Now in its third, revised and extended edition, this book - a landmark on the subject - shows how you can consistently catch specimen pike when fishing rivers, lakes, gravel pits and lochs throughout the northern hemisphere.
Distinguished pike fisherman Paul Gustafson, an experienced biologist as well as a gifted angler and researcher, shows how you can develop techniques that will catch bigger pike when fishing any location. He describes how to locate the biggest fish in a fishery, the best way of catching it, and how to apply various clever techniques and the most effective tackle to achieve greater success.
His full-colour new edition includes new photographs and new, specially commissioned artwork. It covers the very latest scientific discoveries about how pike detect their prey through dedicated olfactory organs; how they use their specialised sense of smell; and what it is exactly that pike see - with obvious relevance to choice of lures.
The author has also included new material on the fishing of loughs, lakes and rivers in Ireland; on fly fishing for pike; and on how to locate record pike in a new chapter written by Fred Buller.
In thirty five years of pike fishing in Britain and across Europe, author Paul Gustafson has landed close to one hundred pike of 20lb and over. He is angling consultant for fishing tackle giants Abu Garcia and previously the American firm Berkley. He is the author and producer of three successful videos on pike fishing. An occasional columnist for four major angling magazines, Paul appears regularly on Sky TV. He is joined by contributing angling writers and pike fishermen Fred Buller, Gord Burton, Bob Church, Pete Climo, Al Rawlings, and Mick Willis, and by angling photographer Greg Meenahan.