Birr Angling report – Pat McDonnell


Lough Derg :

Paul Burke and Danny Tiernan from had some excellent early season trout fishing on Lough Derg.  Trout ranging from 11lbs 8 ozs to 6 lbs have been caught by themselves and visiting anglers on a variety of lures from deep diving crank baits to dead roach fished close to the bottom .

Ron Gates, USA caught his first brown trout of 11 lbs 8 oz trolling lures.  Ron is a bass fisherman from New York State and competes in professional bass tournaments in the US.

Diego Scilia from Italy caught a 6 lbs 5 oz trout he caught jerk baiting for pike in Garrykennedy, Lough Derg.


Diego Scilia, Italy with another fine fish, this time a pike weighing 16lbs caught casting an X-Buster pike lure while on a fishing holiday on Lough Derg.

Diego caught another nice fish , a 16lbs pike he caught casting an X-BUSTER pike pattern lure.

All fish were returned alive to hopefully give another angler a chance at catching a big one.