Many pike angling clubs will have concluded their winter leagues at this stage and some are now embarking on their spring/summer competition programme. The Leinster Pike Angling Club held their first new season competition last weekend as the fished a couple for lakes in the Cavan area. Luke O’Ciaran had the heaviest bag of 35lb 5oz while Fran Crosbie had the heaviest fish of 11lb 5oz.
Meanwhile Whitewood Pike Anglers had their first competition of 2023 as 22 anglers fished two lakes in Co. Monaghan. The caught an impressive 87 pike between them with Tucker McCabe topping the table with 16 fish for over 40lb.
O’Caseys Pike Angling Club have already left the traps and hosted the second of their 2023 competition up in Cavan last weekend. Dylan Farell was the top angler on the day with a bag of 6 fish for 23lb 13oz and he also managed to scoop the heaviest fish prize with a pike of 11lb 12oz.