Bodo Funke of Angling Services Ireland was guiding for pike on the fly this week. Please read his report below…

“The plan was to catch some hungry post-spawn pike on the fly…Avid fly angler Stephen had booked with me for the second time this year. The day was planned well in advance. This time, he brought along Northern Ireland based pike fly fishing guide and well known fly-tyer Pike On The Fly Guide Stuart Wylie.
The day started with action straight away, but more missed takes and plucks than landed fish to begin with. Nevertheless, a few nice fish came to the boat and after trying several favourite drifts we went back to where I had marked some good fish on the Solix earlier. Three drifts later,  Stuart hooked into a serious lady which gave some serious battle and turned out to be a new PB for Stuart with 110cm and 22lbs.90z.

Was an absolute pleasure to have Stuart and Stephen out today. Not often you get to guide the guide and even better when it’s Mr. Pikeontheflyguide aka Stuart Wylie himself. Great fun in the boat and some very skilful pike fly angling all around, with a cracking Top Fish at the end”

Go fishing

Bodo Funke, Angling Services, Ireland

Pike, Game and Coarse fishing Guide

Notes: Angling Services Ireland provides the very best in angling and angling tourism. We are based in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, in the North-West of Ireland, an area with many superb angling opportunities.
The Proprietor Bodo Funke holds the Marine and Countryside Guiding Certificate (achieved with distinction) and his expertise and local knowledge will be to your avail when you go on a guided angling trip or angling holiday with Angling Services Ireland. Pike fishing, Fly-fishing for Pike, Game fishing for wild Brown Trout, Float- tubing, Coarse fishing. Salmon fishing and Sea-angling can be organised.

Address: Angling Services Ireland, 3 Canal View, Deerpark, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Telephone/Fax::+353 71 9663580 or +353 86 6011878
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