Finnish Pike.

Topi Kyrönlahti with a pike that weighs 2 kg (4.4 lbs) and 70 cm. The fish was caught in Eastern Finland on a fishing and camping outing with his father, Vesa. They live in Temmes, Finland which is about 70 miles (110 km) south of the Arctic Circle.

Friend and fisherman Richard Seufert shares the following story:

Topi’s mom, Maija, was an exchange student in ’92 to ’93 school year. Our high school was looking for weekend housing since they were having exchange students from all over Central Pennsylvania for a meeting and to meet other students. We said that we could so we met her in March, 1993. We invited her back in May for a weekend and kept in contact with her over the years through letters, then email, and a lot of pictures. She lived in

Oulu, Finland and was married in May, 2003. That fall, we went to Finland to visit her and her husband for a week and saw some of Northern Finland and how real Finns live, not the tourist Finland. Now they have 3 children, 2 boys, 1 girl and Topi is the oldest of them. And that’s not a Fish Story!

  2 comments for “Finnish Pike.

  1. Rick Seufert
    June 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Gives new meaning to a Northern Pike at 65 deg North. Good catch Topi.

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