This report from the organisers of the event:

On Sunday 3rd of September 33 teams (66 anglers) took part on our 3rd anniversary of this event. Although the conditions were not quite perfect for Lough Ree Predator Challenge, the highly skilled anglers participating in the event did everything in their power to catch 3 longest fish of the day, but in order to win they had to catch not one specie but 3 species Pike-Perch-Trout and receive extra 100pt/cm to their 3 longest fish.

Over 140 fish were caught and safely released after a quick measurement during the event, with Pike, Perch and Trout being the point scoring fish that all the anglers were after. Altogether, the competing anglers landed:

  • 85 Pike over 60cm
  • 13 Trout over 30cm
  • 29 Perch over 25cm

Longest fish of the day was a impressive 107cm Pike – Trout 57cm – Perch 30cm  which in our humble opinion its very good for 8 hours fishing on the lake.

I have to say this event it’s getting bigger and better year after year and we will keep improving.

After checking all entries on FishDonkey app pictures and videos we managed to finally award the anglers.

  • First place – Team – JERKFLY 398cm Trophies +cash
  • Second place – Team – DISCO TEAM 390cm Trophies +cash
  • Third place – Team – TEAM STRIKE 384cm Trophies +cash
  • Longest fish – Team Strike  107cm Pike

We also had some sponsored prizes from our sponsors for runner-up teams.

Big THANK YOU 🫡 them for support.

  • Salmo Lures prize – The Snipers 384cm
  • Dennett Outdoor Ltd prize – Team Blue Tree 376cm
  • L.Corr  Handmade lures prize – Wildhunter Sniper Time 359cm
  • Inland Fisheries Ireland prize – Brema Boat 355cm
  • Wildhunter prize – Irishfishingtours 288cm

We need to mention FishDonkey Tournaments for their support and I strongly believe a app like theirs makes easier for events organisers.

Big Thank You to all anglers present to this event, for helping us to improve year after year!

RESPECT Gentlemen and Ladies.

Full results can be seen on FishDonkey app.

Check out this video of how the event panned out – compiled by competitor and popular YouTuber Senan Stanley:

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Now we need to do some preliminary preparation for Predator Battle Ireland later in September and Pike Master Ireland in October (the only competition in Ireland and Northern Ireland which allows anglers to fish any water).

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