The NCFFI Senior Canals Championship took place on 4th and 5th May on the Royal Canal near Enfield. 29 anglers took part in the now annual event which proved to be a very tough match with results being lower than was expected. Cold conditions in the lead up to the event probably responsible for the low weights.

The Saturday match resulted in a clear lead for Sean Ward who had nearly 5kgs from an end peg including a 7 minute fight with a nice tench just before the all-out. With the nearest weights just over 2kg, it would take a similar good catch to overhaul him on Sunday.

While the fishing was generally better on Sunday, biggest weights were around 2.5 kgs including a nice catch by Sean himself of around 2.3 kgs leaving him the overall winner.

The NCFFI wishes to thank Waterways Ireland for sponsorship of the event and for all the anglers who took part.


  • 1st Place      Sean Ward      7.23kgs
  • 2nd Place     Ron Durkin     4.03kgs
  • 3rd Place      Par Bartley      3.65Kgs