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A pike fishing holiday in Ireland offers you a great chance of catching those famous hard fighting Irish pike. Lough Derg is one of the best pike lakes in Ireland and renowned for it's big pike. We offer accommodation, boat hire and guiding by an experienced fishing guide.

Pike Fishing on Lough Derg

Our location is unique, because you are staying in the beautiful historic town of Killaloe. Our fishing boats are moored in the river Shannon in the middle of the town. It only takes 5 minutes to get from the mooring to the lake. Of course you can fish the river Shannon as well!

Lough Derg is a big lake with clear water, reeds, many islands and nice weed beds! There are good numbers of big pike in the lake as well as perch, roach, trout and a few other species. The scenery around the lake is beautiful and the hills on both sides offer protection in the most common wind directions.

The river Shannon flows through Killaloe/ Ballina
The Fishing Boats
Plenty of water!
Fishing on Lough Derg

My name is Ferdinand Heijerman and I am originally from The Netherlands. Since 1988 I have fished on many lakes in Ireland including Lough Derg. During these fishing trips I fell in love with the fishing, the beautiful scenery and the friendly Irish people. My favourite lake to fish during these holiday trips was and still is Lough Derg. In 1995 my wife and myself decided to move to Ireland and since than I am doing what I love: trying to provide you with an unforgettable and successful fishing holiday!

Ferdinand Heijerman

As a professional fishing guide I can take you out on my own fast boat and show you the best areas. I will do everything possible to let you catch fish. I offer a unique catch guarantee when I am guiding (see: Boats&Guiding).

I am one of the few fully licensed guides on Lough Derg with a Commercial Operating License provided by Waterways Ireland.


A fishing holiday to Ireland is not expensive:

  • 1 week Bed & Breakfast + lunch and including a fully equipped aluminium fishing boat: €614 per person sharing

  • 1 week in a holiday home (based on 4 anglers including 2 fully equipped fishing boats: from €375 per person*

   *Depending of the type of holiday home and the dates

No fishing licence is required on Lough Derg and the river Shannon, fishing is free! Fishing is catch&release only!!

Flights to Ireland are available from €80 for a return flight from most countries in Europe. See Pricing&travel info for more details.

3 times winner of the European Pike Challenge

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