Published on April 21st, 2019 | by BoyleToday.com
Pike Angling Festival this weekend
Boyle and District Angling Club is once again hosting its annual Pike Festival on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, April 20th and 21st with €5000 in prize money up for the winning. The festival starts at 10am on both days from the Doon Shore on Lough Key and concludes on Sunday afternoon with the prize giving ceremony.
The competition, which has a first prize of €1,500 plus the Moonstone Perpetual trophy with other prizes totalling €5,000, has been running now for over 25 years. It is one of the most popular in the country attracting anglers from all corners of Ireland, the UK and Europe. So popular is the venue of Lough Key that returning competitor’s make up the bulk of participants.
Additional prize money on both Saturday and Sunday will be €1675.
Entry is €60 per adult and €20 per junior (Juniors must fish for junior prize at €20 entry and be accompanied by a fee paying adult)
On site catering on both days will sustain anglers and visitors alike in the lovely setting of Doon Shore on the edge of Lough Key.
Presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday and anglers must be there in person to collect prizes.
Further information is available from Jane on 086 830 1261.
Everyone is welcome so even if you are not planning to go out on the water yourself why not come along for the spectacle.