Simon Ashton Christens E-Sox Piker Bait Rods

Durham’s consistently successful specimen angler Simon Ashton christened his new set of Pike rods with some cracking Pike last week, including this beauty photographed at sunrise.

Simon invested in a set of the new E-Sox Piker Bait 12ft 3lb+ rods and on his first trip out to a tough North-West stillwater, bagged three fine doubles, at 15lb 12oz, 16lb and 17lb 4oz.

He fished Smelt and Herring deadbaits on 24 inch 40lb E-Sox Super traces with size 6 semi barbed trebles, positioned just beyond a very steep rocky drop off on a deep, daunting venue!  By cleverly incorporating a Large Drennan Subfloat up the mainline, Simon was able to keep his 15lb mono away from the sharp and dangerous rocky bed.

For full details on the E-Sox Piker Bait 12ft 3lb+ rod as used by Simon, click here.

For full details on the very useful Drennan Subfloats, click here.