Kevin Hickey reports that over 140 pike were caught in this year’s Boyle Pike Festival which was fished over the Easter weekend.
The first prize of €2,500 and The Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Trophy and The Winners Jacket is, with a fish weighing 20lb 2oz weighed at Doon Shore on Saturday was Paddy O’Neill. He also caught a fish weighing in @ 19lb even.
In second place with a fish of 18lb 4oz weighed at Black Island was Cathal Beirne. Cathal won €1,500 for his efforts.
In third Place winning a prize of €750, was Padraig Cunningham with a pike of 17lb 4oz weighed at Doon Shore on Saturday
5 junior anglers competed for the prizes and everyone who took part got something going home.
In Second Place is Adam Hayden with a fish weighing in at 1lb 2oz.-
In Joint First Place are Jake Sharkey and Ciaran Fallon both with fish weighing in at 6lb 4oz.-
The Ladies event, in which there was a total of 5 entrants, saw first place, with a piece of Crystal sponsored by Moonstone Jewellers and a cheque for €150, go to Sandra Bardon for her pike of with a fish of 14lb 12oz.
€200 to the largest fish caught over the weekend, not in the Main Prizes is with a fish of 15lb 13oz, weighed at Doon Shore on Sunday is Kelly Leonard.