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The Pike

The various methods of fishing for the pike (Esox lucius) have already been detailed -- spinning, live baiting, paternostering, to live and dead gorge, being the principal, though the pike will take a big fly at times made of peacock's feathers and other showy matters.

Pike image

Fig. 28 -- The Pike

Pike grow to a very large size, where the water is favourable even to 70 or 80 lb; but pike of half that weight are not common, and one of 20 lb is a prize to a London angler.

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