German born Bodo Funke (Angling Services Ireland) has fished in Irish waters as man and boy since the 1980s, since those early days he has developed his love for Ireland and it’s fanatstic fishing opportunities.
He made his permanent home in the town of Boyle, Co. Roscommon in 1999. Although he is an avid all-round angler, his biggest passion is fishing for pike and equally important to him is the conservation of this species and their habitat.
Of course he also fishes and guides for other species, including Brown trout, perch, and occasionally a trip to the sea is also possible.
Bodo established his Guide service, Angling Services Ireland, in 2001 and ever since he has been working hard to improve his services for his guests.
In 2011 he purchased a Mirrocraft Guide boat which can comfortably accommodate up to three guests along with himself. On-board equipment includes: A large casting deck, swivel chairs, Lowrance HDS echosounder/plotter, MinnKota bow- and stern-drive motors, Yamaha 50hp outboard, quality tackle for his guests, …
Along with guided fishing tours, Bodo offers a complete package for his guests, which can include some or all of the following:
- Airport pick-up/ drop-off
- Accommodation with our partners in Boyle and surrounding area
- Packed Lunches
- Pre-booked evening meals in local Pub/Restaurant
- Collecting guests at the B&B every morning
- Guided fishing on the best local waters & spots
- Fishing tackle for sale and rent
Bodo and his team will always strive to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons, and most of all he will put you on the fish!