John Kelly reports from the Oaks Fishery

The week leading up to the competition produced some good fishing with13 pike on the Monday.

8 lb. was the best   pike to James Healy

On the Thursday 7 pike were caught from the far side of the lake with Ryan Holmes landing 2 @ 13 pounds and 15 pounds.

Competition day Saturday 1 Oct. saw 13 pike anglers from Belfast, Strabane, and Donegal and over the Foyle area…


1st James Casey from Culmore 12.9 lbs  winner ,  Owen Huschka from Belfast 12.2 lbs winner ,  Raffio from Strathfoyle second place 10.6 lb., Joe Kelly from Strabane third  10 lb. and Andy Deery from Rosemount last year’s winner forth place 9.8 lbs.

18 other pike were caught on the day by other anglers  Mark Kane , Sony Casey , Ariel , John Harkin , Matt Kent , James Heally and Stephen Gamble.

Young anglers Jimmy, Derrmot and friends did release a trout of 10 lbs caught by Jimmy on the day as well.

Pike fly rod and spinning rods for the winners other various prizes.

Sunday 2 Oct. Alan Stuart from Ballymoney had 13.10 lbs pike on roach and two jacks just to prove they were not all caught.

Our next pike competition will be on 5 November 11 at the Oaks 10 am to 4 pm .