Congratulations to Dublin businessman Philip McKinney who landed his first pike while fishing a lake in Cavan with friend Chris Barry. Philip is normally a keen trout angler, but this season he set his sights on catching his first pike.

On this occasion, the fly rods were left at home and they trolled lures at various depths. During their afternoon session on a bright day, he successfully managed to hook five fish. Three of them shook off the hooks at the net, including a nice double. However, two were successfully landed. Philip was absolutely delighted to show off his biggest fish to date before carefully releasing his first pike back to the depths. This coming Autumn, he plans to target pike with the fly rod and hopefully encounter his first 100cm fish. Well done Philip.