The Lough Ree International Pike Festival & World Cup was fished over three days last weekend, pitting 130 of the best pike anglers in the country against each other. And the venue didn’t disappoint, as 47 pike of 100cm or over were brought to the net.

One of the 100cm+ pike

The largest fish of the competition, a monster measuring 112cm, was caught by Brian and Aiden Mullin. That pike helped them to top the overall competition with a combined length of 311.5cm. But it was oh-so-close at the top, as James Greene & James Green Junior were only 5mm behind them in second place with a combined length of 311cm. Third place went to Joe McDermott and Pat Healy with 304.75cm.

Pike fishing on the River Shannon, Lakes and Tributaries