Padraig Carroll reports from the Midlands…

Trevor Wykes 6lb 45
Trevor Wykes 6.45lb

On Sunday 19th August the Grand Canal Anglers held their annual Johnny Cunningham memorial angling competition at Whitehall, Tullamore.

Dennis Coyne 7lb 50
Dennis Coyne – 7.5lb

Johnny Cunningham is a well known name among anglers in Tullamore and many more anglers would have known Johnny from Cunningham’s fishing tackle shop in Durrow, Co Offaly.

Joe Mc Evoy 6.75lb

Anglers traveled from near and far to try and get their hands on the prestigious Cunningham trophy. Conditions looked perfect for the event with it being warm and overcast. The fishing started off well and plenty of roach and bream were landed until predatory pike started turning up in numbers at each swim.

Dennis Coyne and Marian Cunningham 
Dennis Coyne and Marian Cunningham


  • 1st  Denis Coyne  7.5lb
  • 2nd Joe Mc Evoy 6.75lb
  • 3rd  Trevor Wykes 6.45lb

The club would like to thank Johnny’s wife Marian for presenting the trophy

Trevor Wykes,  Dennis Coyne, Marian Cunningham, Joe Mc Evoy 
Trevor Wykes,  Dennis Coyne, Marian Cunningham, Joe Mc Evoy