Castleconnell is one of the famous old salmon fisheries in Ireland, but last week it was opened up for the Limerick County Pike Anglers to hold the second leg of their league. Anglers were eager to make the most of this rare opportunity, with many arriving well before first cast to find the water levels to be perfect and the weather to be just right.

It took half an hour for the first shout to go around that anglers were starting to catch and catches remained consistent for the rest of the day. There were no big bruisers landed, but plenty of smaller pike kept the anglers interested and, in the end, Tommy Coffee topped the table with a bag of 23lb 14oz.

LCPAA are a very active club and have decided to open their doors to new members for 2023, with both adults and juniors welcome. Anyone interested should get in touch via their Facebook page.Please fish in a sustainable manner