Short day sessions, roving the river in the winter with one rod suit Alfie Russell perfectly, and assuming you already have some angling skill and knowledge, you may want to give pike fishing a go. They can be a great species to target in the colder months, but are prone to getting deep hooked and out of the water, they are particularly vulnerable.
So, if you are just starting out, as a novice, you need to be well researched fist or be heading out with someone experienced to limit any risks to both you and the pike.
Tackle strength is VITAL and rigs must be bullet proof and trusted, there are loads of ready ties traces available and Drennan’s range is as good a place to start as any. They are easy to use, quick to deploy and give the beginner pike angler a good idea of how to construct them, should you wish to make your own.