World pike record shaken

This enormous 52lb 9oz (24kg) pike was caught from Holland last week and shook the world record for the species.

It fell to Dutch angler Jelle De Jong and measured 121.5cm long, having been hooked while boat fishing a huge water. A video of the specimen was also taken showing the length and weights being taken. The official global best pike, as recognised by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), is a 55lb 1oz fish (25kg) from Germany in 1986 by Lothar Louis. However a few pike claimed to be over 60lb have been reported and photographed, including another German fish of 67lb, plus one at 63lb from Poland. 

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