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How To Catch River Pike [DVD]

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2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Duke Video
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Mar 2006
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E994K4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,220 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Fishing expert Paul Gustafson explains how to catch big river pike using deadbaits, trailing, trolling, fly fishing and sink and draw methods, as well as demonstrating the best locations, tackle and bait.

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Following up from the success of How To Catch Bigger Pike Paul Gustafson is back with his next instalment of Pike fishing expertise.
This captivating DVD features some of the most exciting close-up shots of Paul Gustafson fishing for and catching river pike in the Dal�lven (in Sweden) and the Thames. Paul explains how to catch big river pike using deadbaits, trailing, trolling, fly fishing and with his own perfected method of sink and draw. This is an inspirational DVD covering nearly all known methods of pike fishing in rivers, that will have everyone going back to their sport with renewed enthusiasm and considerably more potential for success.

Tackle and Techniques:
Paul Gustafson shows us how to use the most effective tackle, equipment, methods and bait in order to locate and catch river pike consistently. Paul also explains how to use his own perfected method of using bait from boat or bank. This DVD is a must for all pike anglers worldwide.

Fishing for Pike is almost an obsession for Paul Gustafson, acknowledged to be one of Britain�s most successful pike anglers. After many years of trial and error, with different plugs, spinners and wobble baits, Paul can now catch pike consistently in various waters. Being a biologist has also helped Paul to acquire an almost uncanny sense of where to find the biggest pike.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Apalling DVD 30 April 2011
Hi,
Having paid good money for this DVD, I must comment on it.

It is supposed to be a DVD for "Pike on the Fly, Lure and Dead baits"

There was absolutely zero footage on fly fishing for Pike !

There was no lure fishing !

The remainder was mostly in Sweden, with minimal information or guidance on dead baiting.

Trading standards should be notified, as the DVD bears no reflection on the title whatsoever.

I have been conned, so do not waste your money on this rubbish.

Jim.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fishing for Swedish pike 5 April 2008
Pretty much agree with the last review, most of the footage is from Sweden and the methods aren't very relevant to the UK.

I can see why he's not rivalled John Wilson & Matt Hayes
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1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading information and poor video footage 19 Aug 2012
By Esox
Another poor quality and misleading work from Paul Gustafson. I have previously reviewed his DVD, 'Catch Bigger Pike', and found this work to be little better, with misleading information, poor video footage (I have seen better home made movies) and dull and irritating commentary.

One consolation is that like many of the pike in rivers where unwitting anglers are using techniques recommended by Mr (Dr?) Gustafson, I did not get get hooked by buying this inferior product and was lucky (?) to view a copy borrowed from an angler friend.

Save your money for spending on much better works prsented by knowledgeable and entertaining pike anglers such as Mick Brown.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing! 15 Jan 2007
Having enjoyed Paul Gustafson's book "How to Catch Bigger Pike", I was frankly left very disappointed by this DVD. First of all the DVD label states that it covers fly, lure and bait fishing. However, fly fishing isn't mentioned at all and lure fishing is only very briefly covered in the opening section about trolling lures with downriggers in Sweden. As a production it has very much a "home video" feel to it and just doesn't have the quality of other Green Umbrella offerings. In terms of being an instructional DVD, it has little value as there is little explanation of rigs or tactics throughout. Little snippets of information seem to be thrown in as an aside when the fishing is slow. A major gripe is that at one point Paul states that a pike he has just caught was on a deadbait, although the rainbow trout he has just extracted from its jaws is still clearing breathing. Why say one thing whilst doing another and pussy foot around the issue of livebaiting? Whilst Paul comes across as a very likeable fellow and seems genuinely enthusiastic about all the pike he catches no matter how big they are, I'm afraid that there are much better DVD's out there on this subject!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I felt I had to comment on a few points after reading the previous review of this film.

Firtsly...

I loved Paul Gustafsons Book but the first film which I have on VHS was very amateurish and dreadfully painful to watch. Even a non film/media buff like myself couldn't help but notice the poor camera work and shocking editing especially the ending.

Fast forwarding to seeing the DVD release of "Bigger Pike" I stayed away but I then noticed this new film. Because I have to have sets and ot just part of one, I blindly paid for the "River Pike" DVD and anxiously placed it in my DVD player upon its arrival. How pleasantly suprised I was!

The job has been handed over to a new production company according to the box and credits and according to the website the director is actually 19! [...]

With this in mind I have to say...

This film really is superb. Forget the fact it is supposed to be a tutorial fishing DVD, It is instead an easy going well paced film following a guy who travels to Sweden to catch some european Pike. I loved the pace of it and I loved the cinematography. The beautiful scenery is really well captured and the weather looked to be different on each location which really added to the look. On top of this there are a couple of useful tidbits of info - nothing major for the experienced angler however - and some really nice fish.

It's what I call great Sunday afternoon viewing. I sat down with this DVD on 2 occasions and loved every minute. To review it properly I do have to notice some negatives. For one the sound is a little patchy but this doesnt affect viewing pleasure nor is it too indifferent from other titles in this genre. Secondly the non Sweden sections I felt should have been seperate.
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