Alice Murtagh sent in a report on the Lough Gowna and Upper Erne Anglers Association, which held the annual open boat pike competition to raise funds for Crumlin Hospital. The event was held on Lough Gowna. 20 boats took part, and almost 90 fish were caught.

 

Smiles all round - happy anglers!
Smiles all round – happy anglers!

 

In 1st place was Stephen Lee, 2nd was John Boyle and 3rd place went to David Leonard.

 

Stephen Lee receiving his prize
Stephen Lee receiving his prize

 

Heaviest fish on the day was 14lb 10ozs.

 

One of the many fine pike caught and returned
One of the many fine pike caught and returned

 

A nice pike prior to release
A nice pike prior to release

 

Another fine pike for the weigh sling
Another fine pike for the weigh sling

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