The recent bitterly cold snap and heavy rain meant that conditions weren’t exactly ideal for the Limerick County Pike Anglers as they embarked on their fourth competition of the year last week. 13 hardy anglers turned out, and, as might be expected, the pike were a bit sluggish, with the early fish on the small side. Things started to look up when a 7.5lb fish came to the net, and then, just as that fish was being landed, one of the other rods was nearly pulled off its rest as a good fish made a strong run. That pike turned out to be the best of the day, tipping the scales at just over 18lb. An 11 pounder was the next best fish on the day, and Sam Brown came out as the top weight, with a total of 26lb 4oz. Full report on the Limerick County Pike Anglers Facebook page.