Petru POP reports on this year’s Lough Ree Predator Challenge, run by the Romanian C&R Angling Association, which embraced techno scoring for this year’s event…

Waiting for the Go
Ready to go…

On the 5th of September 2021 we started to change the way Predator competitions are held in Ireland!

We chose to organise an event on Lough Ree using the Score Fishing app. We believe this is the first time it was used in Ireland and it definitely won’t be the last time. Many Thanks to Jade Watts and Jon Elkadhi for guiding us to set up a competition on beautiful Lough Ree. Thank you Jade and Jon!

The event was set up for 30 boats with 60 anglers and 24 teams finished registration.

Early in the morning on Coosan Point 48 anglers “flooded” the car park/slipway to get ready for 9 hours of fishing for all 3 Predator Species that live in Lough Ree: Pike,Perch and Trout.

At 9am sharp all boats started and scattered all over the lake, hoping to be the Winners!

The teams fished in perfect weather and perfect conditions for Predator Fishing. However, it appeared that the fish had different opinions what makes perfect.  Anglers were confronted with moody pike, shy perch and careful trout.

Still… some skilled Anglers managed to “break the code” today and caught some good fish. Some fine perch and trout were caught, and the biggest pike was 106cm and a few 90cm – 100cm fish in the mix too.

The winning team. click for all the results

Full results can be see here

Many thanks to all participants to this event! Without YOU this couldn’t happen!

Well done to all Winners

Big Thank You to our Sponsors

Dennett Outdoor Ltd

FOX RAGE Predator Ireland

Looking forward for Lough Ree Predator Challenge 2022


Results Table
Results Table

Go Fishing…

The Romanian C&R Angling Association Romanian Catch & Release Angling Association was created to bring people together and enjoy our sport. Our Goal is to protect the fish and teach all our members the importance of Catch & Release. We focus on introducing the young and old alike to coarse angling, improving coarse angling facilities, coaching & development, protecting our fish stocks and management of international and European teams representing Ireland overseas; we involve everyone regardless of background, gender, religion, age or angling ability.
The Romanian C&R Angling Association are members of the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, NCFFI the National Governing body for coarse and predator fishing and casting sport as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.