Paul Sylvester was fishing in Longford last week and he did alright for himself. He hadn’t been at that particular venue for a while so he can’t say if it has been producing but he certainly found what he was looking for there, a fine pike of 16lbs and 102cm.

It was a dull cloudy day with the odd break of sunshine and light southwesterly winds. This was his only fish of the day though he did miss one not long after landing this pike. Paul was fishing a running leger with the bait, a 6 inch mackerel, popped up off the bottom. The fish was caught about 10.30 in the morning and after a couple of photos was swimming free again a couple of minutes later.

It was his first time fishing that spot in along time, so he can’t say if it has produced fish lately – but it produced for Paul!