The Final of the Southside Angling Junior National Pike Championships was held last Saturday on 2 adjoining lakes near Shercock in County Cavan. To take part in the Final an angler had to qualify by catching a pike at one of the qualifying competitions. In all 33 boys and girls qualified to fish in the Final. There were 3 sections Under 8, Under 13 and Under 18.
The All Ireland Junior Inter Club Team Championships was run at the same time. Clubs could enter 4 member teams.
Saturday was a very nice sunny day which wasnt the best for pike fishing. The results were

Under 8

  • Champion – Cliodhna McKenna
  • Runner Up – Brian Kiernan
  • Third – Niamh McKenna

Under 13

  • Champion – Jack McQuaid
  • Runner Up – Donnacha McCourt
  • Third – Emma Smith

Under 18

  • Champion – Jake Fisher
  • Runner Up – Patrick Poynton

Heaviest Fish qualifiers Jack McQuaid 11-04.
Heaviest fish Final. Cliodhna McKenna 4-03.

The All Ireland Inter Club Team Results were

  • Champions – Ardee A team
  • Runners Up – Scotshouse/Newgrange
  • Third – Valley Inn/Ardee

In all some €2500 worth of tackle prizes, trophies and refreshments were given out. Entry to the competition was free. IFPAC are most anxious to encourage young anglers into pike fishing and will continue to encourage as many as possible to take part.
There was a great barbi afterwards. Paul Reynolds was chef in the absence of Pat Sheenan who was laid up.
A great time was by all who attended. The Federation would like to thank our generous sponsored Southside Angling and Wee County Trophies

Southside Angling

Cork Street, Dublin 8
Tel: (01) 4530266
Email: [email protected] Web:

Go fishing…

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.