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Pike

Would you eat it? and would you eat it from the canal?
Duckhead

Yes I would eat it. depends on the canal
Chez

Stick in the bath in clean water for three or four days to clean it out. Apparently they taste muddy otherwise.
Went

Stick in the bath in clean water for three or four days to clean it out. Apparently they taste muddy otherwise.


What do you do at bath time? Shocked
Chez

I'm not entirely sure. Our Polish Lodger told me about it. It's what they do with the Christmas Carp, apparently.

Perhaps you shower, with the fish nibbling your toes? And then change it's water?
Nell Merionwen

Stick in the bath in clean water for three or four days to clean it out. Apparently they taste muddy otherwise.


this Smile
I'd possibly use a big bucket or storage crate though.
Went

I'm not entirely sure. Our Polish Lodger told me about it. It's what they do with the Christmas Carp, apparently.

Perhaps you shower, with the fish nibbling your toes? And then change it's water?

errr.....no: http://fishinglifestyle.net/2010/08/5-things-you-must-know-about-pike-fishing/

3rd pic down
Nell Merionwen

I'm not entirely sure. Our Polish Lodger told me about it. It's what they do with the Christmas Carp, apparently.

Perhaps you shower, with the fish nibbling your toes? And then change it's water?

aren't those fishy pedicures de rigueur at the moment?
Chez

I'm not entirely sure. Our Polish Lodger told me about it. It's what they do with the Christmas Carp, apparently.

Perhaps you shower, with the fish nibbling your toes? And then change it's water?

errr.....no: http://fishinglifestyle.net/2010/08/5-things-you-must-know-about-pike-fishing/

3rd pic down

MEEP! Shocked
Nell Merionwen

I'm not entirely sure. Our Polish Lodger told me about it. It's what they do with the Christmas Carp, apparently.

Perhaps you shower, with the fish nibbling your toes? And then change it's water?

errr.....no: http://fishinglifestyle.net/2010/08/5-things-you-must-know-about-pike-fishing/

3rd pic down

MEEP! Shocked

let's skip thje pedicure Surprised
Bodger

Stick in the bath in clean water for three or four days to clean it out. Apparently they taste muddy otherwise.

Unless its already dead. Laughing
sgt.colon

Oh yeah, those guys have some very sharp teeth. You'd lose a toe or three. Confused

So when you say keep it in the bath, I take it you mean alive?
Mustang

I've been diving with pike ... they kind of hover at the perifery of your vision, moving slowly and stealthily with you. Chez

I take it you mean alive?

So I'm told.

I think I have a vague recollection of an early River Cottage where Huge cooked pike - he did something similar, ie, keeping it in clean water for a few days before killing it.
Bodger

That was a grass carp Chez. crofter

We used to eat pike straight from the lake. Not sure I'd fancy one from a canal, but depends what the water quality is like. Northern Boy

I'd eat one from a river - they should taste less muddy and maybe be 'cleaner'. Tho' obv depends on the river.

From a lake - no
From a canal....... maybe

edit to say that my perception of 'lake' is based upon my experience of small, weed and algae-choked mudbowls. Muddy taste comes from chemicals produced by certain algae in the water, and those algae are encouraged to grow in slow or still water and warmer temperatures. Big, deep lakes might be better.
Chez

That was a grass carp Chez.

Damn. How much older than me are you and how much better is your memory? Smile

I guess, as with everything, it depends how hungry you are.
SmattyB

As above, from a clean river, no problem, I have done and it tasted fine, from a canal, no, I think it would really be quite muddy tasting. Also, watch out for the pin bones, they have a kind of Y shape and they are pretty damn sharp. sgt.colon

Thanks for all your replies. Smile

I think Mrs C would do her fruit if I said about keeping it in the bath for a few day, so I think I'll just and fish C&R.
Chez

If you do decide to do it, can we be there when you tell her? sgt.colon

If you do decide to do it, can we be there when you tell her?

Laughing Of course or if you can't make it I'll record it and stick it on Youtube. thumbup
Chez

Good plan Laughing dpack

Yes I would eat it. depends on the canal

seconded

boiled and separated from the very wonderful skeleton .mix with mash spuds ,very yummy fishcakes

be sustainable with pike fishing ,as a first in line (sorry) to keep a population of fish free of disease or weakness they are very important .very soon the jacks and jills will be spawning ,late summer /autumn is a good time to eat a few medium to big ones if (big if there are rather too many in the water) ,my local canal is a bit iffy from river water input during the poisoning and im for no catch on either at the mo till numbers increase (hudds narrow / colne below linfit ) see who poisoned my river Twisted Evil

good thing is 5000 new greyling Laughing
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