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Angling for Northern pike

Angler caught Northern pike from Finland

Angling for Northern pike (or pike as they are called in Europe) has been popular with anglers for centuries. In 1682, R. O. Nobbes devoted an entire volume (78 pages) entitled The Compleat Troller to fishing English rivers for pike[1]. Where ever Northern pike are found, anglers employ most standard methods of sport fishing to catch them--bait fishing, casting with artificial lures, fly fishing, trolling and ice fishing.

Early Pike Angling History[edit]

Until the late 19th century, the Northern pike was commonly called the Great Northern Pickerel in the United States and Canada(Forester and Genio Scott).

Current Methods[edit]

Bait fishing[edit]

Casting artificial lures[edit]

Fly fishing[edit]


Ice fishing[edit]

Pike Related Angling Organizations[edit]

  • Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain [1]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Dennys, John (1652). The Secrets of Angling. London: John Harison. 
  • Nobbes, R. O. (1682). The Compleat Troller, or The Art of Trolling. London: T. James. 
  • Best, Thomas (1807). A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling. London: B. Crosby and Co. p. 93. 
  • Pennell (1865). The Book of Pike-A Practical Treatise on the Various Methods of Jack Fishing. London: Frederick Warne and Co. 
  • Jardine, Alfred (1895). Pike and Perch. London: George Routledge and Sons. 
  • Henshall, James A. MD (1903). Bass, Pike, Perch and Others. New York: The MacMillan and Co. 
  • Martin, John William (1907). Days Among The Pike and Perch. London: William Brendon and Son, Ltd. 
  • Senior, William (1912). Pike and Perch. London: Longman's, Green and Co. 
  • Smith, O. W. (1992). The Book of Pike. Cincinnati: Steward Kidd Company. 
  • Lincoln, Robert Page (1953). The Pike Family. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company. 
  • Bergh, Kit (1973). Northern Pike Fishing-The Angler's Complete Handbook. Minneapolis: Dillon Press. ISBN 0875180965. 
  • Lindner, Al (1983). Pike-An In-Fisherman Handbook of Strategies. Brainerd, MN: In-Fisherman Inc. ISBN 0960525424.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Reynolds, Barry (1993). Pike on the Fly-The Fly Fishing Guide To Northerns, Tigers, and Muskies. Boulder, CO: Johnson Printing Company. ISBN 1555661130.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Ryan, Will (2000). Northern Pike-A Complete Guide to Pike and Pike Fishing. New York: Lyons Press. ISBN 1585740446. 
  • Reynolds, Barry (2004). Mastering Pike on the Fly: Strategies and Techniques. Boulder, CO: Johnson Printing Company. ISBN 1555662919. 


  1. ^ Nobbes, R. O. (1682). The Compleat Troller, or The Art of Trolling. London: T. James.