Next year we have an anniversary 2012 – 2022 so don’t miss it we like to celebrate this with you! The real growth came after 2016! We changed the name for edition 2017 to give it its own identity to “Predator Battle Ireland”. Of course it could have failed but it didn’t, an increase of teams and sponsors was the proof.Lees “PREDATOR BATTLE IRELAND 2022” verder
Day 2 was perfect again with the only difference ….big fish and more complete teams on the end of the day. So many teams have a full house see the results below and tomorrow we expect more complete teams while others are improving their score with bigger ones ( 4 pike, 3 perch and 1 trout needed )Lees “Predator Battle Ireland Day 2 Done.” verder
Finally we could start the Battle after a year of preparing on a very nice day! After checking 60 boats and answering some questions of the participants we could start at 9 am. Some boats are so big that we really need extra time to check all compartments and bags but… all good 😊
This year they had to make a photo of their catch and a small video after to check the length again. It is pretty simple but still a few with the fish with the belly on the wrong side or missing the day card proof…no score! We know its not nice when your fish doesnt count but if we say yes to one mistake we have to accept all mistakes…..
Nico en Herman had section C but it looks like they are scared for me or so haha almost no fishermen till maybe 2 pm. Lucky enough to see some teams catching fish and made a few photos of them. But in general the most teams had problems to catch their fish today in a westerly wind!
Weather for tomorrow looks like the same but hopefully more feeding fish and more bigger ones.
Below the results of day 1 which looks good when you are in the top 3 but that can change quickly tomorrow 😊
Ja, ja… 3e week september en eindelijk is het weer zover. De Predator Battle Ireland gaat plaatsvinden. Laatste tijd komen er meer en meer wedstrijden in de media maar deze is dan specifiek voor mezelf en voor velen anderen apart. Deze wedstrijd vindt plaats in Ireland, op het machtige Lough Derg.
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?