Angling: Andrews cops whopping pike.
PIKE are flourishing in Ireland's rich waters and the likes of the River Shannon could quickly become a Mecca for UK enthusiasts.
Typically, Southport's Bob Andrews went along to the Shannon at Meelick, near Banagher, planning to catch a netful of roach and hybrids but was pestered by big fat pike.
Each time Bob - a retired Merseyside Police sergeant - or his pals hooked a roach and reeled it towards the bank it became a Kamikaze affair as the large predators attacked.
Taking advantage of the situation Bob made three casts into his swim with a dead roach as bait and almost immediately on each occasion caught a pike weighing between 141b 7oz and 181b 8oz!
TOP CATCH: Bob Andrews with his pike