March 2nd, 2016 | by Nancy Hearne
John Grace along with friends James, Cormac and Shay travelled up to Longford for a long weekends Pike fishing. Their base once again was Melview Lodge Longford, the guys were faced with very cold starts to their fishing sessions but things started to get going once the temperatures started to rise a little.
Fishing mainly dead baits Kevin said they managed some cracking fish during their stay, it was not all boat fishing they did manage a few good fish when the weather turned a little windy forcing them to fish from the bank later in the day.
On the last day James landed a cracking fish estimated at around 24lb+ which is his personal best by 10lb, however I say estimated because his delight turned to disappointment when between him and John sorting out the scales the fish was being kept in the water for its safety and managed to swim to freedom. The main thing is no harm was caused to the fish, but we all decided to give John his new P/B at 24lb as it was landed and unhooked. Sorry John had to mention it, you have heard the saying “YOU NEED A BIGGER BOAT” well you will have to get yourself a bigger net mate. Well done lads, great company hope to see you again soon
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