Pike Fishing Books

If you enjoy reading about pike fishing then you will find plenty to keep you interested in this huge list of books. Most of the titles are purely about pike angling and there are both technical and insiprational titles to choose from. You will also find I have included some general angling books that contain chapters about pike. One thing is for sure, you'll never be stuck for choice.

Many of these books are still available. Click on the book cover or title to open an affiliate link to Amazon. Where known, the publishers website for each book is also linked.

Please let me know if there are any other books that should be included, especially the newly published ones. I wish you all gook luck in tracking them down.

How to Catch Big Pike (2016) by Paul Gustafson

Not only does Paul's new book have chapters by Gord Burton, Pete Climo, Fred Buller, Alastair Rawlings, Bob Church and Mick Willis, it also explains how and where a new world record pike could be caught. Foreward by Fred Buller O.B.E.
[Little, Brown Book Group]

Tangles with Pike

Tangles with Pike (2015) by Dominic Garnett

A Collection of Pike Fishing Stories from one of anglings most gifted writers.
[DG Fishing]

Extreme Pike

Extreme Pike (2014) by Steve Harper

Extreme Pike is a compilation of stories behind a netfull of big pike captures. Each tale involves a pike over thirty pounds, and some are over the magical forty.
[Harper Fine Angling Books]

Lure Fishing: Presentation and Strategy

Lure Fishing: Presentation and Strategy (2014) by Dave Pugh

A lure fishing book in two fascinating sections. The first part covers presentation with chapters on lures, tackle and technique. Part two focuses on strategies for selecting waters, locating pike and luring them in.

The Fenland Thirties Volume Two

The Fenland Thirties Volume 2 (2014) by Dennis Moules

This is a 116 page, self published paperback book focusing on that historic pike fishing area known as the Fens.

A World of Pike Flies

A World of Pike Flies (2013) by Ad Swier

Billed as 'A Remarkable Gathering of Streamers, Dreamers, Feathers, Fur, Colour and Pike'. Over twoo hundred pages of pike flies in a hardback book which is required reading for all anglers wanting to try fly fishing for pike.

Chew Valley Giants

Chew Valley Giants (2014) by Phil Wakeford and Carl Garratt

Chew Valley Reservoir near Bristol is the most prolific pike water in UK history. This book chronicles the huge pike that have been captured from there. A limited run of 300 hardback copies proved very popular so they may be difficult to find. The paperback version is still available.
[Harper Fine Angling Books]

Mammoth Pike 2004 to 2013

Mammoth Pike 2004 - 2013 (2013) by Neville Fickling

Neville Fickling's 2013 chronical of the verified and dubious 35lb plus pike caught since the previous version of the book was released in 2004. This book continues the Mammoth Pike series started by Fred Buller, which have played a crucial role in documenting the history of pike fishing.
[Lucebaits Publishing]

More Great Pike Stories

More Great Pike Stories (2012) by Jon Berry

Jon Berry has searched the archives of angling writing to unearth this collection of pike fishing stories. This hardbacked book provides 200 pages of entertainment for readers who are interested in discovering the lesser known tales from pike angling.
[Medlar Press]

Looking for Lucie

Looking for Lucie (2012) by Ted Lamb

This wonderful pike fishing novel follows one fictional anglers quest as he tackles a huge Scottish Loch in search of the monster pike he has dreamed of since he was a boy, and the story of Lucie, Queen of the Loch. A huge pike whose three aims in life are survival, food and reproduction.

Professional Pike Angler

Mick Brown - Professional Pike Angler (2011) by Mick Brown

Mick Brown has forged a career as an angler through television programmes, writing, guiding and tackle consultancy. This, his second book, tells the story behind his life as a professional pike angler and reveals insights into his pike fishing.
[Mick Browns World]

A History of Pike Fishing

A History of Pike Fishing Volume 1 (2011) by Graham Booth

A beautifully crafted book detailing pike fishing up to 1950. Wonderfully illustrated and thoroughly researched, this would make a great gift to give to any pike angler.

Fox Guide to Modern Pike Fishing

Fox Guide to Modern Pike Fishing (2011) by Mick Brown

The Fox Guide To Modern Pike Fishing is the ideal book to start anyone off on the right foot as they embark on their pike fishing journey.
[Ebury Press]

Pike Fishing on the Norfolk Broads

Pike Fishing on the Norfolk Broads (2010) by Derrick Amies

One of the most controversial characters in pike fishing, Derrick is a former British Record holder with an enviable amount of massive Broadland pike to his name. Derrick learned the secrets of the Broads from the legendary Dennis Pye and recounts all in over 400 pages of this mammoth book.
[Goreleston Tackle]

Fishing For Big Pike Revisited

Fishing For Big Pike Revisited (2010) by Barry Rickards

Barrie Rickards was one of the most respected and authoritative figures in modern pike fishing and a founding father of the Pike Anglers Club. In this book, which was published not long before he passed away, he packs in fifty years of pike fishing knowledge to delight, educate and inspire. A must read for all pikers.
[Medlar Press]

