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

Andre Zwiers, owner of Marcraft boats, and friend  Jan were over in Ireland to deliver my boat to me and could not pass up on a chance for a spot of Pike fishing while testing the boat out.

One of 6 good pike caught in 50 minutes

At this time the guys I had coarse fishing had been complaining that they were getting taken by Pike while playing fish on their feeder rods. We traveled up to where they were fishing and it was not long before the lures went.  What a way to christen a boat! We had 6 good fish within 50 minutes and a double hook up at one stage. Nice one guys and thanks again.

All fish returned unharmed.


Kevin Lyons
Melview Lodge

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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:

Kevin has over 30 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.