Midlands Reporter Michael Flanagan reports from Lough Glore:
Last Sunday December 14th Lough Glore Anglers hosted their annual Christmas Pike Competition. Conditions were very changeable with a harsh cold wind, and some ice cold showers hammering down on compeditors. Not to worry we anglers are a hardy bunch, and took what the weather gods gave us on the chin. The competition was fished from 10am-3pm and it was all legal methods, heaviest pike down the line for prizes. Also up for grabs was the Angler of the year prize, plus prize for heaviest pike caught during the 2014 competitions. It proved a to be a good days fishing on Glore with up on 10 pike being boated.
Top Rod was David Boyle from Scurlogstown, Collinstown with a pike of 10lbs 2oz.Marty Smith from England finished 2nd with 4lbs, 3rd David Boyle “Junior” 3lbs 8oz, 4th Mick Flanagan, 5th Pat Finglus of Castlepollard, and 6th Joe Murray of Mullingar.Pat Daly of Collinstown and Paddy O, Brien of Rathrone Co.Meath were joint winners of the Angler Of The year. Young Christopher Gray of Dalton Park Mullingar had the heaviest pike during the 2014 season, but unfortunally was not available for the presentation. Christopher’s dad P.J. accepted the prize on his behalf from Glore Chairman Eddie O, Donnell.Presentation took place on the lake Shore and Eddie O, Donnell thanked all who supported the competition during the season, and also the Glore ladies for putting on a great spread of finger food after the Christmas Pike competition.
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