Large fish are measured in centimetres
Magnus takes pike fishing seriously. He fishes purposefully and thinks strategically. Yes, he even makes his own lures, and they’ve caught so many large pikes that they now can be purchased in fishing stores around the country.
– You know, I say while Magnus rummages around in one of the full bait boxes, I’ve got a salmon at 112 centimetres.
– My biggest pike measured 122 centimetres, he counters. It looked like a waterlogged tree trunk when it came up.
Centimetres are essential for a sports angler. In earlier years, it was just the weight that mattered. Kilograms and grams. Now we measure our catches. It has to be catch and release, a concept which means that you release the fish back after you caught it.
– Big fish do more good in the water, says Magnus. Catch and release are essential if we want to have good fishing in the future.