“Something of quality – a terrific read – riviting!”

“A tremendous book – quite superb.”


By Stephen Harper.
CLOTH-BOUND EDITION £195 plus £5 p&p



Front cover painting by Stephen Harper.
Cover size: 245 mm x 192 mm
Pages: 200 pages.
Print: Black, with full-colour section
Binding: Cloth-bound in dark blue (hardback), silk laminated dust jacket with, blind embossed on spine and front cover. Mottled grey endpapers.

A first edition (1998) copy is available – signed, and in mint condition.


Nowhere in Britain is more synonymous with pike and pike fishing than Broadland. This book, based on many years of research and study, chronicles 60 of the largest recorded captures from this important region, all 32 lbs 8 ozs or over, with stories of 25 in excess of 35 pounds, and including six 40-pounders.

Also detailed are rumours and legends of days gone by, along with pike fishing tales and monsters from the 1800s, plus more accurately recorded huge pike from contemporary times.

With a colour section, illustrations, and over 100 black and white photographs, many published for the first time, this fascinating book records the highlights of over 125 years of Broadland’s incredible pike fishing history; it will inspire both novice and expert pike angler to emulate the enthralling captures of these awe-inspiring pike.


“Now and again, something of quality comes along. A super book, beautifully produced; a terrific read – riviting! And the cover design is certainly one of the best I have ever seen.” KEVIN CLIFFORD

“A tremendous book – quite superb. In the ‘Domesday Book’ style to a degree, but much better I think. One of the best books on pike for some time.” Dr BARRIE RICKARDS

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