Angling Guide Bodo Funke reports on the Big Pike Bonanza in Boyle The past two weeks have been outstanding for guests of Boyle based angling guide Bodo Funke, with many pike over the magic one meter mark beeing landed and a lot of 90cm+ fish have alss been caught and returned. What’s more, most of the big pike have been caught on the fly, proving that the many waters in the Boyle area are particularly good for this method. First Bodo Funke himself, together with angling friend and fly fishing enthusiast Markus Mueller managed to catch two Meter+ pike in one session on the fly.  See the fantastic action  on Youtube at following link

Then Boyle angler and Angling Services Ireland Team angler Brendan Sharkey returned a real Biggie, a 24 lbs./ 108 cm  pike on the fly.

Brendan beautiful Pike of 24 lb. and measuring 108 cms.
Brendan’s beautiful Pike of 24 lb. and measuring 108 cms.

Scottish journalist Andy Bowman was also in the area and out for a days fly-fishing with Bodo when he hooked and landed a cracking 23lbs./107cm pike. Three more one meter+ fish turned up in the same week for a visiting Italian group of three, with many more 90+ fish also caught by them. A mixed groupo from Scotland/England was also in Boyle for a short angling break and in their two days some nice pike were also caught by them including a 104cm Beauty. To book a days guiding with Bodo, or to arrange an angling break in Boyle, contact him on +353 (0)86 6011878or check Bodo Funke Fáilte Ireland Approved Angling Guide Angling Services Ireland 3, Canal View Deerpark Boyle Co. Roscommon Tel: 00353(0)866011878 Web: e-mail: [email protected]