Welcomer to MFP. I think you will find the site fun and educational. You are certainly right about the trill of feeding a spoon to a big pike! What type spoons have you been having the most success with this year?
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954