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Local Anglers clear swims on Grand Canal in Offally

July 19th, 2018 | by

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the volunteers

Local anglers have prepared over 30 fishing swims on the White Hall stretch of the Grand Canal Tullamore for all to avail of.

a cleared swim

a cleared swim

This stretch was once rated in the top 10 in Europe for coarse fishing with bags of bream and tench to 50lb along with the occasional carp with a little work put in , it also has 2 disabled angling spots installed by the grand canal anglers coarse fishing club , it has recently got a tarmac road so access is easy .

canal

the stretch

canal

access

Directions : coming up through the town travel over the Kilbeggan Bridge and take a sharp right and follow the road down alongside the canal then onto the tow path.

Shannon Harbour

The cooler conditions have seen much improvement in the area.

Stephen Quinn and son Lucas had a brilliant morning at shannon harbour with a mixed bag of bream , hybrids and roach all caught on maggot fished on a feeder

Stephen Quinn and son Lucas had a brilliant morning at shannon harbour with a mixed bag of bream , hybrids and roach all caught on maggot fished on a feeder

Daniel Lawlor of Tullamore had a brilliant evening into dark with a bumper catch of bream

Daniel Lawlor of Tullamore had a brilliant evening into dark with a bumper catch of bream

Caoimhe Carroll with her first bream from the Grand Canal at Tullamore. Float fishing with maggot on a bed of groundbait

Caoimhe Carroll with her first bream from the Grand Canal at Tullamore. Float fishing with maggot on a bed of groundbait

With the weather conditions cooling-off loads of tench are being caught around the midlands on both canal and river on corn ,maggot and worm

With the weather conditions cooling-off loads of tench are being caught around the midlands on both canal and river on corn ,maggot and worm

Gary Smyth had plenty of roach at banagher on the river shannon fished with maggots on either a trotting float or feeder

Gary Smyth had plenty of roach at banagher on the river shannon fished with maggots on either a trotting float or feeder

Cooler conditions has the fishing back to its best . Fishing into dark pays off for Gary Smyth with some great bream fishing to be had at shannon harbour on maggot and corn .

Cooler conditions has the fishing back to its best . Fishing into dark pays off for Gary Smyth with some great bream fishing to be had at shannon harbour on maggot and corn .

Early morning and late evening proves to be best

Early morning and late evening proves to be best

 

Next event

Sunday 22nd of July the annual Jim Coyne memorial senior coarse fishing competition will be held on the Grand Canal Tullamore.

Check in at Whitehall stretch at 8.15am fishing 9am – 1pm . Entry €10 open to all.

For info contact 0851537209

Belmont Anglers

Swims have also been cleaned by Belmont angling club on the grand canal at Belmont for all to use.

Belmont anglers

clearing swims

roach and rudd

Belmont anglers had a coarse fishing competition on Sunday on the canal results were 1st John Howell , 2nd Eugene Cahill , 3rd Les

 

 


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