Edenderry Coarse Angling Club reports on their first match of the season fished at the weekend…

Lovely canal tench

22 April: 21 anglers turned out for the first match of the season today. The wind was unreal but the match fished reasonably well considering the conditions.


1. Jeff Walker 14lb 09oz
2. Tommy Burke 9lb 12oz
3. Arthur Judge 7lb 08oz

Section A 1 and 2 Jeff and Tommy

Section B 

1. Shane Lawlor 6lb 10oz
2. Robert Buick 5lb 04oz

canal fishing
There were hybrids and bream of decent size landed too

Report and photos courtesy of Edenderry Coarse Angling Club

Go fishing…

New members are always welcome to Edenderry Coarse Angling Club.

Nine permanent match stretches occupy the length of the Grand Canal within 15 km of Edenderry town. This section of canal corridor is unconfined by lock gates for 31 kilometres. Each stretch is permanently marked and contains a minimum of 25 pegs, spaced at 30 metre intervals. The towpaths are driveable and adjacent car parking facilities are provided. The towpaths, like the canal itself, are maintained to the highest standard by Waterways Ireland and Edenderry coarse angling club, while the angling conditions are beyond parallel. A vast number of mixed coarse fish have been stocked into the canal over the past ten years – the health and population status of which is regularly assessed.

Apart from the 262 permanent swims that have been created for the match angler on this unique fishery, a number of stretches have been prepared to cater for the pleasure fisherman and the junior angler. Included among these is the famous Edenderry Branch Line. Fished 12 months a year, this highly productive venue regularly produces catches in excess of 50lb per session. Bream, tench, roach, rudd, hybrids, carp, perch and gudgeon are the principal fish species present.


Edenderry Coarse Angling Clubare 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. www.ncffi.ie