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 .