Kevin Lyons of Melview Lodge sent in this summary report of the various angling guests he has hosted recently:


Enjoyable weekend despite the weather.

Jack with a nice Pike as Dad looks on.

Ruairi, Jack and father Mickey were up at Melview Fishing Lodge for a long weekend of Pike fishing for their first time. Despite some bad weather conditions, they fished on and manged to catch a few for their troubles, using both trolling and dead baiting methods, over the three days, the best fish went to Jack.

Belgium anglers brave the weather conditions and have a good week.

J.P with a  good Pike.

Jean-Pierre and his friend Alain were here for their 39th visit to Melview Fishing Lodge, in that time, they have fished in the many different weather conditions that Ireland can throw at them, including Rain, Wind, Snow, Ice and not forgetting very hot weather. Using both dead bait and lures, they did manage 3 or 4 days out on the boat, and when things turned for the worse, they fished from the bank but still managed to catch fish to 103cm. Well done, guys see you again soon.

Alain with one of his Pike.

Dutch anglers have an enjoyable week.

Paul with one of his Pike.

Paul, Martin and Roel decided once again to choose Melview Fishing Lodge for their annual fishing trip, on arrival it was off fishing for the few hours of daylight that was remaining. It would give them an idea of how high the water levels were after days of rain falling, despite the weather, they managed some nice fish over the week, with pike to 102cm and some nice perch as a bonus. Thanks guys for a nice fun week and hope to see you all again soon.

Martin catches one at close range using dead bait.

Roel had some nice Perch on Lures.

Waterford anglers do well at Melview Fishing Lodge.

Double hook up for Wayne and John.

Regular anglers John and Wayne from Waterford, who have fished this area on many occasions, were here for another pike session and were not put off by the weather conditions and high water levels, static and drifting dead baits were the preferred method and it proved to be a good choice. They managed to catch some nice pike and even had a double hook up, well done guys see you again soon.

John all smiles with this one.


Please fish in a sustainable manner

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.