Heaviest Fish or Heaviest Bag?

Spring League

Heaviest Fish or Heaviest Bag?

In every club there is the same old argument between the “dead-baiters” and the “wobbler’s” about which is more important. Overall bag weight or single heaviest fish?

Traditionally all pike competitions, IFPAC Qualifiers and others, would be focused towards heaviest bag with the possible side pool for heaviest fish. We all regardless of our preference will happily concede that a heavy fish is definitely a target but would you prefer 40lbs of fish in 15-20fish or 40lb of fish in 3-4?

At Dublin Pike Anglers we try cater for every types of angler. In every competition we give equal prize and focus to heaviest fish and heaviest bag. We also in our main winter league have 3 positions for heaviest fish which guarantees prizes of equal value to the top 3 positions in the heaviest bag pool, we do however offer more prizes for the lesser heaviest bag positions. To compensate this we also run a Spring League with the sole focus of Heaviest fish over 2 legs. Since the introduction of this system we have seemed to have a happier bunch of lads on the bank. What are your thoughts? Would you or do you compete differently? Let us know in the comments below.

Our spring league is starting this Sunday 14th of May and there is still plenty of time to join the club to get in on the action!

Dublin Pike Anglers Committee

Dublin Pike Anglers Committee

Dublin Pike Anglers Committee Named

On behalf of the Management Committee of Dublin Pike Anglers it is my privilege to announce the incoming Dublin Pike Anglers committee team for 2017.

2016 was a successful year for Dublin Pike Anglers and it was unreservedly due to the dedicated work of the out-going committee.  On behalf of all the club we want to thank those involved for their hard work in 2016. We also, in the same breath, ask them for their continued support for the new team for 2017.

2017 is a year the Dublin Pike Anglers plan to expand on the access to the club. The club plans to re-introduce the junior anglers section of the club and we are also aiming to increase the threshold for adult membership numbers too. We are also investing in our online presence with updated website and social media pages. Not only will our online presence allow us to connect with our members it will also serve as a platform to speak to general pike anglers as a whole.

Anyone who wishes to have their news or events featured on the website please don’t hesitate to contact us at news@dublinpikeanglers.com

Dublin Pike Anglers Committee 2017

After a successful AGM and a fair, unbiased vote we offer our warmest congratulations to the new committee team for 2017

Chairperson of the club- Joey Bonnie

Secretary of the club- Anthony McCreery

Treasurer of the club- Frank Roache

Competitions Officer of the club- Steven Farrelly


Our first competition of the year is scheduled for next Sunday 19th March. There is still opportunity to join the club and we extend a welcome for the first leg to all interested anglers. For info on joining the club and to come along for the first leg please see our membership section. 

IFPAC Qualifiers

IFPAC Pike Qualifiers

Go Hire 2017/18 National Pike Championships

The 2016/17  National IFPAC Pike Championships Final is due to take place on the 22nd of April in Roscommon for those who qualified.

However, if like some of us who haven’t qualified, the 2017 dates have been announced. Please note that you must be a member of an affiliated club to fish the qualifiers. As Dublin pike anglers is an affiliated club once you are a member you a cleared to enter these competitions. For info on joining please see membership section of the website.

IFPAC Pike Championships Round 1

May 7 Go Hire 2017/18 National IFPAC Pike Championships. 1st Qualifier. Lake Venue, check in at Pikers Lodge Lough Gowna from 9-30 fishing 11-4

Round 2

June 11 Go Hire 2017/18 National Pike Championships. 2nd Qualifier. River Venue, check in at Round Tower, Clones from 9-30 fishing 11-4

Round 3

July 2 Go Hire 2017/18 National Pike Championships.3rd Qualifier, River Venue, check in at Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe from 9-30 fishing 11-4

Round 4

Aug 13 Go Hire 2017/18 National Pike Championships. 4th Qualifier. Lake Venue, check in at the Breffni Arms in Arva from 9-30 fishing 11-4

Round 5

Sept 3 Go Hire 2017/18 National Pike Championships. 5th Qualifier. River Venue at Athlone, check in from 9-30 fishing 11-4

Round 6

Oct 1 Go Hire 2017/18 National  Pike Championships.6th Qualifier. River Venue, check in at Oasis Bar, Legan from 9-30 fishing 11-4

Round 7

Nov 5 Go Hire 2017/18 National Pike Championships. 7th Qualifier. Lake Venue, Check in at Ballinamore from 9-30 fishing 11-4

Round 8

Dec 3 Go Hire 2017/18 National Pike Championships. 8th Qualifier. River Venue, Check in at the Anglers Rest, Ballyconnell from 9-30 fishing 11-4

For further dates of interest like the Dublin Pike Anglers competition dates. see our calendar for more details.

AGM & Coarse Fishing Social Day

Dublin Pike Anglers AGM coarse fishing

Dublin Pike Anglers are to hold their AGM of 2017 on the 12th March at 9am in the applegreen Enfield M4 WESTBOUND.

The AGM will be followed by a nice relaxing coarse fishing day on a nice local canal stretch. This will be a good opportunity for new members to join and meet the lads. Bring a friend along there is no obligation to join the club on this day so there is nothing to lose, all welcome. 

I’d imagine some of the lads will do a spot of pike fishing on the day so if coarse fishing is not to your interest don’t let it put you off.

Check  in with our event on facebook.


For those who can’t make the AGM but are still interested in joining the club please fill in a membership request form here.

Our first competition of the year is on the 19th of March. Hope to see you all there with some new faces too.

Tight lines