Campbell’s catch to remember wraps up Pikers trophy

Portadown Pikers vice-secretary Jill Quinn with the final three anglers at the club junior competition. From left to right are Jessie Trimble (third), Jessica Campbell (first) and Ben Russell (second). Pics by Noel Quinn.

Portadown Pikers vice-secretary Jill Quinn with the final three anglers at the club junior competition. From left to right are Jessie Trimble (third), Jessica Campbell (first) and Ben Russell (second). Pics by Noel Quinn.

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Five-year-old Jessica Campbell landed a 13lb 12oz catch to claim top spot in the Portadown Pikers junior competition.

Ben Russell and Jessie Trimble were next in line with weights of, respectively, 2lb 12oz and 1lb 10oz, to complete the top three.

The junior section anglers enjoyed a barbecue lunch as part of the popular event.

Portadown Pikers’ next event - the annual open pike competition - will run on Sunday in Loughgall Country Park.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from Noel Quinn via 07916327468 or e-mail noelquinnhgv1@hotmail.com or at Procastangling Armagh and Lurgan’s Loughview Angling Centre.

The prize purse will include a trophy and £250.