After a tense 10 minute battle, Pettersson boated the fish and quickly made his way to shore to officially document his catch and new men's 20-pound line class world record. That is over 6lb heavier than the coveted British pike record of 46lb 13oz that has stood for 28 years It is thought the specimen was previously unknown to the angling world. The current world record northern pike is a 55 pounder (25kg) caught by Lothar Louis of Germany in 1986. Bradley Befus had that dream come true twice during a fishing trip to Alaska in August 1996 when he set two separate tippet class records on northern pike. Poprzedni Poprzedni post: Szczupak na … Alligators swim in a smorgasbord of... Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. 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'The reason it reached its weight was partly genetics, partly environment and partly a good food supply. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. However, the fish's massive length of 51.5 inches and a girth of 31 inches, leave little doubt to its incredible size. While wildly popular amongst anglers around the world, the IGFA World Record book shows that the biggest pike in the world come from Europe. Mr Morland said the pike was naturally recycled after he laid it in the vegetation for badgers and foxes to eat. If you've been catching catfish with the same method for years, it's time to change it up and... Field Skills: Want to be a better shooter? Give a Gift   That is over 6lb heavier than the coveted British pike record of 46lb 13oz that has stood for 28 years It is thought the specimen was previously unknown to the angling world. The historic catch was made on January 29, 1989 while Nilsson was casting an Italia lure from a 12-foot rowboat he was captaining down Sweden's Lodde River. They can grow to 5ft in length and have been known to live for more than 20 years. The monster fish, which had recently died of natural causes at a fishery, weighed a mighty 53lb 2oz. It took Thomas Lindwall only 5 minutes to land the massive 39-pound, 12-ounce northern pike he pulled from a body just outside of Tenhultasjon, Sweden on a chilly November 1, 1990. Opublikowany dnia 25 stycznia 2019 by hlehle. When Louis arrived at his local fishing hole on the morning of October 16, 1986, his plan was to target carp and roach -- not northern pike. The official British pike record is held by Roy Lewis who caught a 46lb 13oz specimen at the Llandegfedd Reservoir in South Wales in 1992. From its scale readings, we think the fish was 10 to 11 years old. However, Louis, like many of us anglers, was an optimist. Last year a new world record crappie was caught, now it looks like we may have new world record northern pike. Swedish angler Benny Pettersson barely missed the elusive 40-pound mark with his trophy, but the 39-pound, 14-ounce northern pike he pulled from Osthammer, Sweden on November 20, 1993 was plenty big enough to earn him a world record. Michael Cassidy and Paul Pluff talk about their elk hunt in New Mexico using the Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter. holarctic in distribution). The fish was over 6lb heavier than the UK rod-caught record pike. Unable to net the fish due to its tremendous size, and worried that he would lose the fish, he had no choice but to plunge his hands inside the gill covers to land the fish. The frigid temperatures and snowfall were not enough to deter Swiss angler Giacomo Pinotti from making angling history on the morning of December 10, 1990, when he left his home in Ascona to fish the nearby Lake Maggiore. Lothar's All-Tackle Record Despite the millions of diehard pike fishermen around the world, Lothar Louis remains the envy of them all due to the 25 kg (55 pound, 1-ounce) northern pike he pulled from Lake Grefeern, Germany nearly 30 years ago. 'It's a pity it wasn't caught alive so we'll never know its true weight but it gives people confidence that big fish close to the record could be out there. It was found by fishery owner Brian Morland (above) while walking his dog along the banks of Bellflask Fishery near Ripon, The monster fish, which had recently died of natural causes, weighed a mighty 53lb 2oz. Subscriber Services. In the waning days of 1942, an avid fisherman by the name of Louis Spray forfeited his 1940 world record musky title, together with all bragging rights. Once in the boat and under control, Gockel quickly measured, documented, and released the fish alive. That is over 6lb heavier than the coveted British pike record of 46lb 13oz that has stood for 28 years. As he was reeling it in, a 56″ – 55 lb Pike tried to eat it. There have been four catch-and-release trout records set since the coronavirus outbreak began.