Bodo Funke, angling guide from Boyle tells us about his guiding angling trips over the last few days

Fri 11/05/12: May has arrived and finally the pike have become a bit more lively and active. On Tuesday, Barry Jackson from Scarborough, UK, was out on a guided pike trip with us and a days trolling lures yielded 12 pike for him and many more missed takes. Biggest pike of the day was 13.5lbs.

Roscommon Pike
Roscommon Pike
Barry Jackson from Scarborough
Barry Jackson from Scarborough

The next day I had Italian anglers, Ezio and Ivan out on the water for a half day (they only arrived that morning with the great new flight into Knock, Ireland West airport from Milano.
The half days fishing resulted in 14 nice pike coming to the boat, biggest pike 16lbs. all on cast lures.
Yesterday they were not so lucky, only boating a few fish but many big pike followed their lures to the boat or threw the hooks back.
Today, their first Big pike over the magic one meter was caught already, more soon…

Mon 14/05/12: In the last post I mentioned a one meter+ pike caught by the two Iatalian anglers Ezio and Ivan, well the big fish Ezio caught turns out to be the biggest pike landed by Angling Services Ireland guests (and staff!) this year so far. Ezio measured the big pike to be 114cm long! The fish took a Buster Jerk in perch colour.

Ezio's Pike
Ezio's Pike

Ivan also had a nice pike not far from the magic meter mark, that he caught on a jerk bait too.
After all the big pike the two anglers had follow their lures and missed takes from the day before, they surely deserved to catch some big pike.
Their last day brought a few more fish to ~90cm to the boat before they finished their short fishing holiday on Sunday.

Ivan's Pike
Ivan's Pike

Bodo Funke

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