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Great pike angling reported from Co. Mayo lakes

October 1st, 2014 | by

Pike guide Kenny Sloan reports that due to the low water conditions on the Moy system anglers are turning there attention to the other species particularly pike on the many  loughs around the area, with fly fishing and trolling been the most productive.

Michael caught his biggest pike yet on his Irish angling adventure - 106cm

Michael caught his biggest pike yet on his Irish angling adventure – 106cm

All round angler Michael Weisser who has been visiting  Foxford area for over 20 years would normally fish for salmon ,but still  had a great holiday thank’s to the magnificent pike angling in the area.

Michael managed to catch two of his biggest pike ever at 1 m,and 1m 6 cm (about 21lb) been the biggest.

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Another 1m pike for Michael

A total of 11 pike were caught the smallest been around 10lb. All fish were carefully returned so that other anglers will have the chance to catch a fish of a lifetime.

Go fishing with Kenny…

Kenny Sloan has become synonymous with big pike in the Foxford area. Kenny can guide you on the big wild waters around him Conn and Cullen but he also has a lot of smaller waters at his disposal and even if the wind blows he always has some where to fish making your break as productive as possible.
Web: www.pikemania.co.uk

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11 pike were caught by the end of the day

Guidelines for handling pike

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Download: Pike Handling and Conservation [.pdf 850 KB]

When landed, the fish should be laid flat preferably on a protective mat and the hooks removed with a suitable tool such as long handled artery forceps or a long nosed pliers. Anglers may find it useful to wear protective gloves. Sometimes it can be easier to release the hooks by working very carefully through the gill covers.

The use of pike sacks can be used for the short time retention of fish enabling them to recover prior to weighing or photography. When weighing and photographing fish, the pike should be cradled and supported properly to avoid injuring the fish. A pike sized weigh sling should always be used if the fish is be weighed.

When being released, the pike should be held carefully in the water to promote recovery until it is ready to swim away. At all times, the pike should be returned to the water in the shortest possible time.


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