Greg Latour of Tir na Spideog reports on his French guests’ angling adventure on Lough Allua…
We had 2 personal bests beaten by my French guests from Brittany on Lough Allua. On their guided trip they caught a total of 6 pike. The biggest pike measured 104cm and there was another over the meter at 103cm. We also had a really good 97cm pike plus a an 84cm fish. After that it was 75cm and lastly a 65cm Jack.
In the also rans we had a 110cm Grandma spit out the rubber shad right beside the boat and we met at least another 10 pike that didn’t take the lures properly.
Although the water temperature is still at 17ºC, pike on Lough Allua seem to be gearing up for the winter.
Tir na Spideog
Tir na Spideoga Fishing Lodge is situated on the shores of Lough Allua, about 5km from Inchigeelagh Village, overlooking a narrow but long water system, also called the ‘ Inchigeelagh lakes’. Lough Allua ranks amongst the top pike fishing waters of Ireland, regularly producing pike of 20 and 30 lbs. and still it is one of the least known pike venues on the island .
A guided day on the lake for 2 anglers costs as little as €80 – plus €40 for the boat hire. No permit is required
Tir na Spideog,
County Cork, Ireland.
Telephone: +353 (0)26 47151