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Irish Kayak Angling Club holds first round of Championship at Portumna

June 9th, 2017 | by

The Irish Kayak angling club recently held its first round of the IKAC All Ireland championship on the waters of Lough Derg from Portumna Co. Galway. Brian McCall reports…

The first round of our competition was kindly Sponsored by Gary Kenny, Palmerston stores.


Pike to 25lb were landed

There were 3 challenges set on the day. The main one was to catch, photo and release 1 pike, 1 perch, 2 coarse fish and the “joker” fish of the day was a trout. The joker is a fish that can double your total score after the pike perch and coarse fish have been caught. The other challenges were most pike and most trout.


Ready for the off

There was a total of 25 anglers taking part and we got the competition underway at 11am and due to finish at 5pm.

A number of pike, 27, were caught during the competition the largest of which was estimated at 25lb and a PB for the angler, Tomas. There was also plenty of roach, rudd and hybrids caught along with a small number of perch. The main competition was won by Ian Burton who also won the prize for most pike, landing 6 on the day. No trout were caught on the day with little or no rise noted. All fish were released.

This competition is open to all and is free to enter. All safety gear must be used and promoting safety is the focal point of these meets. If you would like to attend these meets to see what way we are set up then you are very welcome. Visit www.irishkayakangling.com for all the info.

Special mention to Portumna & District angling association for their permission to allow us use their slipway for launch on the day.


Go fishing…

To find out more about Kayak Angling visit www.irishkayakangling.com and register on the forum.  Membership is free and the forum is a great resource to learn about safety, venues and techniques.  Experienced members will answer any questions you have and everyone is welcome to come to a meet to learn more before taking the plunge.

Articles on beginning kayak angling are available at http://www.topfisher.eu/ and much of the advice on small boat angling is also transferrable to a kayak.

You can also follow the Irish Kayak Angling Club on Twitter @irishkayak and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Kayak-Angling/277427952176 for details of the 6 FREE meets that make up the All Ireland Kayak Angling Championship 2017.

All Ireland Kayak Championship 2017

All Ireland Kayak Championship 2017

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