When pike fishing, there are certain tools that can be handy to use, that will enable you to be able to do the job properly. If you are not equipped then it could mean that you will not be able to do the job properly which can be frustrating. Obviously, if you are fishing with others you may be able to borrow tools, but if you are alone you will not and may then struggle. It is always best to be prepared anyway and perhaps be the well-equipped one that can lend to others rather than always borrowing!