Monday, 6 August 2012

Pike Growth Rate


After searching for this graph on the web without success, I've had a blast at drawing it myself from all the studies I've collected from various waters over the years.

Without hindsight I only kept the bits that were to do with growth rates, so without spending hours re-tracking them down I can't credit the sources - probably should track them down. And I've only really been interested in waters that are similar to the River Wye, discounting trout waters, small streams etc.

If anyone has a link to a similar graph done by proper science bods please leave me a link in the comments - thanks.

8 comments:

  1. Here are some stats from the other side of the pond:
    http://www.jeffsundin.com/article_northern_pike_quest_for_quality.htm

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    1. Great thanks Ollie, another one added to my growing collection of pike stats!

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  2. Another one (North American Fisherman):
    http://www.google.fr/imgres?q=pike+growth&um=1&hl=fr&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=KyD-OUyw_Fhk8M:&imgrefurl=http://www.fishingclub.com/my-nafc/fishing-wiki/topic/northern%2520pike&docid=cdr0Kip2knI89M&imgurl=http://www.fishingclub.com/Portals/0/uploadedfiles/Wiki/NorthernPikeTypicalGrowthRate.gif&w=386&h=563&ei=eBIgULy_MKfI0QX1m4GYDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=796&vpy=112&dur=2998&hovh=271&hovw=186&tx=113&ty=196&sig=113307520345900712992&page=1&tbnh=133&tbnw=91&start=0&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:85

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    1. Couldn't open this one though :(

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    2. email address?

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    3. brian (at) prawnsoda.co.uk

      Thanks again

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  3. Some interesting facts and figures in Falkus and Buller's Freshwater Fishing, Cresset Press, 1975 (The Pike - Age and Fecundity - pp 134-144), including a "50 1/2 lb female pike netted from Lough Mask in 1966 age 8 years +".

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    1. I read somewhere that the Chew Valley forties are 8 years old, and they don't live past nine years - not sure if it's true.

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