Boat delivery to the winners of Predator Battle Ireland 2020

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”

FisHerman Pike Fishing Holidays. www.fisherman.nl

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Warmest regards from Ireland.
Herman Molenaar
www.fisherman.nl
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Winners Predator Battle Ireland 2020 Krzysztof Sibiga & Daniel Nesbitt

The winners of the Predator Battle Ireland 2020  Krzysztof Sibiga & Daniel Nesbitt! They won the high quality boat with trailer “Alumacraft Escape 165 tiller with a 50 HP Suzuki Four stroke ” on a “Kalf boat trailer” They can bring back home a hell of a 1st Prize congratulations guys, great fishing! Lees “Winners Predator Battle Ireland 2020 Krzysztof Sibiga & Daniel Nesbitt” verder

Predator Battle Ireland day 3 the final day!

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 a small pep talk to the teams that the fight is not over yet so after some screaming we left to the starting point to kick off ….full speed. Lees “Predator Battle Ireland day 3 the final day!” verder

Predator Battle Ireland day 2 was a windy one!

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?

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Predator Battle Ireland day 1 done.

All teams on time this morning so all full in the focus! After some boat checks and making the first photos of the team we left Killaloe harbour direction Lough Derg.

Covis rules, no team walking around.
Covid-19 rules, no team walking around.
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Nico en Frans, Predator Battle Ireland 2020 deel 2.

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.

Tekst en foto’s: Nico Molkens en Frans Oomen

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Sign up Predator Battle Ireland 2020.

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?

Of course all teams hope to win the 1st Prize below a dream boat for many!

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.

So for all paricipants streamers from Big Streamers Netherlands.

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!

Parts of Lough Derg.

 

Predator Battle Ireland 2020….it will happen!

Yes that’s what we all hope and so far so good, and we will know when it is all done! Competition days 21, 22 and 23 September…..all outside.

Loads of changes of course, no team meeting inside with slideshow, food, beer and more beer while meeting new and old friends. Shaking hands, hugging, high fives etc.  not going to happen. Lees “Predator Battle Ireland 2020….it will happen!” verder

Predator Battle Ireland 2020, deel 1: the journey begins.

Eindelijk is het weer zo ver: de Predator Batlle in Ierland georganiseerd door Fisherman www.fisherman.nl zal volgende week weer plaatsvinden. Volg Predator Battle Ireland via  www.facebook.com/PredatorBattleIreland

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Predator Battle Ireland 2019. Look back at the Prize giving evening.

Predator Battle Ireland. Look back at the Prize giving evening with loads of sponsor prizes.

Prize giving evening
Prize giving evening
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