French anglers Vincent, Maxime, Alain, Nicolas, Jeremy and Thibault were over in Ireland for their pike fishing holiday and decided to stay with their host Kevin at Melview Fishing Lodge in Longford.

The first couple of days produced Pike to 97cm and the second day was pretty much the same.


Maxime off to a great start


The guys fished a couple of different venues and as the week went on the fish started to hit the 100cm+.


Vincent with a nice 108cm fish


Casting both hard and soft lures they all managed to catch some great pike and at the same time losing a few very big ones.


Alain with his first of the day


Jeremy ( the caveman ) is all smiles

Kevin said, “Not only did the fishing go to plan for the guys, they managed to take full advantage of the good old Irish hospitality and you can read between the lines on that one! Thank you guys for a great week and great company with lots of laughs along the way, hope to see you again soon.”


Nicolas with one of many that day


Thibault finds the soft lure productive


Go Fishing

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.