Best of 5 fish for father and son team Jess Johnson and Sirius from Germany
Best of 5 pike for father and son team Jess Johnson and Sirius from Germany fishing on Monday 10 October with TJ’s Angling Centre

Winter pike fishing is only a couple of weeks away but lures are stilling pulling big fish at lots of venues. Lough Derg is no exception and Pierre Montjarret tells us there were super pike to 110cm on Saturday for Jeff. A pig shad in blue pearl fished with slow retrieve close to the bottom was the best tactic. There were also a couple of good fish caught by anglers fishing with TJ’s Angling Centre.

A good on for the TJ's anglers on Saturday
A good on for the TJ’s anglers on Saturday

The next morning Pierre and his clients found the fishing slow going and then suddenly  the fish started taking all at once and they had five pike in a row, 2 of 95cm and 3 over the 100cm mark.

100cm plus pike caught with Pierre
100cm plus pike caught with Pierre
And another 100cm pike!
And another 100cm pike!

Go fishing…

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:

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

Black Bay Lodge

BlackBay Lodge overlooks Lough Derg,  is located in a strategic position close to several fishing spots having different types of water and environmental conditions. We look after our guests during his daily activities: from the selection of the most appropriate lure to the accurate teaching of precise techniques.

BlackBay Fishing Lodge, Co. Clare, Ireland
Mail [email protected]
Phone +39 342 8015973 or +353 (87) 711 4081


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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