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LACC Newsletter Autumn 2017

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Wednesday, 18th October 2017 @ 12:46pm

Dear Member,

With boat traffic on the canals now slowing down and the perch and zander looking to get some nosh inside them ahead of the winter, now is the perfect time, to be getting out and casting a line on LACC waters.

In the last few weeks we have held some really succesful competitions.

Pairs League: First off was the 3rd round of the Pairs League which was fished at Warwick and produced a win for our Chairman and Secretary, John Cheyne and Steve Wilson, who bagged a massive 784cm final total, that was made up predominantly of good sized perch over 25cm. That pushed "The Worcester Wanglers" up to 3rd in the league behind "Team No Name" (Vidar  Thomassen and Alan Brown) and "The Canalmasters" (Richard Haines and Mike McGuire). Due to clashes with other events and the need to have more time to finish the Matchplay Championship, we have taken the decision to move the dates of the final two Pairs League Matches. They will now be as follows:

Round 4 - 13th January (venue to be confirmed)
Round 5 (and AGM) - 24th February - Lowsonford on the South Stratford Canal

Autumn Colours on the canal for the last pairs match..That's Steve Wilson in the distance !

Individual Championships

Our first ever Individual Championships were held on October 8th and provided some fantastic fishing, particularly for those willing to do a bit of walking ! LACC Pin Up Boy and "King of the Selfie" Richard Haines, put everyone to the sword and won handsomely with 18 fish for 450cm in total. The average size of the fish was excellent with plenty of perch over 30cm in his winning haul. The ever consistent Steve Wilson was 2nd and Alan Brown was 3rd from a field of 21 anglers.

Richard Haines picks up the stunning Kingfisher Trophy after winning the Individual Champs

Specimen Challenge:

Another new event for the club was the Specimen Challenge where teams of two anglers had the opportunity to rove right along all 26 miles of our canals over a 9 hour period trying to catch the two biggest perch and two biggest zander they could find. We all met up that the Leopard Pub in Bishops Tachbrook and then drove off in pairs to our chosen destinations to hunt for monsters. While there were a couple of tales of very big fish lost, no absolute beasts were caught but Dave Burgess and Tom Andrews netted two cracking zeds of 48cm and 59cm plus two chunky perch of 31cm and 33cm to take the victory. As we chatted, drank and enjoyed the buffet at the end of the match in The Leopard, everyone agreed that it was a great format for a comp and so we will be holding this again next year. 

Tom and Dave pick up their crystal tophies from club Chairman John Cheyne

Christmas Get Together:  December 16th 2017

Every Christmas we hold a fun fish-in and get together for all members. This year it will be held on December 16th at Lowsonford. Our intention is to hire the Village Hall and cook up some Bacon Butties for arrival in the morning and then put on a festive buffet when the fish-in comes to a conclusion in the afternoon. Traditionally we ask everyone to bring along a 'secret santa' lure fishing related present worth around £10 wrapped up in xmas paper. Then at the end of the match everyone takes turns in choosing a secret present from the pile.

Make sure you get along to our Christmas get together on December 16th

Tight lines.

The committee

LACC Matchplay Championship 2017

  • Sunday, 15th October 2017 at 12pm - 11pm Sunday, 18th February 2018
    Location: Various Locations

    The Lure Anglers Canal Club Matchplay Championship

    This is…

Predator Pairs 2017

  • Sunday, 19th November 2017 (all day)
    Location: Warwick

    Last year saw some changes to the layout and rules of this very successful lure fishing…

Partner needed for LACC Specimen Challenge

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Wednesday, 11th October 2017 @ 9:56am

Dear Member,

Paul Hill, is looking for a partner for this Saturday's LACC Specimen Challenge event. Full details of the event can be found HERE . If you would like to partner Paul, then please drop him an email to


John Cheyne

LACC Newsletter September 2017

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Thursday, 31st August 2017 @ 9:06am

Dear Member,

With the holidays finally over, and boat traffic on our canals starting to calm down, we can now look forward to an Autumn filled with fantastic events. We have created a new events page on the website, which hopefully should make it easier to keep track of what's on which you can see HERE. However below is an overview of what is coming up in the next few months.

Pairs League Round 3 - September 23rd 2017

The third round of the pairs league will be held at Warwick - members are invited to register to fish this event now, and don't worry if you haven't fished any of the previous rounds, you are more than welcome to come along and fish all our pairs league matches and have a chance to win some great Fosters Tackle Shop vouchers. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

LACC Individual Championship (and Matchplay qualifier)

This year we will hold the first ever LACC Individual Championship which will also act as the qualifying tournament for this years Matchplay Championship.

The match will be held on October 8th at our Warwick stretch and is only open to members of the LACC. 

The member who wins the event will be crowned LACC Individual Champion for 2017/18 Season.

