The original Frank Holding Memorial Match saw 111 anglers fish the Grand Canal in his memory on Saturday last. Reminiscent of the days of 300 peg Prosperous AC Festival it was fantastic to see such a turn out! Congratulations to Brian Kane who is the 2018 King of the Canal and to all the winners including those who picked up some top raffle prizes.

Conor Browne with King Brian
Conor Browne with King Brian

The roach were not back yet with catches consisting mostly of skimmers, hybrids and baby tench.

  • 1st Overall – Brian Kane – 19lb 1oz
  • 2nd Overall – Dara Finnegan – 15lb 15oz
  • 3rd Overall – Jeff Stiratt – 15lb 10oz
  • 4th Overall – Ewan Weed – 11lb 1oz
  • 5th Overall – John Jurj – 10lb 6oz
  • 6th Overall – Peter Keenan – 9lb 15oz

A super event with plenty of sponsorship from many to include Waterways Ireland and Sensas Ireland. Well done to Conor Browne and all involved.

The Prosperous AC Festival has resurrected itself in recent years as the Leinster Festival fishing Sun-Tue-Thu this week using stretches at Rathangan and Lullymore.

Report courtesy of National Coarse fishing Federation of Ireland

Prosperous Angling Club 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.