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Big pike being met on Lough Derg

February 6th, 2018 | by

Damien Culliney of Anglers Paradise Ireland had some great fishing on Lough Derg at the weekend with his clients David Dunne and Chris Barry. The fishing has not been too bad recently and on each of his last 3 trips Damien has had pike to well over the 100cm mark on board his boat. That said, it’s still early in the year and they got their better fish in deep water.

Trolling from Damien’s specially ordered Marcraft 535 Commander produced their first fish of the day a smashing 101cm pike that fell to David’s rod. The lure that accounted for the fish got just about everything on the day; a Big Daddy Bondy lure.

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David Dunne, Cork, with his 101cm pike

On Saturday there was no shortage of wind and rain on the lake, but the fishing got steadily better as the day progressed. The boat’s fast 115HP Suzuki engine made getting around the lake a quick and comfortable experience for the anglers. Fishing from different makrs the pair had a few more decent doubles on both the troll and casting from the boat but there were plenty of jacks amongst the catches too.

They finished with a last troll and once again over a deeper water mark hit another serious fish. This time the honours fell to Chris and he landed a huge 113cm pike and our Catch of the Week.

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Chirs Barry, Meath, with his 113cm pike – Catch of the Week

Only a handful of other anglers were seen on the lake and it did not look like everyone was getting amongst the bigger fish. While the pike seemed to be gearing up for spawning in Damien’s opinion, it’s still a bit early in the season and his advice is to take each day as it comes. With the right conditions you can have great sport with some real monsters.

Go fishing…

Anglers Paradise Ireland

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Anglers Paradise Ireland is owned and managed by Damien Culliney, a well known angler and chef in the Clare region and a man passionate about the inland waterways and natural history of County Clare. At Angler’s Paradise, we love the thrill of Game fishing and Pike fishing in equal measure and can take our clients to some of Europe’s most unspoilt rivers and lakes in search of trophy predators and the realisation of their angling dreams.

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