During the week, two visiting Australian anglers Ian Davis (Melbourne) and Alan Vilcins (Adalade) ventured out onto the water to relax from a clay shooting competition being held up the country.

They decided to go pike fishing on the River Shannon and had some first-rate results. They spent a days trolling along the Shannon with local guide Micheal Clarke (Meelick) and they recorded numerous pike up to 8lbs in weight.


Anglers that are intending to fish for pike in any waters are advised to take particular care especially when playing, landing, unhooking and releasing the fish due to the recent hot weather spells and the low oxygen levels present in the water. If at all possible it is recommended not to take the fish out of the water and to unhook the fish in the water taking care not to remove or damage any of the fish’s protective slime.