Kevin Lyons reports from Melview Lodge:

Eddy and Ivan from Belgium who are regular visitors to Melview Lodge were here for their second time this year, things started a little slow for them using lures so once again it was decided to switch to dead baits. Kevin said the last few weeks have been producing some great Pike on dead baits so we tried our luck on a few spots in and around the Shannon, Ivan tried his luck wading using the sink and draw method  and produce a nice Pike of 12lb, Their week produced Pike to 26 lb 4oz ( 1m 14cm ) which wins our Catch of the Week  for Eddy and the pair also caught many good doubles during their stay here, well done lads.

Eddy from Belgium with his 26lb 4oz Pike
Eddy from Belgium wins our catch of the week with his fine 26lb. 4 oz. Pike

Pike fishing in and around Longford/Shannon area has been very good producing Pike to over 26lb, lures seem to be slow only producing Pike to 11lb while dead baits are producing the bigger fish. Tune in next week when we have a report on visiting party of French anglers that stayed at Melview Lodge.

Ian at the water edge with his 12lb Pike
Ivan at the water edge with his 12lb Pike

Kevin Lyons
Melview Lodge
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