Pike angling guide Kevin Lyons reports on some recent pike angling by his guests at Melview Lodge:

Regular Belgian Anglers do well at Melview Fishing Lodge

Regulars to Melview Fishing Lodge Jean-Pierre son Nick and friend Alain were on one of their annual visits to Ireland to stay with their host and guide Kevin, they have been coming two or three times a year for many years now so not much guidance is required these days.


Jean-pierre has this one using dead bait.

Some days were better than others due to the Pike just having finished spawning, however, some nice fish to 97cm and 101cm were caught and a good week’s fishing was had. They are now looking forward to their next trip at the end of July.


Nick had this one on a slow sinking hard lure.


Alain with his third of the day.

Waterford Angler John mad for the Pike

John from Waterford who is just crazy when it comes to the Pike fishing and is will to try the all different methods to catch them, be it dead baits in the winter or his preferred method of using the fly all normally work well for him. This time with no one riding shotgun with him had a couple of days with Melview Fishing Lodge host and guide Kevin out on the water, there were a lot of small ones showing over the two days but we did manage a few upwards of 87cm to 96cm. The next trip for the pair from Waterford is scheduled to take place very soon.


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: www.melviewlodge.com

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.