The top 16 competitors will then all be eligible to enter this years Matchplay Championship which was such a success last year. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

LACC Specimen Challenge

This is a brand new pairs event where teams will meet up at a central point and then will have the freedom to fish on all LACC waters. The winning team will be the team who catch the:

Winners: Best combined length of two zander and two perch

Individual trophies will also be awarded for longest zander and longest perch.

Please note that this event is only for members of the LACC

The Itinarary for the day will be as follows:

Meet up between 8.00am - 8.30am The Breakfast Junction, BP Petrol Site, A46 Southbound, Warwick. CV35 8RH

8.30am - 8.55am - Competitor sign in and briefing

9.00am - Competition starts, competitors may drive to their chosen fishing spot and may fish as many different places as they want for the duration of the day. Cars or other modes of transport can be used. 

6.00pm - All competitors must hand in their catch return at a central meeting place to be confirmed. Prize giving will commence approx 6.30pm


LACC Individual Championship (and Matchplay Qualifier)

  • Sunday, 8th October 2017 (all day)
    Location: Warwick Stretch

    This year we will hold the first ever LACC Individual Championship which will also act as the…

LACC Specimen Challenge

  • Saturday, 14th October 2017 at 9am - 6pm
    Location: All 26 miles of our canals !

    Introducing the amazing new

    This is a brand new pairs…

Parking at Navigation Inn on the South Stratford Canal

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 @ 11:05am

Dear Member

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that it is NOT acceptable to park in the Navigation Inn Car Park during pub opening hours when fishing then South Stratford Canal near Wooten Wawen. We have now received a number of complaints from the pub about persistent offenders.

Thank you for your help.

Warwick and Leamington Spa stretch of the Grand Union will be closed this Saturday

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 @ 9:56pm

Dear Member,

Please note that our Warwick and Leamington Spa stretch of the Grand Union will be closed this Saturday 22nd April as we are hosting the Friendly Cup match against the LAS. Thanks for your co-operation.

Pairs League 2017/18 Round 3

  • Saturday, 23rd September 2017 (all day)
    Location: Warwick

    The third round of the Pairs League will be held on our famous Warwick…

Pairs League 2017/18 Round 2

  • Saturday, 20th May 2017 (all day)
    Location: Knowle

    The second round of the Pairs League will be held on our Knowle…

Pairs League 2017/18 Round 1

  • Saturday, 1st April 2017 (all day)
    Location: Radford Bottom Lock

    The First Round of the new seasons Pairs League will be held at our Radford Stretch. We will be…

LACC Newsletter March 2017

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 @ 8:58pm

At the time of writing just over 100 members had renewed their membership to the club. As last season only finished a little over two weeks ago, we have decided to include members who have not yet renewed in the circulation list for this newsletter, but be warned you will not receive any further updates unless you.... RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP


2017/18 was a fantastic year for the club, with membership topping out at well over 200 members and some memorable fish being caught. Our Pairs League was as popular as ever and a big congratulations go to Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown who dominated the league from the start and were very worthy winners.

Vidar and Alan recieving the Trophy for Winning the Pairs League

2016/17 was also the year we had our first ever FA Cup style LACC Matchplay Championship where members fished head to head in a knockout competition. The final was contested between our Secretary Steve Wilson and Vidar and although it was a very close run final, Steve came out on top and was crowned the first ever Matchplay Champ !

Steve with one of the Zander that won him the Matchplay Final.

Our Big Open Competition of the Year was once again the Predator Pairs and once again it was a sell out with 50 anglers signing up within a few days of the event being advertised. There were some great catches and it was brilliant to see that two LACC members Richard Haines and Mike McGuire lifted the Trophies on the day.

Richard and Mike ensured that the Predator Pairs Trophies stayed in LACC members hands.

The diary of events and Competitions for 2017/18 is as follows

Round 1 league - April 1st

Friendly Cup  - April 22nd

Round 2 league - May 20th

Sep 9th - Singles Championship

Round 3 league - Sep 23rd

Monster Hunt - Oct 14th

Round 4 league - November 4th

PRed pairs - Nov 19th

Xmas match - Dec31st

Round 5 and AGM - Feb 10th


We have been a little concerned about the catches we have have been having from a couple of sections of our waters in the last 18 months or so. It was therefore decided to stock the Stockton end of the Grand Union with around 400lb of silver fish and bream, hopefully this will not only provide our traditional coarse anglers with some good catches, but will also kick start the ecosystem and provide better predator fishing in the next few years. We have also recently stocked around 450 5"-7" chub in the canal around the Welsh Road area, it is hoped that these chub will thrive and provide excellent sport for lure fishing and general coarse fishing in seasons to come.

Our Head Bailiff Felix Hay helping to stock Chub in the canal.

A Close up of some of the chub that were stocked.


