Brendan Jervis of Newbridge District Pike Anglers reports on their latest competition…

27 May: Newbridge and District Pike Anglers club held the Milltown Cup yesterday on a river. It was the first time we fished this river this year. We where expecting some big bags and we where not disappointed. 1 lucky angler had a fantastic day setting a new club record for biggest bag and so close to that magical number of 100lbs and had nearly 80lb of fish in the one swim. It’s days like that we get up at stupid o clock to go fishing. Most members had good fishing with bags going into 20s 30s 40s and 50lb bags.

Jim McCabe caught nearly 100lbs of pike – all released safely

We also had our final league competition for our juniors and was great to see the kids out fishing and enjoying the out doors. Getting a few fish is always a bonus.The weather was really good too and we didn’t see a drop of rain for the day, though heavy winds did cause a few issues for some.

In the end we had 21 seniors and 3 juniors catch & release 91 pike including 3 doubles to 15.05. Well done to all our winners on the day and thanks to all the members that made the trip.

Winner of Milltown cup and holds our new club record for biggest bag in a competition is 

  • 1st Jim Mc Cabe 15.05lb hf 96.11lb bag 16 fish 
  • 2nd Dave Murphy 7.12lb hf 55.12lb  bag 14 fish 
  • 3rd Brendan Jervis 10.08lb hf 46.09lb bag 8 fish

Again well done Jim a super day you had and I’m sure a day you will never forget congrats

We had our juniors out fishing for 2 comps this year so we ran a junior league firstly I would like to thank Thomas Murphy for sponsoring this event every kid went home happy with a rod or a reel so well done to all the juniors

Results are as follows for juniors

  • 1st Sinead Winder 5.6lb hf 9.9lb bag 3 fish
  • 2nd Cillian Kearney 3.2lb 1 fish

Other juniors who didnt catch but still got a prize is as follows

Brendan Jervis jnr
Sam Murphy
Dylan Murphy
Liam Gorman

Raffle winners Southside angling vouchers are Paul Sheridan
Stephen Sheridan
Ray Collopy

Again well done to everyone and thanks to all our members who made the trip reminder lads our next competition is 24hr on the 29th & 30th of June details will be posted on our members page

Brendan Jervis

Club secretary

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Newbridge District Pike Anglers is a catch & release club we hold 1 competition every month. We are open for new members – get in contact via Facebook to find out more – Newbridge District Pike Anglers