At 13,000 hectares this is a very daunting prospect to fish. Best known for it excellent coarse fishing with monster pike and great bream, tench, roach and perch the loch does hold good stocks of brown trout and a species of trout called croneen that are unique to Derg. For permits contact Kavanagh's Sports Shop, Westgate, Clonmel, Co Tipperary . Call 052 21279. Google Map Reference 54.608341,-7.871493
The River Suir
Is the second longest river in Ireland at 114 miles with several tributaries worth exploring including the Tar, Nire, Annagh, Aherlow, Multeen and Clodiagh. A big river, getting to 100 plus feet wide in places, it is a challenging water thatneeds wading, luckily the gravel bottom makes wading fairly comfortable.
The Suir runs over limestone so, like the famed Hampshire rivers, it holds good stocks of trout in the half to three quarters of a pound range with much bigger fish quite common. There is a famed Mayfly hatch between Camus Bridge and Golden.
There are also salmon, the Suir still hold the Irish record at 57lb dating back to 1874. For further information about fishing on the Suir contact the Southern Regional Fisheries Board, Anglesea Street, Clonmel, County Tipperary. Tel: 353 52 23624 Fax: 353 52 23971. Google Map Reference 52.681794,-7.810949