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Pike to 22lb for UK anglers visiting Longford

March 30th, 2017 | by

Phil Rogers and friend Geoff Anderson from the UK were over for a 5 day Pike fishing trip with Kevin of Melview Fishing Lodge in Longford. Kevin has all the news on how they’re getting on…

Angler poses with 22lb pike

Geoff Anderson with a cracking 22lb Pike

Phil is a regular at Melview Lodge and is normally here every year for the Bream and Tench fishing but decided to bring a mate and try his hand at the Pike fishing in Ireland. Again with high water levels and changing weather conditions things were not perfect but they still managed to produce some Pike, fishing with various dead baits we fished two different venues and both managed to produce fish. Kevin said, I had the pleasure of guiding and fishing with them on three of their trips out and to start off with it was a bit slow but still a good laugh. It was all smiles when Phil managed to catch his first Pike in Ireland, which fell to a dead roach.

A happy angler with his first pike caught in Ireland

Phil – All smiles for Phil with his first Irish Pike.

Then it was the turn of his mate Geoff who managed a couple of cracking Pike to 22lb on Mackerel. The Pike trip was rounded off nicely when I caught a Trout of over 7 lbs which put a smile on my face for the rest of the session.

big trout caught pike angling

Kevin with a nice 7lb 6oz Trout

Well done guys and thanks for some great company it was a pleasure to fish with you.

All fish returned unharmed.


Kevin Lyons
Melview Lodge

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Kevin Lyons
Melview Lodge
Drumlish Road,Clonrollagh, Longford, Co. Longford
Tel:+353(0)43-33-45061 Mobile:+353(0)87-268-7441
E-mail: info@melviewlodge.com Web: www.melviewlodge.com

Kevin has over 30 years experience of fishing in Ireland and is happy to offer a guided tour on your arrival, and to advise where the on-form waters in the area are. We can arrange your bait order so it’s here when you arrive. Melview offers free use of 17ft lake boats with engines to our guests (pay fuel only) and Kevin is happy to assist with any pre-baiting requests. Maps and other information regarding fishing are also available.


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