On Sunday 25th March Lough Sillan, Shercock was the venue for a pike angling competition organized by the Dublin based Lithuanian Pike Angling Club Go and Catch and the event was sponsored by Salmo Fishing Ireland. Co-ordinator Andrius Bikelis assembled 24 anglers for the 6 hour match fished in calm but very bright conditions.
In total ten Pike were landed, weighed and returned unharmed to the water. Inland Fisheries Ireland staff were on hand to observe proceedings.
Presentations were made to the top six anglers and the photo attached shows the winner Svjatoslavs Gucevics (Pike 5.96kg) second place Nerijus Spanseris (Pike 2.02kg) and third place Arturas Girgzda (Pike 2kg). The club are recently formed and when more established hope to hold further matches in the future.