From the Publisher
This book is an updated version of Pike, which first appeared in print in 1990, as part of Beekay’s Successful Angling series. More than two decades later, it has been completely revised and updated by the author to reflect the new challenges of pike fishing in the second decade of the 21st century. Appropriately, this edition is published in ebook format to appeal to a new generation of pike anglers. But, most importantly, it is packed with information to help you catch more (and bigger) pike.
David Phillips caught his first pike in 1967; his first double followed in 1968 and his first 20-pounder in 1971, when he was aged just 15. Since then he has fished for pike in all corners of the British Isles – including the mighty loughs of Ireland, where he once landed five consecutive pike averaging over 20 lb (and all on artificial lures).
The pike, which is known as the northern pike in the USA and Canada, is found throughout the northern hemisphere. If you love catching pike – or want to learn how to catch them – this is the book you can’t afford to miss.