Catching big pike and perch at Grafham Water


“If this is a perch it’s a world record!” I exclaimed to Dave, as the fish continued to pull hard and made a series of unstoppable dives back to the bottom.

Fishing for zander in Sweden

Young boy Perch-Fishing-in-Sweden

Michael Kleeman is a predator specialist, who runs tours fishing for zander, pike, perch and char in some of Sweden’s premier fishing venues. If your heart is set on a 10lb+ zander, this could be for you.

Fly fishing for pike in Finland

Pike fly fishing tournament in Finland

In 2009 I was asked if I would like to represent England in the first ever International Pike Fly Fishing Tournament. As fly fishing for pike is my favourite type of angling, I agreed.

Muskie versus trout: video

Pike versus trout

Check out this video of a hungry muskie versus trout. Muskie, like their cousins, the Northern and European pike, are fierce predators and are happy tackling large prey, which include fish, crustaceans and even waterfowl.

Do pike eat ducks?

Pike eats duck

Pike are reported to attack waterfowl, especially smaller chicks and ducklings, which are just about bite-size. But do pike eat ducks? Watch this video to find out.

Is it worth trying different methods when pike fishing?

Giant Ondex

Although most people have their favourite ways of pike fishing, I find it pays not to be too blinkered in approach. When things aren’t going well it’s often worth trying different methods, as I did here…