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Great pike fishing on Derg for Predator Battle

September 27th, 2017 | by

Pike Fishing has remained busy on the lake this week with visitors continuing to descend from the continent.  Emma Stanley tells us that Sunday the 24th was a particularly busy day on Lough Derg and a broad range of national and international Pike Anglers were present.  One French group reported catches of up to 34lbs on Saturday the 23rd of September around the Shannonbridge area.

Cedric Charpentier and one of his clients enjoying some Pike fishing on lough Derg recently (Cedric Charpentier, 2017).

Cedric Charpentier and one of his clients enjoying some Pike fishing on lough Derg recently (Cedric Charpentier, 2017).

Herman Molenaar’s competition was a huge success during the past week with plenty of prizes for participants on offer.  The lake was a very busy place over the past week with 25 boats taking part in the competition.  Each both held a team of two participants and by all accounts everyone that took part had a very enjoyable few days.

Winners of the Predator Battle standing with their prize (Predator Battle, 2017)

Winners of the Predator Battle standing with their prize (Predator Battle, 2017)

Huge congratulations to Igor Klosowki and Rafal Pelc originally from Poland but living in Ireland on winning first prize of an Aluma Craft Boat and trailer.

Predator Battle results from Lough Derg competition (Predator Battle, 2017)

Predator Battle results from Lough Derg competition (Predator Battle, 2017)

Bio Security: As always, we would kindly ask all who use Irelands watercourses to please use appropriate biosecurity measures for themselves so to help prevent the spread of invasive species in and out of the water.

Water Safety: It has been noted by Birr staff that there are a number of Anglers fishing from boats and on banks / stands where there is deep water who are not using adequate flotation devises.  We would kindly like to remind all about the importance of Life Jackets as they really do save lives. Adequate Flotation devices should be worn at all times and it especially sets a template regards water safety where younger Anglers are present.  It’s fantastic to see the range of ages fishing on the rivers and lake of the Lower Shannon River Basin District at the moment and there’s a promising new generation of Anglers starting to emerge.  However, the importance of water safety is something everyone needs to be aware of.

 “Take only memories, leave only footprints”.  As always, The Birr staff would like to ask all who are using the water courses in the area to be mindful of littering and to please use bins provided or take home their rubbish.


This post is in: Lough Derg, Pike fishing reports, River Shannon