Last week came of to a great start with some good pike action for our new visisting Italian group on their holidays in Boyle with Angling Services Ireland. During their guided fishing trips with professional angling guide Bodo Funke they boated up to 24 pike in a day early in the week with some big ones thrown in as well. On the first day Stefano got his Meter pike, while friend Roberto waited til the second day to get his new Personal Best of 110cm, estimated to weigh in the mid-twenty pound range. Meanwhile Andrea was happy catching many double figure pike with the biggest being 96cm long.

110cm pike
Roberto caught a new Personal Best of 110cm

Later during the week we had the pleasure of guiding a former fishing and hunting guide from Alaska who stopped by for some pike fishing with us. Jim got some action on the fly and lures, but this time it was cheeky guide Bodo himself who hooked up with the big one and duly landed a 103 cm fat fish on the fly also. Once the weather deteriotated the fishing did likewise and only the smaller fish seemed to make themselves available for the remainder of the week.

More soon…


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Bodo Funke, has been professional angling guide on the waters around Boyle Co. Roscommon for over 14 years.

His guiding company Angling Services Ireland is specialised in guided fishing tours and package holidays in the area.

Aboard his sizeable American fishing boat he can take up to three anglers on guided tours. For bigger groups there are other excellent guides in the team.

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