Brendan Jervis from Newbridge & District Pike Anglers report on their recent back to back competition weekend: 
Last weekend saw our members back on the bank, and with us still playing catch up on our competitions, we decided to fish another 2 comps over the weekend. We had a great turnout and also had some new members join so late in the year so welcome to our new members. I would like to say a big thank you to the staff at ESB in Ardnacrusha and also to Inland Fisheries Ireland for allowing us access to Saturday’s venue, which was a river.
The river was a little high and fishing was very patchy with some sections producing no fish but that’s fishing I suppose. In the end, 39 pike were caught and released up to 8lb 2oz with reports of a couple of nice fish lost also. We had some members stay at a nearby hotel and some chose to bivy up as venues for the Sunday competition were several small lakes. We didn’t have much info on them so we just said we would fish it and see, and really only 1 lake fished well, producing a couple of doubles to 16lb. In total 19 pike were caught and released. Well done to one of our youngest adult members Mr Carl O Reilly showed us how it was done this weekend with picking up not only his 1st win in the club but also won both days back to back so huge well done Carl well deserved buddy.
Double competition winner Carl O’Reilly
Also last weekend saw the 4th quarter of our mini-league finish so well done to all our winners I will post at the bottom of the report.

Full results for both days are as follows.

Davey Ward cup 2021 winners
1st Carl O Reilly 8.02 hf 30.07 bag
2nd Dave Murphy 42.08 bag
3rd David Quinlivan 29.03 bag
Raffle winners each winner receives a 20 euro fishing voucher
Darren Dunne
Joe Beacom
Thomas Hogan
Day 2 Sunday saw us fish several small lakes
Winners are as follows
Gunner o Neill cup winners are as follows
1st Carl O Reilly 16lb hf 16lb bag
2nd Kevin Foley 21.10 bag
3rd Mark Horgan 13.12 bag
Raffle winners are as follows
Paul Morgan
Alex Foley
Joe Beacom
4th quarter of mini-league winners are
1st Ray Collopy 27.03 bag
2nd Dan O Reilly 18.11 bag
3rd Paul Morgan 17.08 bag
So well done to all our members over the 2 days of competitions it was a really good and enjoyable weekend again thanks to all our members who made the trip. Reminder to all members our open competition will be on the 28th of November and will need all members to attend to help with the stewarding of the competition.
Brendan Jervis
Club Secretary