This time of year is always regarded as the start of the predator season, but it’s a little different because the weather has been so mild. With temperatures as high as 25C at the end of October, I would imagine the pike and perch have been a little confused! However, after speaking to a good friend about the pike fishing on the broads, I started to hatch a plan and set myself a couple of targets. I’ve got to be honest and say that the pike fishing has been negative on the broads for many years, with so much talk of predation, salt surges and algae related fish deaths. All this has put me off, but this autumn and winter I am going to give it a go and see what turns up.