Kevin Lyons reports on a party of Dutch party of anglers who fished on waters near Melview Lodge in Longford

Gary owens from the UK who has now been to Ireland and Melview Lodge in Longford on a number of occasions, and he was back looking for some good Irish Bream and Tench. His week started with Hybrids and Roach from a prebaited venue and by the third day he was into a few Bream, and during that session landed a personal best of 7 lb. 9 oz. Kevin said we were talking back at the Lodge and I’m not sure how it came about but we decided to fish a couple of days and nights, while Gary was fishing another venue I prebaited a few times and we stated to fish their early one evening. The fish were showing straight away which resulted in Gary taking 39 lb. 10 oz. of Bream before dark, we decided not to put Roach etc into the keep nets due to their safety. We decided to weigh and release the fish along with a picture, before settling in for the night we heavily prebaited the swim which produced a few Bream, Hybrids and Roach which were released straight back.

Gary Owens with 11 bream for 39 lb. 10 oz

We decided to stop at 03:00 for a rest and resumed fishing at 06:00, The result was 174 lb. joint catch of Bream to 7 lb. by 13:00. With picture taken and fish weighed all were released back unharmed, we then prebaited again and took a well deserved rest for a few hours. Next week we report on how the next session went.

Kevin and Gary share a bream catch of 174 lb.

The change in the weather conditions has not had the affect I first thought it would, the fishing has been really on form producing Bream to over 7lb and plenty of Hybrids and Roach along with a few Tench. Prebaiting has again proved worthwhile attracting lots of fish into the areas being fished, Mainly feeder fished worm and maggot cocktails have produced the best fishing. Log on next week when I will report on myself and Gary Owens next fishing session.

Kevin Lyons

Melview Lodge

Drumlish Road, Clonrollagh, Longford, Co. Longford.

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