10-year-old Séan Condron hit a New Year jackpot when he caught a super 14lbs2oz pike on 02/01/2022 on the Royal Canal in Co. Meath on a wobbled deadbait (roach). This was Sean’s first double-figure pike having caught several pike up to 5 ½lbs. The fish fought hard and tail walked during the fight, Seáns experience with smaller pike paid off and he played the fish like a pro until it was ready for the net. To say Seán was excited would be an understatement according to his proud dad David.
Séan with his super canal pike of 14lbs2oz
Seán spotted this fish in October 2021 estimating it to be about 15lbs and had insisted on returning to this stretch of the canal, numerous times, in an effort to catch it and his dedication has finally paid off. Seán now wants to break the 15lbs mark and has his targets set on an elusive pike known locally as “Big Girl”, she has been caught, weighed, photographed and released by a handful of anglers known to us and weighs just over 20lbs.