The October Independent Qualifying competition of the 2012/2013 Kingspan National Pike Championships will be held next Sunday (14th) on the Shannon at Castleconnell.

Interested anglers should check in at the Riverside car park at Castleconnell from 9:30 for fishing 11 to 4. The entry fee is E15 and there is an optional pool for the best pike (top 3).

To enter you must be a member of one of the 65 clubs affiliated to the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs. If you aren’t a member of one of thoese you can join one at the check in for E10. The top 5 anglers from each of 10 independent qualifiers go through to fish in the Final……

Leitrim Observer, 15/10/12. Read the article. ‘Pike Fishing Competition’