The Pike is a quite a large freshwater fish that has an almost duck-like looking snout. It can be found throughout the country in canals, lakes and slow-flowing rivers which have a lot of vegetation. This fish tends to hide amongst water weeds waiting for any prey to pass by and will even attack a smaller or weaker Pike and eat it. Sometimes the Pike can be found in brackish water. Brackish water is freshwater that meets with saltwater.
The male Pike is usually a metre long and the female is larger with a length of one and a half metres. The Pike can be very variable in colour because its body colour depends in which waters it lives. It can be olive-green, yellow-green, brown or grey with irregular rows of lines on the top part and the sides of its body. The rows of lines can be yellow, white, blue-green or grey. However, the most recognisable features of this Pike are its long slender body, its yellow and black coloured eyes and its long almost duck-like snout.
Pikes are predator hunters that can stay really still for hours amongst water weeds waiting for prey to pass by and when they do see prey, they can move very quickly. Pikes mainly eat fish, but they also eat frogs, water voles, crayfish and ducklings.