'' Fact And Folklore ''
In or about the year of 1854 piking was at an all time high and in those days pike were considered as food for the table.
Even further back in history naturalists and fisher folk alike had observed the pike's habit of
' playing 'with a bait the typical ' mouthing ' lifting and dropping and ' false running' experienced by modern day fishermen.
Although fished for with fish baits such as roach,gudgeon and perch the pike apparently had