John Chambers, IFPAC, reports on the All Ireland Inter Club Team Championship…

The 2013 All Ireland Inter Club Team Champions are the Slovakia Angling Club. All team members caught pretty well and they pipped Newbridge A by 3 lbs 14 ozs. In third place were last years runners up Ardee “Blow ins”. 27 teams entered.

The competition was fished in the Cavan/Monaghan area, the rivers were a little high but the water was pretty clear. We had rain all day. Some nice pike were caught including 8 doubles to 18 lbs 5 ozs (Stephen Martin).

 Slovakia Angling Club
Slovakia Angling Club – Lukas Vanna, Marek Ceman, Radko Rybarik and Jaro Buchlak

The Slovakia Angling Club were presented with the Federation Cup, gold medallions and €500.

Pat Gorman was another to land a good double on the day. His pike came in at 16lb 9oz

Top anglers were

  • 1st Eugene McCabe 6 pike 32-06 best 17-06
  • 2nd Pat Gorman 6 pike 29-14 best 16-09
  • 3rd Marek Ceman 7 pike 27-06 best 10-04

Best pike

  • 1st Stephen Martin 18-05
  • 2nd Eugene McCabe 17-06
  • 3rd Pat Gorman 16-09
As well as winning the top individual angler prize Eugene McCabe caught a fine double figure pike of 17lb 6oz

While I hadn’t intended fishing the event I got roped in fishing for one of the Ardee teams. After a slow start I nabbed 5 pike with the best weighing in at 12-08 and what a fight she put up.

John Chambers with his 12lb 8oz pike

Courtesy of the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs.