Think we're up against it sometimes over here when it comes to seeing pike respected for the role they play in our waters and as a sporting fish..?
Well it's hook 'em and cook 'em as far as the inhabitants of a place called Portola, in America are concerned.
"Folks gathered at a local hang out north of town, the Grizzly Store, to enjoy some beer, BBQ and beans," reports this blog.
"Nothing unusual about that, but as dusk arrived, things took a turn towards the dark arts, as they doused and torched a giant wooden sculpture of a northern pike, chanting “Death to Pike!!”