- The pike gets its name from a pole-like weapon used in the middle ages called “pike”.
- Unlike some fish species, Pike parents don’t stick around to raise their young. They lay the eggs, fertilise them and then leave.
- Pikes are carnivores and they consume everything from worms to fish, tearing their food apart with their razor-like teeth.
- Pikes are ambush predators and wait within weeds for the perfect quarry to come along.
- The largest pike in the world was caught in Germany. It was 58 inches in length and weighed 68 pounds. Normal pikes are 24-30 inches long and weigh only 3-7 pounds.
Pikes are one of the oldest fish in the world, having been on the Earth from 65 million years. Scientists believe pikes were around during the time of the Great Extinction.
Types of Pike: