the definitive reference for all pike anglers.
Few pike anglers can claim to be equally at home when fishing rivers, lakes, gravel pits and lochs. Many can boast a mastery of one type of water, but only someone who has fished as widely and exhaustively as Paul Gustafson can have gained the ability to catch specimen fish consistently from all four.
With unique rigs of his own devising, items of tackle of his own invention and scientific discoveries about what pike see and how they can detect without using their eyesight, the author has broken down the barriers of man’s knowledge of the species and opened the door to new techniques.
A pioneer of night fishing for pike, with remarkable success, he is a firm believer that barometric pressure with light levels play an important part in determining their movements, even to the point whereby success and failure on a given water can be predicted by studying the weather.
By reading this book, anyone can develop a technique that will enable them to catch bigger pike when fishing in any location. It is an inspirational guide to the species that will have everyone going back to their sport with renewed enthusiasm and considerably more potential for success.
Includes 200 colour photographs.
Paul Gustafson has had a passion for pike fishing since boyhood. He has landed many pike weighing over 20lb, the largest of which was 35lb. He is a regular speaker at angling gatherings around the country, has made successful pike videos and acted as a consultant to UK and American multinational fishing tackle giants.
In the preparation of this book Paul was assisted by Greg Meenehan, a freelance photo-journalist, who has worked for a number of publications including Angler’s Mail, Angling Timesand Trout and Salmon magazine.!!