Didier Martin with a fine pike of 118 cms from the Castle River (Erne) near Killeshandra

I want to introduce myself, my name is Didier and I’m a French fishing guide at Castle Hamilton, Killeshandra, Co Cavan, Ireland and I just like to show you my latest fish – a lovely 118 cm pike I caught the lure surface in the Castle River close to Castle Hamilton in the last week. The two anglers who were with me took a quick photo and remarked that the Pike jumped five feet during the fight to the boat.  They believe that the images will be engraved forever in their memories.  After having admired the beautiful fish, it was quickly returned to it’s natural habitat.   In the meantime, who knows another fisherman as lucky as me, can treasure such a fish.   I hope I can complete photo album with more big pike ! I hope so to tell you very soon with new photos on the Website: http://www.hebergement-peche-irlande.com/

Didier Martin

Please note that Didier’s pike is probably weighing around 25 lb. (near 12 kgs.) at the moment but next February before spawning, this fish could be 30 lb. circa 14 kgs ! (Paul Bourke)

Contact details: Alan and Audrey Kells, Castlehamilton, Killeshandra, Co Cavan Tel: 00 353. (0) 87.2075013; Email: [email protected] for the best self catering accommodation, or with food provided.  Other services include boat and engines to explore the wonderful fishing in the Lough Oughter complex of Lakes include full guided fishing if required.  Full details on the website of many fishing and holiday options at  http://www.castlehamilton.com/

Pike Fishing Guide and also for Trout and Salmon: Didier Martin: Phone: 00 33 (0), email: [email protected] Fly fishing for pike from Belly boat a specialty.

Alan Kells



Co. Cavan


Mobile: +353 (0)87 2075013