The Royal Canal
Royal Canal runs from Dublin to Longford. County Longford has the longest
the canal than any other county.
Around the town of Ballymahon there are some good stretches which hold good stocks of Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Pike.
This is a very picturesque location. It is sometimes just called "Brannigan's". It is easily accessible and parking isn't a problem. There are good stocks of tench at this venue and I have had catches of 13, 14, and 15 in one session. I don't hope to catch tench here, I expect to. In fact the 8lb tench on the homepage was caught in this area.
Stephen Wilson with a few nice tench and roach
Pake (or pike) Bridge
This stretch of the Royal Canal lies just outside Ballymahon town on the Lanesborough road. I have caught good size roach perch, and rudd here and the occasional pike.
Foigha harbour lies close to Pake bridge off the Lanesborough road. This is another picturesque spot that holds good roach, rudd, perch and tench.
Yours truly with a Foigha harbour tench
This part of the canal lies just outside of the villiage of Keena. There are good roach, rudd, tench and pike in this area.
Early morning at Island Bridge A nice Island Bridge tench for Stephen