cottages look down onto the Derryhick Lake with easy access to a safe
The Derryhick lake is the ideal place to go pike fishing in Mayo yet
relatively unknown. It is sheltered and re-stocked every winter by the
NWRFB with pike taken out of the nearby Loughs Conn and Cullen. This to protect
the wild trout and Salmon stocks in these larger lakes. The Derryhick lake also holds good stocks of Roach, Perch and Eel. It's reputation
is growing and so far we have welcomed in our cottages fishermen from
France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland
and the UK. Many are returning and recommend the Pike fishing possibilities
to their friends.
The Derryhick Lake is a small lake of 31 Hectares (75 acres) with
a maximum depth of 14.5 meters (50 feet) There is good fishing from
the shores and we have a 19 ft lakeboat available for those who want
to explore the whole lake. You can hire our boat with or without engine.
Even from the shores pike larger than 1 metre (3 feet) are often caught.
Four to five pike per person per day is not unusual. Pike is caught
on lures, dead beat, spinners and even on the fly.
We are not far from the lakes Conn and Cullen, which are ideal for Trout and salmon, but also large pike. These lakes are connected to the world famous river Moy. For the sea-angler, we can arrange boattrips from Westport, Achill & Killala, or can advise you of shore-fishing.
See on this page
some pictures of fishermen and their catch. They all stayed at our
cottages and caught these pike in the Derryhick lake. The Derryhick
Lake also has a large population of Perch, freshwater eel and roach
and even some large trout have been caught.
Tackle shops are available in Castlebar, Westport and Ballina, but
we would especially recommend Tiernan Brothers in Foxford. Some of their products you can buy direct from us, see our page "Tackleshop". Their website is http://www.themoy.com.
If you want to book a day with a guide, we recommend Ken Hall aan,
his website is: http://www.mayoangling.comThe
largest pike ever caught in the Derryhick lake weighted 15.88 kg (35