This report from the organisers of the Pike Master Ireland 2023 event:

Pike Master Ireland 2023 took place last Sunday, October 15th. Pike Master is the only competition in Ireland which allows anglers to fish anywhere on this island and anglers share their catches live on the FishDonkey App.

Forty teams of two anglers took part in this year’s event and those eighty skilled anglers packed their boats with lures, rods, fish finders and an array of other fishy items and hit the road early to get to their chosen venues.

The coldest day of this autumn so far did not stop them! Even if they all knew it wasn’t going to be be easy, especially with the forecast for the day ahead – no wind and plenty of sunshine! Not ideal conditions for Pike Fishing.

Before 9am, all teams were asked to upload selfies on FishDonkey app. Once they started fishing at 9am, pictures of Pike started to be uploaded on the app straight away and they kept coming throughout the day.

An impressive number of Pike were caught up to 5pm when the app was closed and anglers reeled in their lines. the total number of Pike caught, measured and then released back was a staggering 149 Pike over 60cm! The longest Pike over the whole competition was 114cm!

After the pictures were checked and validated official results were published on WhatsApp group (specially created for this event).

And the top performing teams were:

  • First Place – Palkozja Team 548cm
  • Second Place – The Snipers 515cm
  • Third Place – IrishFishingTours 494cm
  • Longest Pike – Palkzoja Team 114cm

Now together with the winning teams we need to decide time and venue for Prize Giving, along with the runner-up teams for the sponsored prizes from:

Thanks to all anglers taking part to this, we hope to “see” you next year and who knows maybe even more anglers. Now we have to “finish” Perch Master Ireland 2023 and planning next Barrow Perch Bonanza 2023 (autumn edition). And then planning for next Pike Master Ireland 2024, Nations Cup Ireland 2024, Lough Derg Predator Challenge 2024, Lough Ree Predator Challenge 2024 and Perch Master Ireland 2024.

Please fish in a sustainable manner