Damien Culliney of Anglers Paradise welcomed his good friend Chris Paris from Derry down for a day’s pike fishing on Lough Derg this week. The morning started off tough with an easterly wind blowing and it really looked like it was going to be a tough day on the water!
The pair were fishing with both lure and fly and by lunchtime they had managed to land two fish – both in the 90cm+ range – things were looking up it seemed! However, fishing can be hard to predict and things went very quiet again for a few hours as the pair fished on without a touch.
Then, as the clock closed in on 3pm, there was a fantastic feeding spell and in the space of 20 mins of fishing they landed three fish over the metre, the best of them going to 108 cm. Persistence paid off and what looked like one of those really tough days on the water ended up being a great day on the Great Lough Derg.
Chris will be giving a talk on fly fishing ‘Down Under’ at the Irish Fly Fair in Enniskillen on the 18th and 19th of November, his book THE FISH OF A LIFETIME has recently been published on Amazon.
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Anglers Paradise Ireland is owned and managed by Damien Culliney, a well known angler and chef in the Clare region and a man passionate about the inland waterways and natural history of County Clare. At Angler’s Paradise, we love the thrill of Game fishing and Pike fishing in equal measure and can take our clients to some of Europe’s most unspoilt rivers and lakes in search of trophy predators and the realisation of their angling dreams.