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Barrow bubbling and boiling for Naas anglers


The Naas & District Anglers were back on the banks to fish their John Prescott Memorial Match for the first time in a couple of years last weekend. After all the rain that fell in the week leading up to the match, anglers were a bit nervous about the state of the river. And when the 26 anglers arrived at their pegs, they found the river running high, and carrying plenty of colour.

As the match got underway, it became clear that the river was still on the rise and that the best of the fishing would be early on in the match. The conditions put the dace off the feed, but at least the roach were biting, and they provided the sport for the day. As the match went on, the river began to swell and boil even more, making fishing difficult, particularly on pegs exposed to the current.

Given those conditions, the winning weight of 6.4kg for Neil Keane was, in fact, a very creditable catch and he was way out in front of the field as the nearest weight was 3.12kg for Andrius Saulys, with David McNeice coming in third with 2.15kg. Lets hope they have better conditions in 2023.

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