Angling guide Kevin Lyons reports on the good fishing experienced by his international guests in the past week at Melview Lodge:

French anglers Philippe, Bruno, Julien and Bernard had a great six days fishing at Melview Fishing Lodge in Longford. These guys are no strangers to Melview Lodge and the surrounding waters as they have been before and have been looking forward to getting back to Ireland after restrictions were lifted. For these guys, it was all casting using various hard and soft lures in depths from 1.5 meters to 4 meters. They worked hard at it and did very well, given that the weather was changing most of the time, and some mornings started off very cold for them. It was a great week with very enjoyable company, so thanks guys and I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Bernard gets off to a good start despite the weather conditions
Philippe is all smiles with this nice Pike
Julien finds some nice Pike in the shallows
Bruno happy with his third of the day

Gert from Austria decided this time he would bring his wife and two children for a fishing break to Melview Fishing Lodge, Gert and his son Leo have been before so know what the fishing is all about. The two highlights of their trip were the amazing 107 cm Pike for 12-year-old Leo beating his previous best by 30cm, the second was a first-ever Pike in Ireland for 7-year-old Aurelia. Both were over the moon with their catches and had a great time out fishing with dad. It was a great weeks fishing and very enjoyable to see the kids having fun fishing. Thank you for your company and a lovely week.

Leo is all smiles with his 107cm Pike
Gert off to a good start
Aurelia with her first Pike in Ireland, we have to start somewhere


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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
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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.