Friday, November 23, 2007

Efigy of pike burned as villagers wage war

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!!”