55 anglers turned out to fish the first round of IPFAC qualifiers on the River Inny last week. The competition coincided with some bright sunny weather, making the pike difficult to tempt on the day. Most of the pike that were caught were on the small side, but some anglers managed decent numbers, and Peter Sheridan came out on top with a creditable 10 fish for 52lb 14oz. There were a couple of doubles on the day, with the biggest being a fish of 14lb. A total of 159 were caught.

Ronan Murray with an 11lber

Full results:

1st Peter Sheridan 52Ib 14oz – 10 fish
2nd Pat Gorman 34Ib 7oz – 7 fish
3rd Alan Heasley 26Ib 1ozz – 10 fish
4th Stuart Edwards 24Ib 2oz – 9 fish
5th Marty Lawlor 23Ib 11oz – 4 fish
Heaviest Fish:
1st Eddie the Queen 14Ib 4oz
2nd Ronan Murray 11Ib 7oz
3rd Marty Lawlor 9Ib 8oz
Total fish caught: 159