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Pike Fishing Ireland's East Coast.

General Introduction

The Eastern Region offers some of the best pike fishing in the country. Whether fishing the magnificent Lough Muckno in Castleblaney, Glaslough Lake at Castle Leslie or Blessington Lake, Co Wicklow, pike anglers will not be disappointed. There are expert guides available in the region that can offer the angler the best chance of catching the monster pike of a lifetime! You may also wish to try your luck at fly fishing for pike for a new and exciting fishing method that offers great results.

The Best Pike Angling Centres

The angling centres marked with a star, Best Angling Centre, are the pike angling centres recommended by the ERFB for 2006. They are highly recommended as they not only offer good fishing but angler friendly accommodation, guiding services and access.

Pike and Coarse Angling Bye laws

Pike Bye-Law, 809, 2006: It is prohibited:1) to kill more than 1 pike in any one day 2) to kill any pike greater than 50cm in length 3) for any person to have in their possession more than 1 whole pike less than 50cm or more than 0.75kgs of pike flesh 4) to have more than 12 coarse fish for use as bait, if a person has more than 4 coarse fish in his/her possession, a receipt from a licenced tackle shop dealer must be available for inspection

Coarse Fish Bye-Law, 806, 2006: It is prohibited: 1) to take or kill by any means more than 4 coarse fish on any one day 2) to take or kill by any means any coarse fish greater than 25cm in length 3) for any person, other than in the Louth or Moville areas, to sell or offer for sale any coarse fish caught by any means 4) to use or attempt to use live fish as bait 5) to transfer live roach from any waters to any other waters 6) to fish by any other means than rod and line 6) to fish with more than two rods at any one time

A copy of the full bye laws governing the above regulations are available from the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, 15a Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin,

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