I have just received a report from Paweł Orłów of the Fishmaniak fishing club on their Pike Competition which was held over the weekend on Lough Egish. Pawel reports that the event was very successful and the weather was brilliant even though the morning was very foggy. 15 contestants took part and managed to catch just 5 pike during the event. Half of the group were fishing from the island and the rest of from shore using both dead bait and spinning fishing methods.

Pawel Orlow with his 63cm Fish
Pawel Orlow with his 63cm Fish

Despite the small number of fish a number of quality fish were taken and biggest fish of the competition was caught by Damian Lisewski, a monster pike measuring 115cm in length and weighing 18Ib. This fine pike wins Damian Catch of the Week.

Damian Lisewski with the Best Pike of the Competition 115cm, 18Ib
Damian Lisewski wins our Catch of the Week with the Best Pike of the Competition 115cm, 18Ib

After the event the lads as usual collected some rubbish from along the bank before retiring to the Lake View Pub for a barbecue and the prize-giving.

The Results of the Competition Are as Follows:

  • 1st place – Mariusz Pietrzak – 2 fish 74cm and 85cm
  • 2nd place – Damian Lisewski – 1 fish 115cm, 18 Ib
  • 3th place- Pawel Orlow – 1 fish 62cm
  • 4th place – Robert Urbanski – 1 fish 55cm.
Fishmaniak.pl Team on Lough Egish Competition 24th November'13
Fishmaniak.pl Team on Lough Egish Competition 24th November’13
Grubs Up: The Lads Enjoy Some Lovely Sausages After a Hard Day on the Bank
Grubs Up: The Lads Enjoy Some Lovely Sausages After a Hard Day on the Bank
Winners of the Fishmaniak Pike Competition With Their Prizes
Winners of the Fishmaniak Pike Competition With Their Prizes
Another Fish Goes on the Measuring Tape
Another Fish Goes on the Measuring Tape