The now annual NCFFI Senior Canals Championship, sponsored by Waterways Ireland, returned to Daingean for 2012. 29 Anglers from the UK and the North and South of Ireland fished both days. Conditions were far from perfect leading up to the event with unseasonably cold weather and a lot of rain and hail in the week before. However, on both days, whilst very cold, stayed dry.It was clear on both days that smaller fish such as roach were not feeding prolifically and a lot of anglers held out for bigger fish. Robert Buick from Belfast did just this and had an excellent 11lbs plus to put distance between himself and the chasing pack on day 1 as he landed some good Bream and a big Hybrid.
Day 2, catches were smaller but Fintan Brennan added nearly 6lbs to his previous days catch of 4lbs plus to get close to Robert. Brian Kane was just behind Fintan on weight on both days to finish 3rd overall. However, Robert added to his Day 1 weight to finish comfortably ahead.
The NCFFI would like to thank Waterways Ireland for their continued sponsorship of this event and the preparatory work done on the venues by Daingean and District Anglers. Many thanks also to Castle Barna golf club for the use of their facilities for the draws and presentation.
Courtsey of John Connolly NCFFI