Sunday’s IFPAC National Pike Championships 2015/16 qualifier was held on a river in county Longford…

The 46 anglers caught 118 pike to 13-10. We have held a couple of qualifiers on this stretch many years ago. We decided to add another 1.5 miles upstream. We never fished this portion before and it was here that a lot of the better pike were caught.

Results were calculated in the River Inn in Ballymahon where the competitors enjoyed large quantities of sandwiches and cocktail sausages.

13Ib 10oz pike
Tom Coffey’s 13Ib 10oz pike caught at today’s qualifier.

The top 6 anglers who go through to fish in the Final next April are

1st Dave Murphy 9 pike 23-02
2nd Eddie McGuirk 7 pike 22-10
3rd John Doran 5 pike 18-13
4th Laurance Marshall 8 pike 17-02
5th Tommy Coffee 3 pike 16-02
6th John Woods 3 pike 14-01

Top 3 pike

Tommy Coffee 13lb-10oz
Larry Mulvaney 11lb-14oz
Fran Crosbie 10lb- 09oz

Go fishing…

Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs
Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs

The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs (IFPAC) is a body representing pike anglers in Ireland, North and South.The IFPAC was founded on 17th January 1988 at a meeting held at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. The membership for that year stood at fifteen clubs representing six hundred anglers, today membership of IFPAC is approaching 100 affiliated clubs representing in excess of seven thousand anglers from all walks of life.