Kevin Lyons of Melview Fishing Lodge has a couple of first time visitors to his angling guesthouse:

Perseverance and Experience pays off for UK Anglers

UK Anglers Mark and Dave were over for one of their annual fishing trips to Ireland and this time around stayed at Melview Fishing Lodge with host Kevin.

On arrival it was decided that they would prebait and fish a venue only accessible by boat. This idea was short lived due to a few days of very high winds and it was deemed as to dangerous. However their experience of many years fishing waters in Ireland paid off for them in the end.

Mark and Dave with a good bag off Hybrids.
Mark and Dave with a good bag off Hybrids.

Fishing and prebaiting another venue for a number of days started to produce fish for them. Their first day produced just over a 100lb of Hybrids between them and by the last day produced a cracking catch of both Bream and Hybrids using a feeder cast around 35 / 40 yards into 15 feet of water.

Mark with a mixed bag of Bream and Hybrids.
Mark with a mixed bag of Bream and Hybrids.

Both are due back in September and sees them return to one of their regular haunts so we wish them the best of luck when they return, well done lads it was a pleasure to have you come and stay.


Go Fishing

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.