The Predator Tour on Lough Derg finished last week. Congratulations to winners Bartosz Schoen and Krzysztof Sibiga who’s winning catch was 4 pike, 3 perch and 1 trout with a total length of 501.5 cm.

Local guide Pierre Montjarret was third in the competition and would have wished to have some of the fishing he had in the last couple of days during the event…

Another pike over 100cm in the boat for Pierre and his clients

30/09/15: Crazy day today! 11 fish over 90 cm and 3 over 1 meter including a new PB for Jean-Marc of 111cm and another big one for Stephane 107cm happy days for my group !!! We also had good action on Tuesday when Stephane caught his PB of 109.5cm on wolf tail. What a fight!

Paul Bourke of Iris Fishing Tours was also out yesterday and he found the big fish to very cautious, being content to follow but not strike the lures. A change to a Hard Eel in golden ambulance was the only colour that worked on the day.

Over the weekend French and Irish anglers fishing with TJs Angling Centre enjoyed the glorious weather on Lough Derg whiole catching some decent pike. French angler Jerome was particularly happy with his new PB of 90cm.

A nice fish for Jerome from France - a personal best of 90cm. Bravo Jerome
A nice fish for Jerome from France – a personal best of 90cm. Bravo Jerome

One of the biggest pike reprorted from the lake in the last couple of weeks was caught by René van Vegten. Fishing with Hermann Molenaar, René had a super pike of 112cm.

Go Fishing…

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

TJ’s Angling centre

TJ’s Angling centre arranges trips and offers support to anglers visiting the Lough Derg area.  All our guides are local anglers with a detailed knowledge of Lough Derg and its surrounds. All equipment needed can be supplied or if you prefer to use your own, our guides will be happy to offer advice on methods and baits to use, full or half day trips are available, contact us for prices and available dates.

Telephone: +353 (0)87 8108225
E-mail: [email protected] Website:


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:

Irish Fishing Tours

Our comprehensive packages include a guiding service, boat and tackle hire, food and accommodation. Using our local knowledge, we have carefully selected a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
Paul Bourke 087 1953554

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