are people - often lone men - who go to watch the cavorting couples.
Wykeham Lakes, near Scarborough, a venue that earlier this year produced a 45lb 14oz pike to 6oz trout livebait, has again opened it's doors to pikers
A half million pounds is being directed to Washbrook, Watery, Hawkes Mill, Oak Brickhill, Long and Pikers
Lanes and Wall Hill Road.
So why are those comparative pikers
infinitely better-known than the Newtons?
The men were all were part of a group linked to the Portadown Pikers
club in Co Armagh and are well known in angling circles.
Claims that a 25lb pike has been taken from Killingworth Lake last month will interest all local pikers
Esthwaite Water does not end its pike season until the end of this month, and at present pikers
are taking advantage of some great sport.
will be delighted to learn that three 2010/2011 Angling Trust British Pike Championship qualifying matches will be fished at Longtown West Pond.
on the Tees have found quite a few jack pike but no monsters, while Les McVittie landed a fine 17lb 5oz pike from Longtown's West Pond using a tail section fished at a distance.
00am Saturday: Scottish Pikers
hold a lure and deadbait event on The Lake of Mentieth, and the Lower Tees Association fish a monthly match on Bowesfield.
have been finding access to waters extremely difficult lately with waters thawing and then freezing over again, but Longtown West Pond has again been the best bet between freezes.
have been finding some sport on the rivers while the stillwaters are frozen.
are slowly increasing their activities and while floods had recently closed the Castle Loch fishery at Lochmaben a few pike anglers ventured out at the weekend some catching up to seven fish in a session, although most fish were under 10 pounds.
have been enjoying action on the River Tees with several small fish per session coming from the lower stretches, although Craig Herriot landed his personal-best pike after a 15-minute tussle, a splendid fish of 18lb 8oz from a swim near Darlington.
have had more luck with Esthwaite producing some marvellous fish including a 26lb fish to Chris Harris.