Regular French visitors to Melview Fishing Lodge, Julian and Nicolas, brought a pair of first timers with them this year, and what a great first experience it was for newcomers Manu and Stephane.

Fishing in pairs in two boats, the guys opted to use both hard and soft lures during their week’s fishing and both seemed to do the trick, as they managed to land 186 Pike to 95 cm.

Smiles for Nicolas

Unfortunately for the guys, there were some better fish to over the 100cm that managed to come unstuck at the boat on a few occasions. That’s fishing though, and the guys did not let that affect their holiday one bit, as a great time was had by all.

A first Irish Pike for Stephane

We hope that Manu and Stephane are truly hooked on Pike fishing in Ireland now and we will be seeing them again in the future.

First Irish Pike for Manu

Melview host Kevin says, ‘Thank you guy’s for a great week, see you again soon’.

Julian with a 83cm


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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.

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