Damien Culliney of Anglers Paradise showed an American angler what pike fishing in Ireland is all about…

Chris from America was out with me for some fishing on Lough Derg at the weekend. He had never caught a pike before. So the goal was too catch his first Irish pike. We decided too hit the famous Lough Derg. Fishing started off hard. We casted a few of the bays but the pike were not having it so we took our lunch while trolling the deeper water. We were not trolling 10 minutes when the rod tip swung round and we were in.

Chris took the rod and was immediately bent into his first Irish pike which ended up being a 27lb, 114 cm beautiful Irish pike. Talk about setting the goals high, his first fish and a PB he might never beat anywhere else in the world. We had plenty more fish over the meter mark and some good perch. That was the biggest pike of the session, but he has an eye on going one better and is already planning to come over again in September for round 2.

Go fishing…

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