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

Sean English along with friend Bill were up for a long weekends Pike fishing with Kevin at Melview Lodge in Longford with near perfect weather conditions for their trip. The first day they fished a local lake that they had been on before while staying with Kevin and all the fish caught were taken on dead baits.

Sean English 20 minutes into the session
Sean English 20 minutes into the session

Kevin said that on the second day he had the pleasure of guiding the pair on waters that were new to them. They arrived at the first spot to fish and within a space of 30 minutes they had landed 3 Pike. Everyone thought it was going to be one of those days but as time went on the fish seemed to go off the feed. We tried a couple of other places that seemed to have plenty of bait fish but sill they seemed to be not in the mood for feeding.

William Murphy with his second of the day
William Murphy with his second of the day

I myself had one run that was short lived when the Pike just dropped the bait. The last day they fished the same place as the day before catching another 4 Pike before calling it a day.

Not to worry a great weekend with good company can’t ask for more than that.

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