A lot Banked on Bank Holiday Pike Fishing Weekend.

Bank Holiday Pike Success

With many of the club men stuck working or unable to get out over the bank holiday weekend it seems as though we may have missed a blinder.  Club chairman, Joey Bonnie, and club member, Fintan Guihen, were the lucky two to get a chance to get out and brave the less than favorable conditions on Sunday.

The pair fished a very nice stretch of river known to fish well at this time a year and to its reputation it did just that for the lads.  The pair had a staggering 41 pike between them! There were no truly massive fish but the general stamp was good. The largest of the pike was just shy of 9lb’s and was landed by last years champ, Joey. (see below)

Joey Bonnie Pike

Given the nature of the day most fish were returned without being weighed but the lads estimate the total bag weights for the 41 pike was well in-excess of 150lb’s. There were large numbers of fish in the 5-6lb range and on the lighter wobbling gear gave some real good accounts of themselves.

According to the lads It really made a huge difference from the soft winter takes, the fish were clearly over the spawn and were hammering the baits without hesitation.

Having missed this weekend this report has me twitching to get the rod in hand.

Tight Lines


Dublin Pike Anglers next competition is 14th of May and see’s the start of our heaviest fish league.  New members are still welcome as we have small number of places available. Get requests in early to save disappointment! New members fill in membership request form here. 

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