Kevin Lyons of Melview Lodge reports on the pike fishing around the Longford area…
Gert Wiesenegger from Austria decided on a Pike fishing holiday to Ireland and stayed with us at Melview Lodge in Longford. Gert, who has been to Ireland a couple times before, remarked that on both previous occasions the weather had not been too good but that this time things were really looking up.
The visit has started very well for him with the weather being perfect up to now. It is only early stages in his visit at the moment but the first day saw him catch some cracking fish to 18lb. I had the pleasure of guiding him and we could see there were plenty of fish about but we only managed to catch two pike in the morning session. The afternoon session was a different story as we caught another ten fish one of which was a beautiful trout of just under 12lb which is my personal best.
Well, we will see what the rest of the week has install for Gert. I’m out fishing with him once again tomorrow so watch this space.
All fish released safely back to the water.
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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.