Reporting from our Limerick office, Ken O’Neill tell us that pike angling is going well on most of the East Clare lakes at the moment.  As well as the local anglers there has has been a lot of Tourist angling in the are over the past week.

Mr David Halligan from Limerick with a fine Pike on Lough Derg
Mr David Halligan from Limerick with a fine Pike on Lough Derg

Small Pike are generally being caught in the east Clare Lakes, however, there was a 77cm pike caught on Saturday which was carefully released – before the camera was sorted out!

- Anglers landing a pike on Lough Derg last Sunday.
– Anglers landing a pike on Lough Derg last Sunday.

Just like on Lough Derg, the dead baits, such as mackerel, and a mix of hard and soft lures are all proving successful. Angling guides Pierre Monjarret and Paul Bourke are getting some great 1m plus fish recently and they expect the fishing to really take off once the water warms up a little more.

Go Fishing…

TJ’s Angling centre

Father and son team Dominique and Julien Klinowski managed to tempt this lady with a Buster Jerk from Strike Pro on 11 April. Fish was 1m.11cm in length and weighed in at 26lb 5 ozs

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
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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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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: Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)87 6412658
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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
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