………and size did not matter!

Laurence Ham from the Netherlands was over in Ireland for the very first time for a spot of pike fishing and decided to stay with host and guide Kevin of Melview Fishing Lodge, the first part of the week was a little slow for Laurence but picked up towards the end of the week.

Kevin said, ‘I had the pleasure of fishing with Laurence on two of his days and it was great to see his passion for fishing and the enjoyment he gets from it’.

Laurence is all smiles with his first ever Irish Pike

‘His first pike in Ireland was not a monster but the joy on his face was a picture and one that neither I nor he will forget, and we won’t talk about the five bigger ones we lost’.

Great time had by all and we hope to see him back in Ireland next year.



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: www.melviewlodge.com

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.