BULLER, Fred. The Domesday Book of Mammoth Pike. London, Stanley Paul, 1979.
Small 4to. Original illustrated flexible card wrappers; pp. 288; a little creasing down the middle of the spine but otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. The Domesday Book of Pike is an impressive attempt to record as many instances of huge pike catches as possible, building on the work done by previous pike record hunters and providing a huge catalogue of staggeringly large fish. Very often, the records (named things like "Lord Montagu's Pike") come with black & white photos of the proud fisherman displaying their triumph, and the book is ended with a carefully produced index of all the pike catches. This is a labour of love on the part of the author, Fred Buller, an angling historian considered something of an authority on the pike.