Emma Stanely has all the pike news from the Lower Shannon area…
29 August: Holiday season is well under way and the Lough Derg area is still fishing extremely well with large numbers of pike anglers descending on Lough Derg on Sunday the 27th of August. All the usual areas are fishing well regards Pike fishing especially Lough Derg and the area has been receiving high praise from both local and visiting Anglers to the area. Weights being caught are varying from 15lbs to 28lbs caught. The area is seeing a good range of visitors from many parts of Ireland and Europe at the moment. Pike fishing is certainly proving to be popular at the moment as the resource is abundant
21 August: Fishing has remaining good in and around Lough Derg. Weights caught are ranging from 15lbs to 23lbs. Two German anglers reported catches of up to 50 Pike during last week with sizes varying from 15lbs to 23lbs and reported that they come to Lough Derg regularly to Pike fish as they believe it is one of the best lakes in Europe for Pike.
“Take only memories, leave only footprints”
It has been both reported to and noted by Birr staff that significant littering is taking place in some areas in the Lower Shannon region in recent weeks. We would kindly ask all who use the water courses to bring home their rubbish or use bins provided.
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.
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.
Tel: +353 (0)87 1953554
Peche Irlande Passion
Cedric Charpentier offers some of the best fishing pike fishing holidays available in the Shannon area. Concentrating on Lough Derg he has boats and accommodation available. With over 10 years experience he is sure to organise an unforgettable angling holiday.
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!
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.