Dutch anglers Patrick and Ruben were looking forward to their trip to Ireland this year after having to cancel last year due to the travel restrictions. Both guys have stayed with host Kevin Lyons of Melview Lodge before, so they know the waters well. Their last visit saw them have some cracking Pike and Patrick managed his personal best of 107 cm that trip, so this trip he and Ruben were in search of a 107 +.
The week started with most of their Pike in 96, 97 and 98 bracket, then the Pike started to hit the 1m and up to 104cm. The last day had come and it was a case of it’s today or wait for the next visit. They were around four hours into their session using various dead baits and Patrick got into a good fish and was praying for something over the 107cm. They landed the Pike safely and measured in at 110cm, so celebrations all round.
Patrick said that on his next visit to Melview Fishing Lodge next year he wants to beat this new PB, no pressure then for host Kevin. Well done guys and thanks for your company and I’m looking forward to seeing you back next year.
ALL FISH RETURNED UNHARMED.
Kevin Lyons – Melview Lodge
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.