Up and Coming Fisherman on Lough Derg

Report by Ellen O’Sullivan

11 year old Thomas Bigot with a terrific pike of 1.24 metres estimated at 28 lb. + on Lough Derg

Thomas Bigot (11 years) is taking fishing in his stride in Lough Derg. Always out and about with his tackle and lures trying to catch his ultimate Pike. Last Sunday, 28th May, this dream came true when he landed an incredible pike measuring 1m 24cm.

Under the guidance of Pierre Monjarret  who is a french fishing guide on Lough Derg, Thomas felt a pull on his line, as the fight ensued he began to realise that this was no ordinary fish. This was a personal record for Thomas which was so heavy he had to sit down to pose for a picture.  For such a young fisherman you can tell he has a bright future in fishing ahead.

His father Jean-Louis Bigot, a french fishing tour operator on Lough Derg for the past 20 years was beaming with pride as he relayed his fishing story that evening.  Web:  www.pecheirlande.com &  Mobile at: 00 353 (0)87 6412658

PS.  The pike was carefully put back alive to the water shortly after the photos were taken, (P. Bourke)