The Irish Federation of Pike Angling  clubs report:
The first qualifying competition of the 2015/16 National Pike Championships will be held next Sunday 10th May on a lake near Lough Gowna. Interested anglers should meet at Fitzpatricks Tavern in Lough Gowna from 9am to 10am for fishing 10.30 to 4.30. Please note the changed fishing times from previous years. The top 6 anglers qualify to fish in the Final which will be held on a Saturday next April. Anglers use 1 rod and can fish anywhere they like on the lake. The venue has been fishing very well and good catches are anticipated.

To enter you must be a member of one of the 70+ clubs affiliated to the Federation. If you are not a member of one of these clubs you can easily join one at the check in for around €10 for 2015. The entry fee is €15 and there is an optional €5 pool for the heaviest pike on the day.

The Championships consist of 10 independent qualifying competitions, a stewards qualifier and the Final. The top 6 anglers from each of the 11 qualifiers fish in the Final. The winner of the Final will become the 2016 National Pike Champion and will captain the top 10 anglers in the Final in a 2 day International Team Challenge against Great Britain. This will be held in Ireland in October 2015. The organisers, Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs (I.F.P.A.C.) will cover the cost of hotel B&B, presentation dinner etc for all team members.

For more details contact Jody Kiernan on 087 9886408

Compliments of IFPAC