John Devaney reports to us from the River Suck and Lough Ree:
First prize went to an 18lb 15oz pike in the Athlone Anglers Association Competition for the Poyntonia Cup. The winners were father and son James Greene Jnr and James Greene Snr. Second place went to Brian Conway for his 18lb 6oz pike and third place went Michael and James Conway for their 17lb pike. Thirty three boats took part again this week with the vast majority fishing the southern end of the lake. The pike in first and second place were caught near the Cribby islands while the third place pike was caught at the mouth of the Hind river.
Levels still too high for bank fishing on most of the Suck. Some anglers from Shannonbridge tried boat fishing at the lower reaches but to no avail.