Still 2020 so for 2021 we can keep it short…..Predator Battle Ireland OPEN to enter for 2021! Of course we will have that great first prize The Alumacraft Escape 165 tiller with a 50hp Suzuki on it and a great boat needs a great boat trailer so that will be a Kalftrailer Alumacraft Special tailor made for this boat.
Never easy to say goodbye to a boat combination like this, Alumacraft Escape 165 tiller with a Suzuki 50hp on it a new brand boat trailer from “Kalf Trailers” the Alumacraft special R750-57, but this team fought hard for it!
Before the guys arrived we had the boat ready for them and the weather helped big time for the photos! So we could explain some things before using it, told them to take time to investigated all buttons and possibilities.
First something about the new brand trailer from Kalf trailers. Alumacraft Europe wanted a boat trailer tailor made for their boats and that worked out very nice! To be honest… I am very surprised by those Kalf trailers they really know what they are doing (making), eye for details for sure!
Definitely not someone who saws tube profiles in a garage and then welds them together! I had a welding and construction company myself for many years so I know where I’m talking about. I see laser cut mounting plates, I don’t see any sharp corners that can tear, etc. I see an eye for details….. have a look yourself 😊
The Alumacraft Escape 165 with the Suzuki 50hp…wow what can I say for that price!! 😊 The winners of last year kept the boat as well and fished the 2020 competition with it so I kept an eye open for that boat. What can I say…I want one myself haha, no really no bullshit sponsor kiss ass story or whatsoever, the performance of that boat on a big lake like Lough Derg….bring it on!
Competitions…what can I say? Just to keep it short…. I am very happy again that the winners of 2020 keep the boat 😊 So each year we see more and more Alumacraft boats on the Irish waters!
The entire organization is, just like all previous times, completely in the hands of “Herman Molenaar” better known as fisHerman. www.fisherman.nl“Pike Fishing Holidays in Ireland”
When you start your day as leading team you must be very nervous, team 1 Julian and Krzysztof had the best score ever in the Battle, is that beatable?? I’m sure that there are enough teams who could do it!
After the boat check in Killaloe we all feel a bit better, participants are chill we did our work so all ready for day 2. It is always a bit a nervous moment of the day, launch your boat, be on time, did I bring all my gear! Day 2 a windy one is that good or bad? Bad for smaller boats and better for the bigger ones?
Hier zijn we weer met een update vanuit Ierland. Sinds dinsdag was het vissen van ’s morgens tot ’s avonds, dus veel tijd om wat te schrijven zat er niet in tot nu. Elke dag waren we op het water om zo veel mogelijk te verkennen en info op te doen.
Today all the teams had to collect their measuring board at Flanagan’s on the lake between 1 and 3 pm just to spread out people (Covid-19), but the sun was out and how….summer is back 😊 The hot weather brought loads of other tourism out, so happy we had our own area/space outside to protect us! Is there anybody who sees something special on this Alumacraft Escape?
So team by team in the queue to collect their map with instructions and the whatsapp number to send the catch photos to the control post during the match. After that they could follow the tables with all the free goodies till the measuring board.
Strike Pro Buster jerks special edition for the Predator Battle Ireland from Dennet Outdoor further Strike pro bags for all the free goodies.
Boxes with softbaits from a sponsor who is gone…. long story 😊
Navionics will sponsor team prizes but they had fishing caps for all as well.
After all those formalities a moment of meeting old and new frends, you only had to sit down to receive your Irish stew from Flanagan’s on the lake. I had one and can tell you…very tasty 😊
The participants came by car and others came from the lake, easy enough to moor your boat at the sign up and to meet up. They felt like a king with all tourists on the shore with some impressive boats!
On the end I got a present myself one great rain suit from the sponsor Graff Ireland, thanks guys.
Difficult to recognize some people with masks etc. and some of them you now them only from facebook so sorry for that 😊
4 more days to meet because I’m 3 days on the lake to keep an eye on you with the other stewards, and to check your boat once in a while….and better don’t make mistakes….no mercy at all 😊
Tomorrow the first competition day, boat check between 7.15 and 8.30 better be on time we don’t wait for you!