The last qualifying competition of the 2014/15 National Pike Championships will be held next Sunday 1st March on a lake near Ballinamore.
Interested anglers should meet at the Library in Ballinamore from 9.30 for fishing 11 to 4. Top 5 anglers qualify to fish in the Final on Saturday 11th April. Anglers use 1 rod and can fish anywhere they like on the lake. Phone John on 0866057306 for full details
To enter you must be a member of one of the 70+ clubs affiliated to the Federation. If you are not a member of one of these clubs you can easily join one at the check in for around €10 for 2015. The entry fee is €15 and there is an optional €5 pool for the heaviest pike on the day.
The Championships consist of 10 independent qualifying competitions, a stewards qualifier and the Final. The top 5 anglers from each of the 11 qualifiers fish in the Final.
The winner of the Final will become the National Pike Champion and will captain the top 10 anglers in the Final in a 2 day International Team Challenge against Great Britain. This will be held in England in October 2015. The organisers, Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs will cover the cost of transport, hotel B&B, presentation dinner etc for the Thursday to Monday trip.