Jump to content

Guess the pike weight

Recommended Posts

Pike, but it's the first fish from this water in around 50 that hasn't been a jack, in fact the first fish that's bigger than 4lb or so. They're usually unhooked in the water/net (barbless single) and released straight away, so no need for a mat.


Hi Sipadan,

A little tip, saves you from flak. I don't carry an unhooking mat anymore, most fish are unhooked in the landing net, draped across my knees. But I do carry a few large, strong, bin liners, they take up very little room. Should the need arise, one of these, laid on the ground will protect a fish. They are also useful as, something to sit on, makeshift waterproofs, weigh sling, as well for putting any rubbish in, that you might find at the water side. :)



Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

Link to post
Share on other sites


Whats the bloody answer then dont keep us hanging on like your pike.



BILL.........nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit,
















BRUMMIE IN EXSILE..........yo aint sin me roite

Link to post
Share on other sites
Shame you couldnt measure the girth as well as this formula is quite good.


weight = length x girth x girth ÷ 800

(W = L x G2 ÷ 800)

But I would have thought at a guess 16/17lb wouldnt be far off.

Yes - that formula gives, for a 36" fish, at various girths


Girth 17" Weight 13 lb

Girth 18" Weight 14.58 lb

Girth 19" Weight 16.25 lb

Girth 20" Weight 18 lb


..and the old-fashioned Mona's Scale based on length only, give 14.58 lb



RNLI Governor


World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .

Certhia's world species - 215

Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501


"Nothing matters very much, few things matter at all" - Plato

...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

Link to post
Share on other sites

After a long look .. . I put it at 15 to 17 then reading the rest of the posts I think this confirms a realistic weight. Nice fish.

Andrew Boyd

Link to post
Share on other sites

Comparing the fish to the size of the Shimano reel and taking a good guesstimate at the length of the rod handle in relation to the reel my guess would be about 11 or 12lb


Difficult to tell for sure but on the information we have to go on I would'nt have thought I was far away

Link to post
Share on other sites

i'd say shes a good double,call her a mid double and be done with it,good observation led to a good capture! :D

Edited by Russell Fitzpatrick


LondonBikers.Com....Suzuki SV1000S K3 Rider and Predator Crazy Angler!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...