Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:15

Pike Fishing on Lough Derg with Rick Zevering :: DVD Review


Dutchman Rick Zevering came to Ireland in 1986 on a fishing holiday and still hasn't left. A passionate fisherman and multiple winner of the European Pike Challenge, Rick shows you that Lough Derg can still produce the goods.

Lough Derg Pike FishingPike Fishing on Lough Derg:

Pike Fishing on Lough Derg features Rick Zevering fishing for pike in spring and autumn in this action-packed DVD featuring some very big fish. Set amongst stunning scenery Lough Derg is situated in Mountshannon in County Clare, Ireland.

Rick Zevering demonstrates a variety of methods for catching pike on Lough Derg including trolling and jerk baiting.

In addition to the main video, there are some excellent bonus scenes featuring the following techniques that Rick uses to catch his prey::

  • Lead Method Trolling
  • The Superknot
  • Jerkbait Traces
  • Trolling with Teasers
  • Jerkbaits and Rubber Lures
  • The Multi Reel
The DVD also contains some useful information on the conservation of pike bye-law.


This is an excellent DVD for anyone considering tackling pike fishing on a large water like Lough Derg. Rick goes to great length to explain and demonstrate the techniques he uses including jerk baiting and trolling. He demonstrates the knots he uses, the tackle he uses and how to put these into practice. For those unfamiliar with pike fishing and the techniques involved in catching pike, this is really useful information. Many fishing DVD's concentrate too heavily on action shots of the fish being caught, often ignoring completely the techniques involved in catching them.

The 6 bonus scenes further elaborate on the techniques and tackle involved in catching pike and are well worth a watch.

As someone who has done little pike fishing, I found the advice and technical tips invaluable and I can't wait to try them out.

Don't worry though, the DVD is not just about the techniques involved in catching pike but there is plenty of action with Rick landing fish after fish from this stunning venue in Ireland. His passion for this sometimes elusive and quite delicate predator is evident throughout the DVD, with great care taken when handling the pike, with everyone being returned to the water as quickly as possible with a minimum of fuss.

In summary, Pike Fishing on Lough Derg is a great watch, striking just the right balance between technical information about how to catch pike on waters like Lough Derg and some great action of this hard fighting predator being caught in stunning surroundings. An excellent DVD that has definitely wetted my appetite for some pike fishing in the not too distant future.


- DVD - Video / running time 59 mins + Bonus material
- Available in PAL (Europe/Australia) or NTSC (North America/Japan).
- Contacts:
- A Shannonfilms production -


Prices and where to Buy:

Available to purchase securely online from Shannon Films

Price: £12.99 within the European Union (FREE postage and packing).
Price: £15.99 outside the European Union.

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