The Easter weekend saw 29 anglers from across the provinces and further afield take to the banks of the Grand Canal at Prosperous for the annual All Ireland Canal Championships. The competition was fished over two days utilising six of the Prosperous AC match sections. Bright sunshine meant for some tough fishing with Saturday the better of the two days; a fine stamp of fish with tench, rudd and roach to 2lbs led to a section win with catches to 16lbs.

Leinster angler Conor Browne is the 2019 champion with 16lb 6oz on Saturday and 13lb 10oz on Sunday for the winning weight of 30lbs. In second place was John Jurj with 28lb and in 3rd John Easton over from Liverpool with 21lb 13.5oz.

Winner Conor Browne with some fine canal fish


Congratulation to the winners and everyone who took part!


Good access to good fishing at Prosperous


If you want to partake in some match fishing on the Grand Canal the Leinster clubs Royal Enfield CAC, Prosperous AC and, Daingean Match Anglers run regular open matches on the Royal and Grand Canals plus a selection of festivals attended by overseas anglers too. For a list of the Leinster events visit