After talking to the owners of Cheshire Angling and one of the chaps at the "Pike Teach in" on Sunday, I'm thinking of having a try on the Mersey at Woolston Weir for the Pike. Speaking to chap at the "Pike Teach in", he was saying you only have to fish close to the bank, fishing hard on the bottom.
One problem I have is that I'm not a fan of "big rivers", the Mersey is a big river! so I'll have to try and adapt to it.
If the weather is not to bad on Saturday I'll have a walk down with a rod and give it a try, maybe have a chat with any other Anglers on the bank.