Pike lakes

Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:05 pm

Hi all.

So been trying out a few lakes up around the Monaghan area but looking for a small lake (6-10 hectres) that have big pike up to 20lbs my biggest is 13lbs so far which was on lake muchno but that lake is just too big to fish from shore.. tried corcrin lake which was cool but only got a 4lb'er wondering anyone any advice

Re: Pike lakes

Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:40 am

Thompst111 wrote:Hi all.

So been trying out a few lakes up around the Monaghan area but looking for a small lake (6-10 hectres) that have big pike up to 20lbs my biggest is 13lbs so far which was on lake muchno but that lake is just too big to fish from shore.. tried corcrin lake which was cool but only got a 4lb'er wondering anyone any advice


From a long time ago... try Lough Egish. Easy access from the road, creamery effluent used to produce massive bags of fish for coarse anglers, and the pike learned to hunt around the outflows. Might be different now with heightened regulations but it's an option for you.

Re: Pike lakes

Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:28 am

Thompst111 wrote:Hi all.

So been trying out a few lakes up around the Monaghan area but looking for a small lake (6-10 hectres) that have big pike up to 20lbs my biggest is 13lbs so far which was on lake muchno but that lake is just too big to fish from shore.. tried corcrin lake which was cool but only got a 4lb'er wondering anyone any advice



It is a trade off- bigger water potentially bigger fish and smaller waters maybe less likely to hold a 20lb. + fish. There are exceptions to the rule though. Fish them all and enjoy the different challenges.

Re: Pike lakes

Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:46 pm

Thanks for the info lads. Trying to keep the lake choices to small enough lakes muchno is like 315 hecters just massive. I'll defo give egish a go though and going to try cuig lake next then egish will keep ye posted. It's nearly cod time anyway