Inland Fisheries Ireland has just published 3 research reports on pike in Irish waters. The research was carried out as part of a wider PhD research project conceived by Inland Fisheries Ireland and University College Dublin. The overall aim of the project is to update and inform managers as to the biology and ecology of pike (Esox lucius L.) in Ireland, a historically understudied species in the Irish context.

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The field work and sampling for this project was carried out opportunistically in collaboration with Inland Fisheries Ireland, and through attendance at many pike angling competitions. The authors would like to thank the many pike anglers that contributed to the study and allowed D. Pedreschi to sample their catch. This study has been generously funded by Inland Fisheries Ireland, with contributions from the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs.

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