Angling guides Paul Bourke, Herman Molenaar and Herman Molenaar and Pierre Monjarret all had really exciting fishing att he end of December and the run of good luck has continued to provide big fish so far this year.

On 30 December Paul Bourke landed his biggest pike of the season with Pierre Montjarret
On 30 December Paul Bourke landed his biggest pike of the season with Pierre Montjarret and wins our Catch of the Week


Pierre did particularly well at the end of the year as the 100th 1m+ pike of the year was brought to the boat. The lucky angler was fellow guide Paul Bourke. His fish was caught on the troll and when measured the pike came in at 116cm, proving to be Paul’s biggest of the year and is our Catch of the Week. Staying with personal records Paul was out on St. Stephen’s Day with Franic who has fished for 3 years with Paul. Franic also caught his biggest of the year and what turned out to be his personal best, a fine pike of 101cm.

A personal Best for Franic – 101cm pike

Pierre got 2015 off to a great start by catching his first 1m plus pike on Sunday but Hermann Molenaar, who also reported some great pike fishing on the lake at the end of the year, was even quicker out of the blocks when it came to recording a 1m plus pike in 2015.

Giving himself a day to recover from the New Year celebrations, Hermann waited for 02 January to get the first 1m plus pike for his clients in the boat

Hermann had his first big one of the year on 02 January. Hermann has continued to get amongst the big fish this week with 2 over 1m on Tuesday.

Pierre Monjarret had his first 1m plus pike of 2015 on Sunday

You can keep up-to-date with all the adventures on Lough Derg in 2015 right here on and on Facebook too.

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Irish Fishing Tours

Irish Fishing Tours provides customised fishing holidays based in the picturesque harbour village of Garrykennedy on the shores of Lough Derg. Our comprehensive fishing trips include a guiding service, boat and tackle hire and food and accommodation. Choose from our list of existing fishing holidays or contact us to tailor one to your specific requirements. Airport transfers can be arranged on request.

Address: GarryKennedy, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 1953554  or +353 (87) 7454128
Email: [email protected] Web:


Herman Molenaar offers guided pike fishing on Lough Derg. Specialises in the Dutch market. Boat hire, tackle shop and accommodation also available.

Address: FisHerman, Main Street, Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)87 985 74 91
Email: [email protected] Web:

Pierre Monjarret

Pierre Monjarret moved to Ireland in 2007 to pursue his dream as a guide. It is now many years since he cast his first line on Lough Derg. Throughout that time his passion for this lake has never faded, always something new to learn, new techniques to develop and challenges that remind you why you love catching big fish!

Address: Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)87 215 83 37