There was great fishing on Lough Derg last week. Jerome, fishing with Paul Bourke of Ireland Angling Tours, had an exciting couple of days pike fishing bringing 20 really good fish to the boat.

20 pike over 2 days for Jerome last week
20 pike over 2 days for Jerome last week

The good fishing continued over the weekend. One angler fishing with TJ’s Angling Centre had 13 fish with the biggest just hitting the 1m mark. Best of the fishing was in the morning during the heavy rain. TJ’s anglers continued to get good fish in the early part of this week as pike to 94cm were landed.

13 pike to 100cm were caught by this lucky angler on Saturday
13 pike to 100cm were caught by this lucky angler on Saturday

Paul Bourke and Co also continued to get lots of good this this week. Amongst the lucky anglers was Christian who had his 3rd pike over 1m (this trip) yesterday.

Christian with his 3 100cm plus pike of the week
Christian with his 3 100cm plus pike of the week

Anglers fishing with Pierre Monjarret had lots of 100cm plus pike in the last few days.  Luca Foroni and Claudio Giagnoni 15 pike earlier this week.  The  best ones were 93cm,  96cm, 96cm, 99cm, 99.5cm 103cm 105 and 108cm. On Friday Andrea had two excellent fish in the morning -106cm and  108.5cm. Both put up super fights. The previous week anglers Diego and Matteo had 8 pike over 1m, the biggest making 115cm!

Herman and Rob
Herman and Rob

Hermann Molenaar believes that no holiday in Ireland is complete without a fishing trip. Kira and Rob Bö through so to and took the change to chase pike on Derg. Kira got her first pike ever, screaming in delight and excitement! The couple landed 6 fish and lost a few good fish which ran at full speed into the weed beds and escaped.

Kira's first pike
Kira’s first pike

Go fishing…

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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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


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:

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