Greg Latour of Tir na Spideog reports on the pike fishing on Lough Allua…
28 April: A rough north-westerly with heavy showers made it a bit of a challenge for my Dutch clients on Lough Allua today. After a few fruitless runs, we hooked into the 1st pike of the day at 4.00pm, followed by 2 more pike to make it 3 pike of 70 to 80 cm in 30 minutes.
On their 1st ever pike fishing day they learned that at times you need a lot of patience. The photo shows a heavily marked pike with a shredded tail , a sure sign that the spawning is done .
Tir na Spideog
Tir na Spideoga Fishing Lodge is situated on the shores of Lough Allua, about 5km from Inchigeelagh Village, overlooking a narrow but long water system, also called the ‘ Inchigeelagh lakes’. Lough Allua ranks amongst the top pike fishing waters of Ireland, regularly producing pike of 20 and 30 lbs. and still it is one of the least known pike venues on the island .
Boats and engines including petrol can be rented at €35 a day and no permit is required
Tir na Spideog,
County Cork, Ireland.
Telephone: +353 (0)26 47151