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UK Angler Beats His Personal Best In Ireland


Steve Gilbey was over from the UK for a spot of pike fishing and this time decided to use Melview Fishing Lodge in Longford as his base, Steve said that during his past trips to Ireland he has managed to catch pike, but not managed anything much more than 14lb.

Host Kevin had to try and do something about that and set off to show Steve a few places to fish, starting off from the shore line first of all. Steve managed to catch a few pike, but nothing to top that 14lb mark. So host Kevin arranged a couple of days out on the boat and it proved to be the right move, Steve managed some nice fish, the biggest being 18lb 4oz, so well done Steve.

Steve Gilbey with one of his Pike caught during his stay

On a final note, host Kevin said, ‘we have already been talking about another trip so I’m sure it will not be long before we see Steve back in Ireland, thanks Steve, enjoyed your company during your stay’.


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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.