German anglers Peter and Michaela from Munich enjoyed a great fishing holiday on Lough Muckno recently. The pair had some fine pike, their biggest measuring 108 cm and estimated to weigh in at 21lb.

A pike comes to the boat
A pike comes to the boat

They concentrated on only trolling and did particularly well around White Island. Peter and Michaela ot only enjoyed good fishing but were also treated to beautiful weather conditions, sunny and warm – almost no rain.

Peter with the biggest pike of the holiday
Peter with the biggest pike of the holiday

Of course the sunny weather effected the fishing and the first day’s  pike weren’t very active, but during the last days of their stay the fish fed aggressively all through the day.

In Germany fish aren’t measured by weight but by length and the biggest ones they caught were 92cm, 95cm, 96cm, 98cm, 100cm, 102cm, 108cm.

Peter and Michaela stayed and Alice’s Loft and Cottages in Castleblaney and

Go fishing…

Lough Muckno is located off the N2 on the eastern side of Castleblaney and is the largest lake in the area. It covers an area of circa 325 hectares with depths to 20m. There are a number of excellent shore fishing locations on this lake which can be readily accessed by pike anglers. The main pike fishing locations including White Island, Black and Yellow Island, South Lodge and Toome Point. This lake holds excellent stocks of small to medium sized pike with many fish in excess 20lbs being taken every year. This fantastic water has also produced a number of fish over 30lbs.

Fishing Package

Alices Loft and Cottages have a special fishing package

  • Stay Any 7 Nights B&B for €25 pp per night (Based on 6-8 Sharing)
  • Courtersy Car Available Each Night
  • 17ft Sheelin boat,engine and trailer available with every booking

For more information see

Michaela playing a pike
Michaela holds on tight as the pike fights hard