TJ, of TJ’s angling, reports that the pike were hitting the lures hard over the weekend and his clients from Dublin and France enjoyed some good fishing.

Gatan and Robin from the French Alps
Gatan and Robin from the French Alps enjoyed catching some beautifully marked pike

Paul Bourke, Irish Fishing Tours, also reports good fishing at the weekend. He tells us the pike are patrolling and hunting the weedbeds and the fishing can be hectic, between father son grudge matches and PB breakers. Ona eangler, Massimo, broke his PB three times on Monday.

PB beating pike with Paul Bourke

Yesterday Cedric Charpentier, Peche Irlande Passion, was out with Wilfried who had 2 fish over 1m for and a new PB of 114cm fishing a 4d trout 17cm in deep water. On Monday there were another 2 fish over 1m; 103cm and 105cm . Again a big trout lure did the job, trolling and  casting in deep water.

PB broken 1 after the other for Bruno

Pierre Montjarret and the guys at BlackBay Lodge also had some serious fishing in the last week with some hard strikes on the lures. Fish to over a meter and weighing as much as 11kg were boated. It wasn’t always easy but all the anglers from Sweden had a ball.

Swedish anglers on Derg
Swedish anglers fished with with Nicoli and Pierre on Derg

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