German born Bodo Funke 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.

Guiding boat
Mirrocraft 1760 Aggressor, which can comfortably accommodate up to three guests. On-board equipment includes: A large casting deck, swivel chairs, Humminbird Solix 12 Mega+ SI echosounder/plotter, MinnKota Terrova trolling motor, Yamaha 50hp outboard, quality tackle for his guests, …

Accommodation
Along with his wife Tina, Bodo also runs a Bed & Breakfast, especially for Angling guests. Here they can comfortably accommodate anglers and groups up to 6 persons. Along with comfortable en-suite bedrooms, guests can enjoy the use of a guest lounge with open fire, a dining room and a patio area outside.

Bodo offers a complete package for his guests, which can include some or all of the following:
– Airport pick-up/ drop-off
– Accommodation in their own B&B
– Packed Lunches
– Pre-booked evening meals in local Pub/Restaurant
– 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!