Oisín Mac Domhnaill sent us a report of a fabulous pike caught February 15th from a lake close to the River Suck system. Oisín left his home early and arrived at the lake around 9.30am. He set up two rods, one a ledgered smelt and the other a popped up scad. The morning started off slow with only one dropped run until around 1pm when the alarm screamed. Straight away on striking Oisín realised he had good fish on. After a hard fought battle she was finally in the net and looked to be a very good fish. The pike, which was in pristine condition, was quickly weighed and after a few snaps were taken she was released without harm to be caught again another day.
The pike weighed 27.8lb and fell to a popped up scad, fished at short range. Conditions on the day were warm around 7 degrees with a slight ripple on the lake. Oisín said that after a hard winter of blanks and jacks this fish came as a well needed surprise.