Big river pike wins competition

It was a case of the agony and the ecstasy at the 2011/2012 Kingspan National Pike Championships, which were held last week on Ireland's River Suck in strong winds and heavy rain.

Despite the bumper turnout of 77 anglers, the fishing was relatively poor, with almost half the field failing to catch a single pike.

However, one man who left the competition on a high was Ian Drennan, from Durrow, who walked away with the title after banking a superb 24lb 11oz specimen on a ledgered lamprey.