The Irish Federation of Pike anglers association (IFPAC) report:
The 8th independent qualifying competition of the 2015/16 National Pike Championships will be held on Sunday 6th December on a lake near Killeshandra. Interested anglers should meet at the Lough Bawn Hotel in Killeshandra from 9.30am for fishing 11 to 4. The top 6 anglers qualify to fish in the Final of the National Pike Championships which will be held on Saturday 9th April. Anglers use 1 rod and can fish anywhere on the lake on the map which will be given out at the check in.
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 the next 12 months. 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 2016. 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
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.