A very pleased Valentine Cagnac, France and his fine catch, pictured with angling guide Kenny Sloan.

Angling guide Kenny Sloan, who operates in the Foxford region, reported a very good day pike fishing in the area with two visiting anglers from France. Conditions were not favorable with a cold and blustery north-west wind. Despite this, it was 12 year old Valentine Cagnac who boated the best fish of the day, a fine 1m long pike which was taken on a trolled Salmo Fatso lure. For information on guided pike fishing in the Foxford area, or boat hire, contact Kenny Sloan on 00353 (0)94 9256501 or 00353 (0)87 9670310.