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Newbridge Pike Anglers hold marathon ‘back 2 back’ angling competition

The Newbridge & District Pike Anglers report on their recent back to back competition:
Our members were back on the bank again last weekend for a 30hr session. We split the competition into two, on Sat we fished from 12 noon to 12 midnight for the Milltown cup. On Sunday we fished from 12 midnight to 4pm. Fishing was tough with water levels down but still in total we had had 96 fish caught and released. As usual, we had some great craic and banter. At midnight score cards and photos were sent in and tallys were added for day one.
Most lads went to sleep for a few hours and were back up first light, as weather forecast was for a hot day so the early bird catches the worm and all that lol. I would like to thank all the members who made the trip and who are there every month to support our club it’s great to see. To show our appreciation this month the committee decided to pay out 2 extra cash prizes each competition for 2nd and 3rd heaviest fish.
A huge thank you to Stephen O Driscoll of Ever ready group building and asbestos roofing for sponsoring a blind pairs competition over the 2 days with some fantastic prizes. Two members sign-in numbers are pulled at a time and they were a team. Then both members weights are combined and added. The top 3 heaviest team weights would be the winners over the weekend. Results will be below for that so full results are as follows
Day 1 Milltown cup
1st Dave Murphy 5.13 hf 32.08 bag
2nd Eugene Mc Cabe 4.5 hf 25.10 bag
3rd Ray Collopy 4.3 hf 24.12 bag
4th Dan O Reilly 5.3 2nd heaviest fish
5th Gary Moore 5.3 3rd heaviest fish
Day 2 saw us fish for the Gingerstown cup / pat Driscoll cup and full results are as follows
1st David Quinlavin 8.10hf 20.04 bag
2nd Ray Collopy 3.8 hf 14.3 bag
3rd Kevin Foley 3.3 hf 10.04 bag
4th Dave Murphy 7.1 2nd heaviest fish
5th Eugene Mc Cabe 6.7 3rd heaviest fish
Raffle voucher winners over the weekend are as follows
Alan mc Evoy
Paul Gosson
Darren Dunne
David Delaney
Joe Beacom
Blind pair winners are as follows
1st place Dave Murphy and Terry Mc Sweeny
Total weights over the weekend 45.09
2nd Ray Collopy and Brendan Jervis
Total weights over the weekend 38.15
3rd Eugene Mc Cabe and Ian Murphy
Total bag weights over the weekend 34.12
The weekend saw an end to our 3rd quarter of mini leauge and it was very close again by ounces
1st Dan O Reilly 19.09
2nd Carl O Reilly 19.05
3rd Eugene Mc Cabe 19.05
Carl and Eugene will spilt the pot for joint 2nd
Again thanks to all the members who made the trip and for your continuing support
Brendan Jervis
Club Secretary