Predator Battle Ireland 2021 day 3 the final day!

Like every day we did the boat check on the river Shannon in the beautiful twin village Killaloe/Ballina.

Some nervous fishermen at the slipway in the morning or maybe just a life jacket test 😊

Every day I had a great help of Nico Molkens as steward, he couldn’t enter this year because his buddy Frans Oomen just had a fishing trip to Norway.

This morning we had already 16 teams with a full house and many needed only 1 or 2 fish. But they didn’t had a problem to do that because around 12.30 25 teams with a full house! And we ended up today with …..30 full houses 😊

Anyway so you work on it for one year and so it’s over….well not really over because we have to check the final results. See you next year on Lough Derg, thanks guys.

The results of today will be announced on the prize giving evening tomorrow the 23 of September! But just in short…it’s never easy….we have 2 teams with the same score and teams with only a small difference in length ….really small so we have to check the full house photos one by one of each team to be sure!

See you tomorrow at Flanagans, we start at 6pm or follow the top 3 winners live on out facebook page!

Who will be the new owner of the Alumacraft Escape 165 tiller with a 50 hp Suzuki and all this beauty on a Kalf boat trailer 😊

Follow the latest news on Facebook pagina Predator Battle Ireland.

Predator Battle Ireland is organized by Fisherman.

Greetings from Ireland,
Herman, Nico, Rene and Caroline.

Predator Battle Ireland Day 2 Done.

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

Predator Battle Ireland Day 1 done!

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 😊

Follow the latest news on Facebook pagina Predator Battle Ireland.

Predator Battle Ireland is organized by Fisherman.

Greetings from Ireland,
Herman, Nico, Rene and Caroline.

Predator Battle deel 1: Team meeting and Sign in!

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.

Tekst en foto’s: Nico Molkens en Herman Molenaar. Lees “Predator Battle deel 1: Team meeting and Sign in!” verder

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

Nico en Frans Predator Battle 2020 deel 3: Game On!


Hey… hier zijn we weer met een update van onze wedstrijd. Voorbije 3 dagen waren -zacht uitgedrukt- hectisch, daarom hadden we niet eerder de tijd om wat te schrijven.

Maandag morgen was het de start van de eerste dag. Herman had de nodige stewards geregeld om de bootcontrole strak te laten verlopen, en de sfeer was bij alle teams optimaal. Het is na de bootcontrole altijd leuk buurten met de andere teams, waar we intussen al veel gasten van kennen. Lees “Nico en Frans Predator Battle 2020 deel 3: Game On!” 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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