John Chambers, Chairman of the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs reports from the www. website on the latest qualifier of the Kingspan National Pike Championships.  44 anglers turned up to the qualifier in cold conditions on Lackan Lake near Ballyjamesduff on Sunday 4th December with rain and sleet prevailing during the day.  Fishing wasnt too bad with 8 anglers with bags in double figures.   The five qualifiers had total catches of small pike from 11 lb. 8 oz. to 16 lb. 4 oz.  They have qualified to fish in the Final of the 2011/12 Kingspan National Pike Championships which will be held on the 19th May.  The winner in the Final will be crowned the Kingspan National Pike Champion and will captain the top 10 from the Final in the Ireland Vs Great Britain Team International next October.

The top 5 anglers who qualified were
1st Joe McDermott
2nd Joe Clarke
3rd Martin McGrory
4th George Dillon
5th David Murphy.