Kevin Lyons of Melview Lodge reports on the pike fishing around the Longford area…

Paul Goaziou from France was on his first trip to Ireland for a spot of pike fishing, guided on the first day by Kevin saw a number of pike caught but mainly small to around 10lb and all released safely.

The next couple of days Paul fished alone and produced for him pike around the same size as previous days. I decided to take him to a venue in the hope of getting him a bigger pike. The day started slow and then in the afternoon picked up for us.

trout 10lb
Although a few pike were caught to double figures, this big trout was probably the biggest fish – 10lb 11oz

Things just got better after Paul managed to hook into what looked like a good pike, and to his surprise he had hooked into a cracking trout. The fish went to the scales at 10lb 11oz and I must say by the size of its girth it looked like it had eaten quite a bit already, and as it was released will only continue to get bigger!

Great fishing week and hope to see him in Ireland again soon.

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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