The Newbridge & District Pike Angling Club are a regular feature on these pages, usually walking and wading around riverbanks and lake shores. But last week, they swapped up their usual haunts for a boating excursion on a large midlands lake. Twenty-three anglers fished from eleven boats on a perfect fishing day, with Lough Ree Boat Rentals providing some well-equipped boats for the club.

Fishing was a bit slow, but 23 pike were caught on the day, with the largest being a fine fish of 22lb for Darren Dunne, which helped him to the top of the rankings at the final tally up. Full results were as follows:

1st Darren Dunne 22.0hf 28.8bag
2nd Ray Collopy 10.3hf 33.3 bag
3rd Kevin Foley 15.8 hf 21.5 bag

Please fish in a sustainable manner