2018 going into 2019 has to be the best on record yet with personal bests being recorded several times by individual fishers.

With high numbers being caught and released in the Autumn slowing down slightly in the Winter months but still having no blanks recorded.

All Pike where released unharmed and any injuries recorded so if caught again we could see if any improvement in condition. In general all pike where in 

excellent condition with 1 Pike with a broken jaw recorded. Any Pike that where tagged earlier in the year have put on lots of weight and are in perfect condition.

What we have noticed is that Pike are now becoming more popular among fly fishers as the thought of fly fishing poppers across the surface and watching an agressive 

Pike chse with mouth open and jumping on it is far more appealing than first expected. 

Teaching fishers that pike are not the Demon in the water as first portrayed is so important to us as still taoday in some waters across Ireland and the Uk Pike are still

being slauthered for no other reason than ignorance by the killer.

We at You Fish Scotland last year caught a young Jack Pike and kept it in a Large Fish tank in as close to Natural conditions as we could. Over a period of time we dropped in 

fresh young fish into the tank to try and film the feeding habits of the Pike. At first we put 1 fish in at a time and the response was just amazing. The speed and the way it kills it prey

is just amazing to watch. After a while we then put in several fish to see if the Pike would kill everything in a frenzie or eat everything. The Pike done neither, it lived along side the young

fish with ease. It would eat about 1 fish every week. The Growth of the Pike was amazing and after only two months we had to return the Pike to the water as it was out growing

the Tank. Pike are not the killer everyone believes and indeed are a very fragile fish. We have a very healthy water due to having Pike here and if you ever have the time i would highly recommend studying 

these magnificent fish. Next year we are going to do the same type of experiment but this time with a Brown Trout. I have a feeling that the Brownie will be far more aggressive then the Pike!