Tommy Burke, Edenderry Hon. sec reports on the annual festival on the Grand Canal near Edenderry, Co. Offally.

Derek Wane receives his winning trophy from Pat and Marie Morrisey from the sponsors Solo company.
Sixty anglers mainly English fished the Edenderry.   The festival concluded yesterday in torrential downpours and gale force winds, it was a very tough week , the fishing was very hard for most, first time visitor Derek Wane from Liverpool won the festival winning his section on Wednesday and Friday to win with 21 lb.  2.  Steve Featherstone 19-05, 3. Gareth Charnot 18-15, 4. Jim Jeffers 18-04, 5. Tommy Fairhurst 18-03, and 6. Jimmy Byrne 17-05.   Sections used on the Canal were Killeen,  Morriseys, and Cokery Lane.  A very close festival with just 3lb. separating the top 5, and same as last year the English canal anglers filled the top six spots, class anglers.  Pat Morrissey, from Solo Ireland sponsored many of the prizes and there was a great spread for all the anglers at the prize giving  in Foy’s in Edenderry on Friday night.  At the end of the presentation ceremony, the Edenderry CAC presented lovely trophies to several people who have helped the club over the years.
Club president, Sam Williams present some fine bog oak trophies to Dr. Joe Caffrey, Inland Fisheries Ireland and to Pat Morrisey, Solo Company.
Pat Morrisey, Solo company presents Martin Dennanny recently retired from Waterways Ireland with a trophy for all the hard work and support he gave the club over the years.

For fishing on the Grand Canal at Edenderry please contact the chairman Padraic Kelly at: +353 (0)86 3503117