Two of Ireland’s most active pike angling clubs met up on the banks for a winter outing last weekend. The Limerick County Pike Anglers Association made a trip up country to meet the Irish Out Going Pikers, for a bit of fishing and plenty of bankside camaraderie. It was an early start for the Limerick crew, with alarms set for 4.15 am and hitting the road at 4.45am.

Fishing a river venue, they found the water to be running high and fast, which is no surprise for this time of year. The fishing was a bit slow, with more jacks than monsters, but a couple of the Limerick lads put together bags in 10lb to 12lb range. The Out Going Pikers seemed to have a better run of things and one of their members topped the standings with a nice 23lb bag.

But it was a day that was more about getting out on the banks and meeting fellow anglers than it was about catching fish. And in that sense it was a great success, and plans are now afoot for a return leg, with the ‘Pikers’ travelling to meet the Limerick guys on their patch later in the year. We look forward to hearing about it!

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