Angling guide Bodo Funke reports on recent pike fishing for his clients in the Boyle area.

Big Fish for father and son from Milano with Angling Servicves Ireland

Young Edoardo from Milan with a fine 20 lb. pike with angling guide Bodo Funke

Regular visitor and pike spinn-angling enthusiast Marco Podesta from Italy once again visited Boyle for a pike angling trip. As usual he booked his trip with professional pike angling guide Bodo Funke ( Along with regular angling companion Marco A., he also for the first time  brought along his 12 year old son Edoardo. Their goal was for Edoardo to catch a big pike during this trip and after a slow start on the first day with only a few small pike caught, it was Edoardos lure that was engulfed by a big pike right beside the boat. The young angler played the fish quite expertly, with a little coaching from his father and guide Bodo. After a short but intense battle the fish was netted and quickly unhooked. The fish weighed exactly 20lbs and what a great achievement it was for the boy and his proud Dad.

The next day saw Dad Marco catch his fish of the trip, measuring 96cm and estimated at ~18lbs. it was a nice pike too.

Meanwhile their friend Marco also had his share of the fun, catching pike of 12 and 17lbs. that day. Marco was out in an additional boat with another Angling Services Ireland guide.

Many other smaller pike were also landed by the group during their short trip. They had come over on the new flight from Milano to Knock Ireland West airport, allowing them to conveniently fly from their home town in Italy right into the heart of some of Irelands best fishing grounds.

Marcos and Edoardo with an 19 lb. pike

Professional Angling guide Bodo Funke can be contacted on:, e-mail: [email protected]

Or Tel: +353(0)866011878

Bodo Funke

Failte Ireland Approved Angling Guide

Angling Services Ireland

3, Canal View



Co. Roscommon


Tel: +353 (0) 86 6011878

e-mail: [email protected]