK
Using a baiting needle, thread the wire trace through the tail root of a soft bait, such as a sardine, so that there’s less chance of it falling off after repeated casts.
RIGHT IN THE EDGE
Pike definitely lurk in the nearside margin, as match anglers will testify.
Pike in clear water feed in low light levels, so try to make sure that you are fishing an hour before sunrise, staying for an hour after sunset. 23