These long-nosed stainless steel forceps are the perfect tool for unhooking pike and other predatory fish. The 10" length enables even deeply seated hooks to be reached. For extra comfort, they have been fitted with moulded rubberised handles, which definitely make a difference in the cold.
Clamp the jaws of the forceps around the shank of the hook and carefully push down to extract the hook. Alternatively, if the hook is deep-seated it may be easier to very carefully insert the closed forceps through the gill cover, avoiding the rakers, and turning the hook through 180-degrees to extract it.