John Chambers reports on the latest qualifier for the National Pike Championships held last weekend in West Cavan.

Today`s qualifier was held on a lake in West Cavan. It attracted 79 anglers who caught 176 pike to 13 lb.- 02 oz. It was a wild and very wet day.
The top 6 who qualified to fish in the Final were: ( pounds and ounces)
1st Francis O`Hare 8 pike 23-03
2nd Bernard McAvinue 9 pike 19-00
3rd Derek Mohan 10 pike 18-04
4th David Roche 7 pike 16-12
5th Pat Dunphy 3 pike 16-07
6th Alan Heasley 5 pike 16-04
Pool winners for best 3 pike were
Jimmy Clarke 13-02
Paul McCarthy 11-09
Kieran Sullivan 10-09