Kevin Lyons from Melview Lodge reports on the coarse fishing in the Longford area…

James Smith On his first time coarse fishing with a nice Tench

John Grace, Cormac Daly and James Smith were up in Longford once again staying at Melview Lodge in Longford but this time coarse fish were the target. Pike fishing is what they normally come for and for James Smith it was his first time ever coarse fishing. What a great weekend it turned out to be for him and the lads. I had decided on a venue and prebaited it the night before with various particle baits at around 30 / 35 yards. The fishing began 04.30 due to the bright conditions.

Tench, bream, roach
Cormac Daly and James Smith with a nice mixed catch

The first session produced Skimmers, Hybrids, a couple Bream, some good Roach and a nice Tench for James. I advised the guys to prebait again and was invited along myself the next day to have a fish alongside them. Again with an early start the session started off well with everyone catching. Good Roach started it all off and it was not long before the Bream and Hybrids turned up.

John Grace with a couple of nice Tench from his days catch.

I had the first Tench of the day and then John caught some nice ones throughout the day. John left a couple of hours before us but not before putting together a good catch of his own which then left the three of us to finish the session off. The guys finished off with a cracking catch and I’m sure after the guidance and advice from his mates and myself that James is now hooked onto the coarse fishing. Well done lads and thanks for the invite.

Kevin Lyons
Melview Lodge

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Situated just off the N4 near Longford Town, Melview Lodge Guest house is right in the heart of the Upper Shannon and many surrounding lakes. The Erne Waterway with its many Loughs and Lakes is only minutes away.

Kevin has 19 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.

Kevin Lyons
Melview Lodge
Drumlish Road,Clonrollagh, Longford, Co. Longford
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