Two Ipswich anglers brave the elements in Longford and are rewarded with a fishing bonanza including a specimen Tench for Catch of the Week
July 10th, 2012 | by Nancy Hearne
Geoff Wilson and Graeme Sargent from Ipswich were on their annual fishing trip to Ireland and Melview Lodge in Longford, when they arrived they were welcomed by heavy rain and high winds so high most of the time they were unable to use keepnets in fear for the safety of the fish. However we did manage a few pictures of some of their catches, Kevin said the guys fished in conditions that some anglers would not have got out of their beds for. Water levels were raising by the hour and still they fished on, they caught some cracking Bream along with Hybrids, Roach and Tench. Graeme caught a fine specimen Tench of 6 lb. 3 oz and wins our Catch of the Week. Well done lads in what can only be described as fishing madness.
Fishing in and around Longford’s lakes and rivers has been seriously affected by the recent heavy and continuous rainfall, water levels are very high for the time of year and some are even in flood making access and fishing difficult. However despite this anglers at Melview Lodge have managed some good fish to specimen size, the weather is set to improve next week so log on and see how the guys from Holland have done during their ten day stay.