There have been loads of exciting pike fishing reports from Lough Derg recently. Not even the bright sun of the last few days has put a stop to the exceptional catches. Pierre Monjarrate is seeing catches of as many as 5 fish over 1m on the better days and seems to be getting about 2 every day he is out. TJ’s anglers are also getting some fabulous looking fish – particularly his husband and wife anglers.

Catch and release
A big fly caught pike is released #CPRsavesfish

Pike have been taking the lures right by the boat for Paul Bourke and some pretty big big fish have turned up for his anglers too. The boys in Black Bay Angling have had some great pike on fly, proving that Lough Derg is by no means just a lure lake. While over on the Tipperary side Cedric Charpentier had some lovely meter beaters in the almost tropical conditions.

A lively pike jumps during the fight – Cedric Charpentier


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]

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
Tel: +353 (0)87 1953554

Web: Email: [email protected]

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.

Mobile: +353(0)86 22 10 900
E-mail : [email protected]

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