Angling coach Brendan O’Reilly from Duleek, who runs the Newgrange Active Angling initiative ran a league as part of his “Getting Hooked” fishing course. Brendan reports that 10 young anglers caught 26 pike on a recent outing. 3 of the fish were personal bests for the lads, with the fish weighing in at 6-05oz 6-03oz 6-01oz respectively. 10 young anglers fished on the day and caught 26 fish on a lake in Cavan. It was a bright cool day and the fishing started well with 3 of the fish caught in the first half hour. The 1st 6lb fish came to Glen Finnegan from Duleek the 2nd came to Hugh Devlin from Balbriggan. The 3rd fish and winner of the competition was taken by Luke Everard from Duleek.

Brendan O’Reilly is a qualified Angling Council of Ireland coach who runs fishing courses for individuals and groups looking to take up fishing as a hobby. The courses cover all aspects of angling from choosing your tackle and how to set this up right through to fishing techniques and watercraft. If you are looking to take up fishing or have a group that would like to give it a try then why not contact Brendan at 086 6010272 or drop him an email at [email protected].

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A 6lb Plus Fish For This Angler at the Recent Cavan Outing
Another Nice Pike Taken at the Cavan Outing
One of the 26 Fish Taken on the Day
A Good Number of Jack Pike Were Caught During the Match
Brendan O'Reilly (right), Newgrange Active Angling, Presents the Winner Luke Everard with His Trophy