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Tench save the day at All Ireland Canal Championships

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The NCFFI report that the All Ireland Canal Championships were held on the Grand Canal at Sallins over the May bank holiday weekend. 24 anglers turned out for the two-day event where, despite the fishing conditions looking favourable, they found the roach largely absent, which presented problems to solve for the anglers.

Roach were scarce for the competition

The solution to that problem was switching tactics to target tench, and luckily there were enough tench to keep things interesting.

A decent canal tench

The top five anglers and weights were as follows:

Dave Benson 10lb 20z
Peter Nolan 9lb 5oz
Jimmy Kelly 6lb 13oz
Richie Keegan 6lb 3oz
Alan Bell 4lb 15oz