Now either Alaster Rawlings is a great wind up merchant (yes better than you Barney!) or the guy does use kippers for his piking, and very succsefully to!!....i have pike fished for a good few years now and have even joked about using kippers years ago but even after reading of Alastair's succsess i still can't briing myself to try them!!! have any of you pikers had the bottle and give em ago? and did they catch?