Kevin Lyons of Melview Lodge in Longford reports the successes of first time visitor Diego Scapazzoni from Italy…

Diego all smiles with his 90cm Pike.

Diego Scapazzoni from Milan Italy was over for his first ever time to Ireland for his Pike fishing holiday, and decided to stay with Kevin and Jane at Melview Fishing Lodge in Longford. The morning of his first day started with a few smaller Pike and then the size of the Pike started to improve up to 75 to 80cm.

personal best Pike of 102cm for Diego

The pike then started to increase in size as the week continued. Pike to 90cm + started to come to the boat and then Diego bent into a cracking 102cm which was now his personal best. Diego commented that Ireland was a beautiful country with great Pike fishing and that he had enjoyed his stay here very much and it would be a trip he would remember for a long time and hopes to return next year.

Catch and release
Catch and release of another cracking Pike #CPRsavesfish

It was a pleasure to guide and fish with Diego and we had a great time while out fishing together. Thank you Diego and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ireland, (Grazie Diego e non vediamo l’ora di darti il benvenuto in Irlanda ).

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.