Terryglass Angling & Conservation Club held their June Pike Competition at the weekend. Despite the very strong wind conditions there was a good turn out with most boats fishing up the River Shannon in calmer conditions. There were only 4 pike of any size caught which was a bit disappointing for this time of the year.
Seamus Murphy continued his run of luck and succeeded in taking 1st prize with an 86cm, and Jason Molloy took 2nd with 70cm, and Mark Harding took 3rd with 68cm. This was their first Competition using their new aluminium measuring boards, with the printing done by Nenagh Guardian Print. Prizes were kindly sponsored by Miread Tierney, Paddys Bar, Terryglass who also provided hot food and sandwiches during the evenings “Après Angling”.
Down the lake Paul Bourke had better fishing and managed to get Owen on to some good fish on Friday. Saturday proved better. One angler in the group broke his PB twice twice. The pike ranged from were 103cm, 101 cm, 93 cm to 91 cm. And some smaller ones too. Casting in small bays full of weed and lilly pads worked best on the day.
French guide Pierre Monjarret also had good fishing over the weekend particularly on Sunday and Monday of this week.
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Pierre Monjarret moved to Ireland in 2007 to pursue his dream as a guide and began working with Jean-Louis Bigot (pecheirlande.com) on the glorious Lough Derg. It is now 7 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!