Lough Ree International Pike Festival 2012

Event Details

Lough Ree International Pike Festival 2012

Time: April 18, 2012 to April 20, 2012
Location: Lough Ree, Athlone
Street: Lough Ree
City/Town: Athlone
Website or Map: http://www.activeirishangling…
Event Type: pike, fishing
Organized By: Dave Houghton
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2012

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Event Description

Lough Ree International Pike Festival

A Boat Angling Competition

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

18th, 19th & 20th April 2012

€3,000 guaranteed first prize – Sponsored by Failte Ireland

Supported by Lakelands & Inland Waterways Ireland

Plus the Pike Angling World Cup with a €1000 first prize

The festival is open to all anglers and will take place on Lough Ree at Athlone, located in the very heart of Ireland, with boat angling over three days. If 200 anglers take part in the festival the prize fund will total €23,000.

Lough Ree is 16 miles long and the second largest lake on the Shannon system and it has been chosen based on the quality of its pike angling. All lawful angling methods will be allowed and for conservation reasons all fish will be measured and released immediately. Anglers fishing from boats will be required to have their own digital camera so that any fish caught can be photographed and returned to the lake as quickly as possible.

The entry fee has been reduced for 2012 and the cost is €40 per angler per day or €100 for three days. All monies will be returned in cash prizes – plus the €3,000 first prize.

All lawful angling methods will be allowed and for conservation reasons all fish will be measured and released immediately. Anglers fishing from boats will be required to have their own digital camera so that any fish caught can be photographed and released immediately.

Book now by email: dave@activeirishangling.com

Telephone from UK: 0151 324 4744 From Ireland: 071 964 2743 Other countries: 00353 71 964 2743

All entries must be made in advance and are subject to availability

 

All those anglers who have competed over the first two years will be aware that the organisers of the festival are even handed and work towards having an exciting event in the best spirit possible.

However, there are always going to be some changes and the biggest of them for 2012 is that anglers will not be allowed to go afloat unaccompanied. There are some safety aspects to this decision but the new system of measuring and photographing the fish demands the effort of two people (one to hold the fish and the other to photograph the catch).

After much debate the organisers agree to let an angler go afloat with a friend to operate the engine etc, but in these circumstances only one fishing rod will be allowed.

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Comment by declan murray on March 25, 2012 at 12:10am

i sent an email to that address but it wont work?, for booking

Comment by Eamon Cunningham on March 25, 2012 at 11:07pm

I just tried that saddress and it seems to be ok now

dave@activeirishangling.com

Comment by declan murray on March 26, 2012 at 12:09pm

sound, i'll try it again so

Comment by declan murray on March 26, 2012 at 12:30pm

looks like that worked alright  :)

Comment by declan murray on March 28, 2012 at 7:29pm

not in any great hurry to reply that fella !

Comment by Eamon Cunningham on March 28, 2012 at 9:58pm

I know he's having problems with his whole site so if you copy your EMail to me at eamo@iol.ie I will get it taken care of

Comment by declan murray on March 28, 2012 at 11:32pm

cheers eamon, sent

Comment by declan murray on March 28, 2012 at 11:34pm

oh if ya know anyone looking for partner, danny m. is looking to go  :)  (PC PLOD!) LOL

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