Kevin Lyons reports on the coarse fishing around Longford…

Ian and Ralf from Merseyside who are regular visitors to Ireland and Melview fishing Lodge were faced with bright, hot conditions for their week of angling. It was decided that prebaiting in the late evening and fishing very early
morning was going to be required. Two venues were chosen for prebaiting at around 21.30 to 22.00 and then the fishing started at around 04.30 to beat the bright sunlight during the day.

 Ian and Ralf from Merseyside with some nice Bream, Roach and Hybrids.
Ian and Ralf from Merseyside with some nice Bream, Roach and Hybrids.

This turned out to be the correct approach for them producing some cracking Bream, Hybrids and nice Roach and
catches between 30lb and 65lb. Kevin said I had spoken to a few anglers at different venues and it was the same story of just a few small fish being caught during the day so the weather had effected a lot of catch rates in a lot of places, well done to the lads for their time and work they put into it.

Ian landing another cracking Roach.
Ian landing another cracking Roach.

Keep nets and warm weather

There aren’t a lot of pictures due to Kevin’s policy of not using keep nets in hot, bright conditions. Oxygen levels can be low in bright hot weather so please have a thought for the fish if you do use nets especially when returning the fish.

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
Tel:+353(0)43-33-45061 Mobile:+353(0)87-268-7441
E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.melviewlodge.com