Ay the end of last year Felix Hay was appointed as Head Bailiff and Felix has since attended training run by the Angling Trust, Environment Agency and Police. He has also signed up to the Angling Trust Volunteer Bailiff Scheme. Felix is looking for volunteers to join his group of Bailiffs who check permits and keep a close eye out for paoching, poluution and any other issues on the canal stretches we lease. Our Policy is to take a softly softly approach to bailiffing our waters and bailiffs will only be expected to carry out their duties while they are fishing, so there is no need to commit to extra "patrols". If you are interested and would like to know more without committing yourself then please drop Felix and email on


Finally we thought we might finish this Newsletter with a few pictures of some nice fish that have been caught recently..just to encourage you to get out there and get fishing !

Carl Arcus with a belter of a zander

John Rimell with a lovely Zed caught from the South Stratford Canal

Felix Hay with a fat Chub from the South Stratford

Felix with his PB canal Zander of 6lb 2oz

Time to Renew Your Membership to the LACC !

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Tuesday, 7th March 2017 @ 12:13pm

Dear Member

Unless you have already renewed for season 2017/18 you membership of the Lure Anglers Canal Club has now expired and you need to re-join the club before you can fish our waters. (If you have already renewed for 2017/18 then thank you and my apologies for sending you this email, but time was short and it's a pain of a job to go through the list and remove those that have renewed).

We have just taken on a new stretch of the South Stratford canal that is fishing very well indeed, particlularly for zander and yet we haven't increased the cost of membership, so you would be mad not to renew ! To sign up for another years membership, simply click the link below.


We have a host of events lined up for 2017/18 which will be announced soon, but in the meantime: get renewing..then get out there fishing !

Tight Lines.

Very Important Lure Anglers Canal Club News !

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Monday, 13th February 2017 @ 10:49pm

Two Important things... 

Memberships are now available for 2017/18 season, so if you want to fish any of our waters after the end of February, get online and get your memberships now..Price held at £20 for another year !


The AGM Friendly Fish-In and Final round of the Pairs League is being held this Saturday 18th of February so sign up NOW !

  • Grab a bacon butty
  • Fish the friendly fish in or the pairs match
  • Eat the free buffet and have a good chinwag with other members
  • Hear how the club is progressing and have your say about comps, waters and stocking
  • See the club comps winners pick up their prizes


AGM and Friendly Fish-in Plus the last round of the Pairs League.

E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Saturday, 4th February 2017 @ 10:46am

The LACC Annual General Meeting and Friendly Fish-In will be held on


Lowsonford Village Hall
Rookery Ln, Lowsonford B95 5ER

 MEMBERS WELCOME - So come along and...

  • Grab a bacon butty
  • Fish the friendly fish in or the pairs match
  • Eat the free buffet and have a good chinwag with other members
  • Hear how the club is progressing and have your say about comps, waters and stocking
  • See the club comps winners pick up their prizes



Schedule for the Day

8.30am - Bacon Rolls and hot drinks served

9.00am - Friendly Fish In and Final Round of Pairs Match begin
(the friendly fish in will be held on our water below the lock at Lowsonford down to the end of our water at Preston Bagot. The Pairs Match will be held on the water above the lock at Lowsonford up to the other end of our water just below Lapworth.)

2.30pm Pairs match and friendly fish in ends

3.00pm Buffet served

3.30pm AGM starts

AGM Agenda

  1. Meeting Opened by Club Chair John Cheyne
  2. Secretary's Report
  3. Treasurer's report
  4. Head Bailiffs report
  5. Powerpoint presentation by John Cheyne looking back over the year and suggesting some ideas for the coming season
  6. Competitions in 2017/18
  7. Friendly Fish-Ins in 2017/18
  8. Stocking in 2017/18
  9. New waters in 2017/18
  10. AOB
  11. Annual Prize Giving
  12. Close of meeting

Any members who wish to submit an item for AOB should contact the Club Secretary Steve Wilson by email

AGM and Pairs League Round 6

  • Saturday, 18th February 2017 (all day)
    Location: Lowsonford Village Hall

    The LACC Annual General Meeting and Friendly Fish-In will be held on

Pairs League Round 5

  • Sunday, 15th January 2017 (all day)
    Location: Radford Bottom Lock

    Round 5 of the Pairs League has been moved to our Radford Stretch by popular demand. We will be…

    • 10 people attended

Christmas Cracker

  • Thursday, 29th December 2016 (all day)
    Location: New Club Stretch that will be opening next year !

    The LACC will be taking on another stretch of the South Stratford Canal in the new year, but…

LACC Pairs League Round 4 (Blue Lias and Above)

  • Saturday, 22nd October 2016 (all day)
    Location: Blue Lias Pub

    The 4th Round of the Club Pairs League will be centred around the Blue Lias pub, but teams will…

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