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I dont think "Jack" is a derogatory term Ken.Its an old traditional reference to any pike.Just in recent decades has it become a term for small pike.

 

Certainly not used by pike anglers in the same dissmisive way "pasties" is in carp fishing. Well not by any proper pike angler I know.

And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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According to the Pike and Predator forum on Total Coarse Fishing the consensus came out at ten. http://www.totalcoarsefishing.com/cgi-bin/...um=1151341265/0

 

 

Ah welll thats us told then! :rolleyes: Or maybe someone should post in TCF-

 

According to a a census on Anglers Net around 5lb?!! :lol:

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When I were a lad, large pike were called Johnnies.

(maggots were called gentles back then)

 

Now when OI were a lad gentles were called "mawks"

 

A "Johnny" was something very different from a pike :rolleyes:

 

...and as for all male pike being called "Jack", well, it's worse for ruffe. Male or female, they all get called "Tommy"

 

 

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...and as for all male pike being called "Jack", well, it's worse for ruffe. Male or female, they all get called "Tommy"

 

Maybe it's a Brummie thing but when I was a kid, all Ruffe were called "Daddy".

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Yes Ive heard that one as well Ken and not just in the Midlands.Daddy Ruffe,Tommy Ruffe and Pope all being quite common names for the same fish.Dont see many of them these days,I wonder why?

And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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