The roach kept coming all day for the Madcaps. Great winter sport with 80kg for the ten anglers on the Athlone canal…

Good roach fishing at Athlone
Good roach fishing at Athlone

We had a fantastic day in the Athlone Canal at the weekend. In 1st place was Trevor Wykes with 12.780kg. Next was Arthur Judge on 9.940kg followed by Pawel in 3rd place with 8.85kg.

This is the venue for our series final on the 5th February. It’s all to play for….

Many thanks to the Council and Athlone Tidy Towns for the massive clean-up of the area.

Join the Club…

MADCAPS, Midlands Coarse & Pike Anglers are steadily growing, have some coached members to take juniors forward and are delighted to be working with other clubs and organisations in the area towards the development of angling venues.

We run a pike league in the winter and coarse for the summer. Our membership is just €10 and we charge no more for our open competitions keeping it affordable for all. Key for us is that we keep fishing fun!

If you are interested please get in touch –


Midlands Coarse and Pike Anglers are affiliated to the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and are members of the Angling Council, the National Governing Body for coarse and predator angling as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.

Winter sunset, Athlone
Winter sunset, Athlone