Dream Pike

Dream Pike (2010) by Steve Harper

Dream Pike is a 204 page collection of inspirational stories from pike anglers about their own capture of a thirty pound pike. Steve Harper, the creator and editor, has done a wonderful job of producing this quality book, and he also contributes one of the chapters.
[Harper Fine Angling Books]

Fly-Fishing for Pike

Fly-Fishing for Pike (2010) by David Wolsencroft-Dodds

Fly fishing for pike is a method that is growing in popularity. This technical guide from long-time pike fly fisherman David Wolsoncroft-Dodds provides anglers with the information required to get started and progress in this branch of the sport.
[Quiller Publishing]

Catching the Impossible

Catching The Impossible (2009) by Martin Bowler and Hugh Miles

Hugh Miles and Martin Bowler created a groundbreaking 9 episode television series charting their endeavours to catch and film all of the main species of coarse fish in the UK. All 9 hours are still available to purchase in three DVD's from www.catchingtheimpossible.info. The 370 page book containing 400 colour photographs tells the stories of their quest and the fish they sought and caught.
[M Press Media]

Mick Browns Guide to Pike and Predators

Mick Browns Guide to Pike and Predators (2009) by FOX International

180 pages of pike, zander, eel, catfish, perch and chub fishing.
[Fox International]

A Piker's Progression (2009) by John Watson

Big Water Pike Fishing (2008) by Neville Fickling

Modern Lure Fishing (2008) by Barrie Rickards

Sixty Years A Fisherman (2008) by John Wilson

The Pike of Broadland (2007) by Stephen Harper

Lines On Pike (2007) by James Holgate

Mega Pike - The Return (2007) by Eddie Turner and Jason Davis

PAC 30 (2007) by Phil Wakeford and Mark Barrett

Tales From A Worcestershire Whirlpool (2007) by John Tate

Catch Pike with Lures (2007) by Various Authors

Big Pike (2006) by Bob Church

The Great Modern Pike Anglers (2006) by Barrie Rickards and Malcolm Bannister

Pike and Freshwater Predator Fishing in the British Isles (2006) by Steve Rogowski

Passion for Pike - The Challenge and mystery of fly-fishing for pike (2006) by Ad Swier

Fox Guide to Modern Pike Fishing (2006) by FOX International

More Mammoth Pike (2005) by Fred Buller

Just Williams (2005) by Nige Williams

Rapala: Legendary Fishing Lures (2005) by John Mitchell

Mammoth Pike (2004) by Neville Fickling

Dimples to Wrinkles and Beyond (2003) by Bill Palmer

Great Pike Stories (2003) by Fred Buller

The Fenland Thirties - A History of Fenland Pike (2003) by Denis Moules

Pike and Predator Fishing in the UK and Ireland (2003) by Steve Rogowski

Fly-Fishing for Pike (2003) by M.Jensen and B.T.Christenson

Everything You Need to Know About - Pike Fishing (2002) by Neville Fickling

Ultimate Pike (2000) by Dave Horton

Pike Fishing Beyond 2000 (2000) by Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain

Northern Pike - A Complete Guide to Pike and Pike Fishing - USA (2000) by Will Ryan

Grim - The Story of a Pike (1999) by S.Fleuron

Broadland Pike: A History of the Largest Recorded Captures (1998) by Stephen Harper

Fly Fishing for Big Pike (1998) by Alan Hanna

The Pike Angler's Library: A Guide to British Pike Fishing Books (1998) by P.Morgan

