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Barrow Perch Bonanza takes place near Athy


This report on the Barrow Perch Bonanza came to us from the Romanian Catch and Release Angling Association:

Sixteen anglers from all over Ireland gathered near Athy last Sunday, March 27th, for the second edition of the River Barrow Perch Bonanza.

The weather was absolutely fantastic for barbecuing and sun bathing, but not so good for perch fishing. Having said that, all of the anglers were happy to be out there enjoying the competition. At 9am the competitors spread out along the river and did their best to hook into some perch and land them safely. The day started promising in the first couple of minutes with some nice specimens being caught. But then the sun made his appearance, and after this the fishing was was very tough for everyone.

A good number of perch were caught but not long enough to score on the FishChamp app. (minimum 25cm), although almost everyone managed to catch some!
At the end of a tough day we had congratulate the best anglers of the day who were:
  • First Place: Pawel Adamkiewicz
  • Second Place: Ben Moore
  • Third place: Adam Bartosik
  • Longest perch: Adam Bartosik (39cm)
For this second edition of Barrow Perch Bonanza Inland Fisheries Ireland sponsored a prize and this prize was given to the angler who caught the highest number of perch (minimum size 25cm) so congratulations to Pawel Adamkiewicz!
Congratulations to all Winners! All fish caught were safely released!
We would like to thank to all participants at this event and hope they all had a good and enjoyable time spent on this competition.
Special thanks to Inland Fisheries Ireland and Baracuda fishing tackle shop for their help and tackle!