Greg Latour of Tir na Spideog reports on the 22nd Lough Allua Pike Challenge which took place on Lough Allua…

With a bit of a delay, here are the results of the 22nd Lough Allua Pike Challenge 2023. Again the competition was fished following a storm and rain that resulted in a flooded car park/pier and tough fishing for all 21 anglers despite very pleasant weather conditions on the day. A total of 10 pike were caught on the 7 boats.

The winner of the heaviest bag with 2 pike of 80 and 65 cm and a total of 4,65 kg to make it 2 wins in a row was Mike “Butzelhaeschen” Frings from Germany. Beside myself, Mike is  the only participant to have fished all 22 competitions.

The longest pike category winner of this years LAPC is Tomas Mailevicius (Lithuania) with a pike of 88 cm / 4,0 kg.

The best crew category prize went to Michael Frings (Germany), Ramon Heyse (Spain) and Mike Pont (The Netherlands ), a well mixed crew.

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A good few anglers blanked on the day, so the decision to award the loser price was a close one with Philip Breuer of Germany taking the honour and a signed “Pole Fishing Book” by our hero Mr BoB Nudd.
Greg Latour
Tir na Spideog

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