TJ O’Brien from TJ’s Tackle shop and Angling Centre in Ballina, Co. Tipperary reports on the pike fishing on Lough Derg…

Tourist Sophie from Lyon in France had 3 lovely fish, this one pictured was  her  PB. of 107cm. Caught on a very small (9.5cm ) Savage gear soft 4play fitted with the lip skull.

A great fish for Sophie
A great fish for Sophie

TJ O’Brien
TJ’s Tackle shop and Angling Centre

Go fishing…

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:


Guide Paul Bourke from Irish Fishing Tours had some superb pike this week on jerk bait on Lough Derg.  With lenghts of 105 cms, 102 cms, 100 cms and 3 over 90 on Friday last while on Saturday the Jerkster stuck again with a cracking pike up to 23lbs.

Paul Bourke - Jerkster

Angling guides Herman Molenaar and Pierre Monjarret also had some excellent fishing on Lough Derg.  Herman tried out some  fluorocarbon traces and caught some nice jacks. Pierre had some heavy weights while fishing with clients. Check out their pages on the links below.

Go Fishing…

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 moved to Ireland in 2007 to pursue his dream as a guide and began working with Jean-Louis Bigot ( 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!

Address: FisHerman, Main Street, Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)87 6412658
Email: [email protected] Web: