This monster Pike below fell to lucky angler Carlo Aimonetti. Reputably caught in Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy, the beast weighed a colossal 55 Lbs (24.90 Kg).
Whilst various angling magazines throughout Europe have reported different weights over the years ranging from 51-55 Lbs, there can be little doubt that this magnificent specimen is one of the biggest Pike ever landed anywhere in the world.
Monster Pike - Italy
Possibly the most impressive pictures of all Italian Pike, the beast below was captured by Maurizio Rossini during a trip out on his belly boat. he fish shook the world record with the Pike weighing in at an amazing 52 Lbs (24 kg).Maurizio is no stranger to catching monster Pike but this beast must of made him a very happy man. It certainly has brought a smile to many faces across the world and will be the inspiration for many a young Pike angler for many years to come.