Mark O Donoghue reports on the two day festival recently held on the Royal Canal at Enfield.

Royal Enfield Angling Club

2-Day International Angling Festival

9th/10th June 2012.

Royal Enfield Angling Club held their annual 2-Day International Festival over the weekend of the 9th/10th of June.  As in previous years the event proved to be well attended with almost 60 anglers attending from all over Ireland and the UK.  In total the Club paid out €4,600 in prize money.

The matches were held on stretches of the Royal Canal at Ferns Lock and London

The event as always has received terrific support and sponsorship and the club would like to thank the following for their generous sponsorship and support:

Waterways Ireland

Fort Plant Sales Ltd

Fergus Crowe

Progressive Genetics Co-operative Society Ltd

Brian O’Donoghue

The results of the Festival were as follows:


1st:    Pat Bartley, Dublin (10lb.1ozs) who received over €900, the Progressive Genetics Cup and a Crystal Trophy presented by Waterways Ireland.

2nd:    Jeff Stirrat, UK (9lb.10.5ozs) who received over €600 and a Crystal Trophy presented by Waterways Ireland.

3rd:     Frank Holding, UK (8lb. 6.5ozs) who received €400 and a Crystal Trophy presented by Waterways Ireland.

4th:    Anthony Marsden, UK (7lb. 14.5ozs) who received €200

5th:     Conor Browne, Leixlip (7lb. 8.5ozs)who received €100


1st:    Lea Sutton, (2lb. 9.5 ozs) who received €40

2nd :   Conor Byrne (2lb. 6.75ozs) who received €30

3rd: John Smith (1lb. 9.5 ozs) who received €20

4th:    Jack Sutton (1lb. 9ozs) who received €10

Present at the presentation of prizes were Mr Eoin Raleigh, Waterways Ireland and Cllr William Carey, Meath County Council