Sunday, 15th October 2017 at 12pm - 11pmSunday, 18th February 2018
The Lure Anglers Canal Club Matchplay Championship
This is a singles competition for those who qualified to compete by coming in the Top 16 places in our Individual Championship. It will be run in a round by round FA Cup Style knockout Format.
All entrants will be vying to win the title of LACC Matchplay Champion, The "Lalique Perch" Trophy .
The first round of ties will be fished between October 15th and November 12th 2017. Subsequant rounds will be fished between:
2nd round - November 17th and December 17th
3rd round - December 20th and January 14th
Final & 3rd/4th fish-off - January 16th and Feb 18th
There is No entry fee for this competition
Entry is for LACC members only who have qualified via our Individual Championship
As you will be fishing alone with another club member this competition is for over 18's only for safegaurding reasons.
During the draw you will be allocated a starting point for your match from one of the numbered starting points below.
It is essentail that all entrants fill in their phone and email details when entering and it is a condition of the competition that entrants are happy for us to pass on this contact information to the competitor they are drawn against.
Below is a full list of the 1st round draw
All competitors must make a reasonable effort to agree a date on which their competition tie will be fished. If competitors cannot agree a suitable date for the match to be fished then it should be refferred to the match committee who will decide if either party has not made a reasonable effort to agree a date, if they decide that this is the case then they reserve the right to award the tie to the other competitor. If the tie cannot be fished and neither party is judged to be in the wrong, the tie will be decided by the toss of a coin, by the competition committee.
All matches should be competed over a 6 hour period
The winner of each match will be the competitor who catches the longest combined length of the following fish: Pike(any length), Zander(any length), Ruffe(any length), Chub(any length), Perch(12cm and over only).
All fish should be measured in the presence of you opponent and the length of fish signed for. Opponents must stop fishing and take the time to help you measure and record the fish caught accurately and sign off the fish as it is caught. neither angler should begin fishing again until the paperwork is complete.
Each angler may only fish with one rod at a time. (although they may carry as many rods as they wish)
Each anglers may only use one lure at a time (no multi-lure rigs).
All anglers must carry an unhooking mat and net.
Both anglers must stay within 30m of each other at all times and competitors must help each other with unhooking and measuring of fish.
The first angler drawn in the tie will decide where to fish and when to move for the first 3 hours of the match. The angler drawn second will decide for the 2nd 3 hours of the match. All matches MUST start from their designated starting point. Anglers can only move about on foot and should use no other form of transport during the match.
added on Sunday, 15th October 2017 by John Cheyne