Monster Pike - Holland
The pictures below stirred a lot of interest across the internet a few years ago when they first surfaced. Our North American friends across the pond tried to claim it as Canadian caught beast, but in fact it is from European shores captured by Dutch angler Ewout Blom during a trolling trip on the outskirts of Rotterdam. This monster Pike came in at a whopping 42.9 Lbs (19.5 Kg). It truly is a fish of a lifetime and another that will inspire many a young angler to take up Pike fishing.
The Ewout Blom monster pike is a magnificent looking beast which ever way you look at it. The picture below perhaps gives a better impression of the girth on this awesome Esox.
This monster Pike below fell to Dutch angler Jelle De Jong. Caught during a boat fishing session on a large stillwater. The exact location was not revealed to protect the fish. The impressive monster Pike weighed in at an amazing 52 lb 9 oz (23.80 Kg). The Pike measured 121.5 CM.
Jelle De Jong is no stranger to big Pike and has taken some real monsters during his time.
The Monster Pike below was the fist of the Uli Beyer double 40 lb Pike catch. The Pike was also caught on a Zalt Wobbler lure and measured 134 cm in length and pulled the scales down to 40.89 Lbs (18.55 kg)
The Monster Pike below was caught by Angler Uli Beyer from the Rhine delta, just south of Rotterdam. It was one of two fish over the magic 40 Lbs mark that Uli took during the session which is a truly remarkable feat of angling. The Pike was caught on a Zalt Wobbler lure and measured 128 cm in length and pulled the scales down to 40.12 Lbs (18.2 kg)
Any 40 Lbs or bigger Pike is a truly monstrous Pike in our book and this example below from Dick Van Hattem is no exception. Dick is a high regarded Dutch Pike angler with many huge Pike falling to his rods over the years. Prior to taking this fish, Dick's personal best Pike was a hugely impressive 127 CM (an astonishing feat for any angler). You can only imagine his delight when this specimen below came in at 130 CM.