How To Catch Bigger Pike (1997) by Paul Gustafson

Dimples to Wrinkles (1997) by Bill Palmer

Fishing With Lures (1996) by Dave Lumb

The Art of Lure Fishing (1994) by Charlie Bettell

Tales From A Pike Angler's Diary (1993) by Malcolm Bannister

Pike: The Practice and The Passion (1993) by Mick Brown

Encyclopaedia of Lures (1993) by Chris and Sue Harris

Pike on the Fly (1993) by Barry Reynolds and J.Berryman

Hunting Trophy Muskies and Northerns - USA (1992) by Joe Bucher and O Smith

Pike Fishing with Neville Fickling (1992) by Neville Fickling

Modern Pike Rigs (1992) by Dave Lumb

Success With Pike (1992) by Barrie Rickards

Northern Pike and Muskie - USA (1992) by Dick Sternberg

Fishing Lures: A Practical Guide - USA (1992) by M.Veale

Pike In Your Waters (1992) by Pike Angler's Club of GB

Somewhere Down The Crazy River (1992) by Jeremy Wade and Paul Boote

Catching Pike on Lures (1991) by James Holgate

Pike Fishing: Expert Advice for Beginners (1991) by Tony Miles

The Ten Greatest Pike Anglers (1991) by Barrie Rickards and Malcolm Bannister

A Piker's Progress (1991) by John Watson

Catch Pike with John Wilson (1991) by John Wilson

Big Water Pike Fishing: Book 2 - Boat Fishing (1990) by James Holgate

Pike: In Pursuit of Esox Lucius (1990) by Martyn Page and Vic Bellars

Pike (1990) by D.Phillips

Go Fishing for Pike (1990) by Graeme Pullen

Mega Pike (1990) by Eddie Turner

Let's Start River Pike Fishing (1990) by R.Willett

Pike Waters (1990) by Bill Winship

An Introduction To Pike Fishing (1989) by David Batten

Pike (1989) by Martin Gay and Barrie Rickards

Big Water Pike Fishing: Book 1 - Bank Fishing (1989) by James Holgate

Master Fisherman: Pike (1989) by John Watson

Angling Afloat: A Complete Guide for Coarse Fishermen (1989) by Steve Harper

Lure Fishing for Pike Volume 2 (1988) by James Holgate

Lure Fishing - A New Approach (1988) by Mike Ladle and Harry Casey

The Best of Pikelines (1988) by Barrie Rickards

Lure Fishing for Pike Volume 1 (1987) by James Holgate

Advanced Pike Fishing (1987) by Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain

The Pike Anglers Manual (1987) by Barrie Rickards and Martin Gay

Spinning and Plug Fishing (1987) by Barrie Rickards and Ken Whitehead

River Piking (1987) by John Sidley

Pike Fishing (1987) by Tony Whieldon

Ken Whitehead's Pike Fishing (1987) by Ken Whitehead

The Tackle Shop Guide to Pike Fishing (1986) by Neville Fickling

In Pursuit of Predatory Fish (1986) by Neville Fickling

Basic Pike Fishing (1986) by Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain

Big Pike (1986) by Barrie Rickards

Pike: The Predator Becomes The Prey (1985) by John Bailey and Martyn Page

Tactics For Big Pike (1985) by Bill Chillingworth

Spinning (1984) by M.Pritchard

An In-Fisherman Handbook of Strategies - USA (1983) by Al Lindner

Pike and Freshwater Predator Fishing in the British Isles (1983) by S.Rogowski

Top Ten (1983) by B.Vaughan

Pike Fishing In The 80's (1982) by Neville Fickling

The Pike - a cold and relentless killer from the murky depths - novel (1982) by C.Twemlow

Pike And The PIke Angler (1981) by Fred Buller

The Domesday Book of Mammoth Pike (1979) by Fred Buller

Spinners, Spoons and Wobbled Baits (1977) by Barrie Rickards and Ken Whitehead

Pike Fishing Step by Step (1976) by Barrie Rickards

Plugs and Plug Fishing (1976) by Barrie Rickards and Ken Whitehead

Northern Pike Fishing - USA (1975) by Kit Bergh

Beginner's Guide to Pike Fishing (1975) by Martin Gay

Pike (1974) by Jim Gibbinson

Catch More Pike (1972) by David Allen

Pike (1971) by Fred Buller

Fishing for Big Pike (1971) by Ray Webb and Barrie Rickards

Spinning for Pike (1970) by R.C.R. Barder

Esox: The Story of a Pike - English edition (1970) by W.Zeiske

The Pike Fisherman's Handbook (1966) by J Marlow

Big Pike (1965) by Geoffrey Bucknall

Pike and Perch (1964) by J.Nixon

The Way I Fish (1964) by Dennis Pye

Fishing for Pike with Mr. Cherry and Jim (1961) by Bernard Venables

Pike Fishing (1961) by N.Weatherall

Spoons, Spinners and Plugs: How to Make them (1960) by L Bates

Pike: How to catch them (1954) by A.L.Ward

Baitmaker's Delight (1953) by Craig C.Thurlow

Pike Fishing (1953) by W.J.Turrell

Spinner's Delight (1951) by Craig C.Thurlow

Hampton on Pike Fishing (1947) by J Hampton

A Fisherman's Recollections (1944) by N.Hill

Spinning up to Date: Trout, Salmon and Pike (1937) by Jock Scott

Pike on the Plug (1936) by J.Spencer

The Pike Fisher (1928) by E.Spence

Pike Fishing Red Letter Days and Others (1923) by Thomas Gray

How to Catch Pike (1921) by A.R.Matthews

Days Among Pike and Perch (1907) by J.W.Martin

Pike and Perch (1900) by W.Senior

Pike and Perch Fishing (1898) by J.W.Martin

Pike and Perch (1896) by Alex Jardine

Angling For Pike (1888) by John Bickerdyke

Pike and other Coarse Fish (1885) by H Cholmodeley-Pennell

Trolling for Pike, Salmon and Trout (1876) by H Cholmodeley-Pennell

The Book of The Pike (1865) by H Cholmodeley-Pennell

The Book of the Pike (1865) by C.Pennell

How To Spin For Pike, What It Is And What It Ought To Be, With A Few Words On Fine Fishing (1862) by H Cholmodeley-Pennell

The Compleat Troller (1682) by R.Nobbes

The Compleat Angler (1653) by Isaac Walton

A Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle (1496) by S Berners