The close of pike angling on Lough Rowan soon approaches with the last day falling on March 17th 2013. This is to protect overfishing of vulnerable hen pike during the low oxygen periods of the Summer months. The fishery will close (for all angling) from 18th March until Sun 7th April to facilitate trout-stocking in the interim period
Noel O Connor from Toptackle.ie with a 24lb fish
Tony Egan battles a hard-fighting Rowan pike
Tony's Pike finally succumbed to intense pressure from the Leitrim angler
Catch of a lifetime?
Peter Flatley with an unbelievable 50lb double hook-up at Lough Rowan
Another Rowan Whopper
Pictured is Greg Carr with a Rowan esox caught recently, weighing an impressive 24lb 13oz (picture courtesy of Aaron Carr)
What a way to start the 2013 season on Lough Rowan. Pictured here is RSDAC secretary Nick Richard's with a fine esox caught on a lure while fishing with his son Charlie in early January. The fish was returned unweighed but estimated to be in the regions of 20lb. Well done Nick and special praise must go to the photography skills of young Charlie.
Some more Pike Reports from the region.
John Cloughley, Carrick On Shannon with a 23lb Shannon pike
Sean Murray sent in this photograph of Longford angler Mark Wendlen with a beautiful Lough Rowan fish.
John Johnston's Rowan pike topped the scales at 20lb 10ozs