On Sunday 22nd of May, mighty Lough Derg hosted the Lough Derg Predator Challenge 2022. Organised by the Romanian Catch and Release Angling Association, the event was bigger and better than last year, with an extra 5 teams bringing the total field up to 70 competing anglers overall.

Anglers flooded the car park from early in the morning and there was a great feeling of anticipation in the air, with hopes of catching all 3 target species – pike, perch and trout – and bringing home the trophies and prizes.

Competitors got their measuring board, card and hi-viz jacket at check in and proceeded to the start point on the lake ready for the off once the signal was given at 9am, at which point they scattered all over the designated fishing sector in search of fish.

A few minutes after start, the Score Fishing app – which was used to track all of the catches – recorded the first fish of the day and after that they kept coming till 5 pm, the end of the competition. A total of 91 fish were recorded on the app.

Best teams of the day were rewarded with trophies, cash and sponsored prizes.

  • First place – Disco Team 382cm – Trophy + €800
  • Second place – Tegie Lufy 258cm – Trophy + €500
  • Third place – Fishing Pasion Nature 256cm – Trophy + €300

Sponsored prizes

Longest fish

  • Disco Team 113cm – Trophy + €150




Before the Prize giving we had some nice pizzas, chicken wings and chips from https://www.facebook.com/flanagans.killaloe/ supported by Baracuda fishing tackle shop and we have to say everyone enjoyed that after a hard enough day on the water.

Special thanks to our Sponsors for the confidence in this competition. For full results you can check ScoreFishing app or http://www.scorefishing.com/?locale=en

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