Below is details of the winners and losers from our 2 Day Pike Competitions. Many thanks to all who took part, helped out, sponsored and attended this year's competition.
The Juniors had a total of 12 entrants.
In Third place with a cheque for €50 with a fish weighing 4lb 10oz weighed at Bullock Island is Danny Funke from Boyle.
In Second Place with a cheque for €100 with a fish weighing 8lb even weighed at Bullock Island is Niall Diffley.
In First Place with a Shield sponsored by Boyle & District Angling Club plus €200 sponsored by Noel Daly with a fish weighed at Doon Shore, weighing 15lb 13oz is Ben Egan from Boyle.
There were 6 entrants in the Ladies competition.
In Third place with a cheque for €75 with a fish weighing 5lb 4oz weighed at
is Lucy Egan from Boyle. Black Island
with a cheque for €150 with a fish weighing 12lb 7oz weighed at is Danielle Hughes from Sligo. Bullock Island
In First Place with a piece of
Crystal sponsored by Joe Simon Building Supplies and a cheque for €300 with a fish weighing 16lbs
8oz, weighed at is April
Club Members Prize
5 Nights B & B + Dinner for 1 Night for 2 people sponsored by The Mayfly Hotel in Foxford and a Genesis Bronze statue sponsored by Moonstone Jewellers is with a fish weighing 15lb 12oz weighed at Bullock Island is Brendan Sharkey from Boyle.
There were a total of 155 Anglers this weekend.
In Third place with a cheque for €1,250 is, with a fish weighing 19lb 5oz weighed at
on Sunday is Anthony
Scally from Mullingar. Doon Shore
In Second place with a cheque for €2,000 is, with a fish weighing 19lb 9oz weighed at
on Saturday is Joe
McDermott from Longford. Doon Shore
And in first place with a cheque for €3,000 and The Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Trophy and a Winners Jacket for 2012 with a fish weighing 20lb 15oz weighed at
on Saturday is Michael Egan from Boyle. Doon Shore
Everyone is invited to the Wrap-Up Party in Wynne’s Pub, Main Street, Boyle tonight, Sunday 8th April.
Many thanks to Jordan for the burgers and the Cider!! - Much appreciated
Finally, for every winner, there has to be a loser and my good friends Liam Conroy and Stewart Connolly have kept up their quite amazing performances in this competition. Decked out in all their fishing regalia, our 2 little soldiers toiled against the elements for 2 long days. Sadly, nothing was to come of it and these brave little boys head home tired and weary with a heavy hearts (I could cry myself whilst writing this piece, such is the emotion of the occasion). In summary the total fish caught by our 2 little brave boys was a big fat zero. Better luck next year lads.
For poor Liam and Stewart, I would look away now. For everyone else, I have pictures of the winners over the weekend below.