The prestigious Kingfisher Trophy awaits the LACC individual champion

Welton Road, Warwick, 7.15am, Sunday May 22, 2022

Join us at Warwick on Sunday May 22 for a chance to win the Kingfisher Trophy and be named the Lure Angler Canal Club’s individual champion 2022.

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We’ll be fishing as individuals this time on a stretch of canal that has both produced some big fish and some great competition lengths in recent years.

We will be using the Score Fishing app to record fish captures, lengths and photos.

If you do not already have the app, you must download it and register with Score Fishing before the match. There is a one-off fee of £1.99 for the app. There is more information about how Score Fishing works on the website http://www.scorefishing.com and a video that shows how it works at https://www.facebook.com/scorefishing/videos/783307745387668

If you have any issues with the app contact match secretary Derek Holmes at lacccompetitions@gmail.com

The match is open to members of the Lure Anglers Canal Club fishing individually and travelling on foot. It will be held on the following stretch of canal:

Grand Union bridge 54 Hatton down to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.

It is an individual competition in its own right. The 15 best-placed anglers will automatically qualify to take part in the LACC matchplay competition alongside the defending matchplay champion Nick Wilson. Any places not taken up in the matchplay will go to the next best-placed angler.

The water will be closed for practising from Friday May 13. 

7.15am – Meet at Welton Road, Warwick.

7.30am – Registration

7.45am – Competition Briefing

8.00am – Fishing begins

2.00pm – All anglers must be back at the start

2.30pm – Results and prize-giving

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LACC INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

Entry to the competition will cost £5.00 per angler (payable in advance).

Fishing is with lures only

No keeping of any fish in landing nets and continuing to fish. All fish must be measured and photographed as soon as they are caught and then immediately released. The penalty for breaching this rule is disqualification

Each angler may only fish with one rod at a time. (although they may carry as many rods as they wish)

Each angler may only use one lure at a time (no multi-lure rigs).

All anglers must photograph all fish caught on a competition-standard fish measure (on an unhooking mat) and with their competitor’s card in the picture using the Score Fishing app. Please bring your own measures if possible.

Fish are measured to the tip of the tale, and the measurement is rounded up to the nearest centimetre (eg 15.1cm is recorded as 16cm). The photo should be taken from above and the nose and tail of the fish should be clearly visible. If in doubt, retake the photo.

All anglers must carry an unhooking mat and landing net.

The winner will be decided by who catches the longest combined length of perch, pike, zander, chub and ruffe.

By entering the competition you agree to abide by the club and competition rules of the Lure Anglers Canal Club and accept that you take part in this event at your own risk.

Pairs league is back with round 1 at Warwick now open for booking

Booking is open for round one of the 2022-23 pairs league on more than ten miles of our stretch of the Grand Union Canal.

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The match will be held between bridge 54 at Hatton and bridge 23 Stockton Road, Stockton, on Saturday April 30. The canal will be split into five sections. Teams will be drawn between sections and will compete to win their section and the overall match.

There is one change to the rules as discussed at the recent AGM. There will be no bonus points in this year’s pairs league. Read full details of the format and rules and point-scoring.

The water will be closed for practising from Friday, April 22.

NOTE: We will be using the Score Fishing app to record fish captures, lengths and photos.

If you do not already have the app, you must download it and register with Score Fishing before the match. There is a one-off fee of £1.99 for the app. Find out how Score Fishing works.

BOOK HERE

Pairs league round 1, Warwick.

Saturday April 30, 2022, 7am

7am – Meet in car park at the end of Welton Road.

7.15am – Competition Briefing

7.25am – Competitors can head off to sections on foot or in car

8.00am – Fishing starts

2.00pm – Fishing ends on towpath and competitors return to Welton Road on foot or in car. Fish registered in the app after 2pm will not count

2.45pm – results and prize-giving

The match will be held on the following sections of canal:

Section 1: Grand Union bridge 54 Hatton down to Lock 25 Cape Top lock.

Section 2: Lock 25 Cape Top Lock to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.

Section 3: Bridge 44 Myton Road to bridge 34 Offchurch Lane, Radford Semele

Section 4: Bridge 34 Radford Semele to lock 18 Welsh Road

Section 5: Lock 18 Welsh Road to Bridge 23 Stockton Road

Check the CR&T map for exact locations of the section boundaries

Teams will be drawn to fish a particular section. There will be a minimum of four pairs to a section. For example, if 12-15 pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2 and 3. If 16-19 pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3 and 4. If 20 or more pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Where a bridge forms the boundary to a section, teams from both sections may fish under the bridge. However, you should not cast out into the next or preceding section. Where a lock forms the boundary, the first section ends above the lock and the second section starts below it.

Match dates agreed for 2022/23 season

Event dates for the coming season have been agreed by the committee (see below).

Don’t forget the final match of this season, which takes place at the Blue Lias on Saturday 19 February.

The match will be followed by the club agm and prize-giving in the Blue Lias at 3.30pm. There will be a buffet, a short meeting and the annual prize-giving. All are welcome.

If you wish to raise anything at the agm, please email lureanglerscanalclub@gmail.com

Pairs league 2022/23

Sat April 30 Pairs league 1

Sat Sept 24 Pairs league 2

Sat Oct 22 Pairs league 3

Sat Dec 3 Pairs league 4

Sat Feb 18 Pairs league 5

Other dates
Sun May 22 individual champs Warwick

Sun Nov 20 Predator Pairs open Warwick

Events are for members only with the exception of the Predator Pairs. Watch out for detailed announcements about each event.

Enter the final round of pairs league and join us for the AGM and Annual Prizegiving

Booking is open for round five of our pairs league on more than ten miles of our stretch of the Grand Union Canal. The match will be followed by a buffet and the club’s agm and annual prizegiving.

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The match will be held between bridge 18 Tomlow Bridge, Calcutt, and Lock 25 Cape Top lock (by the Cape of Good Hope pub), Warwick, on Saturday February 19. The canal will be split into five sections. Teams will be drawn between sections and will compete to win their section and the overall match. Check the CR&T map for exact locations of the section boundaries

Read full details of the format, rules and point-scoring.

The water will be closed for practising from Friday, February 11.

We will also be using the Score Fishing app to record fish captures, lengths and photos. If you do not already have the app, you must download it and register with Score Fishing before the match. There is a one-off fee of £1.99 for the app. Find out how Score Fishing works.

BOOK HERE

Pairs league round 5, Blue Lias, Stockton.

Saturday February 19, 2022, 8am

8am – Meet in fishing car park at the Blue Lias pub, Stockton.

8.05am – Registration

8.15am – Competition Briefing

8.30am – Competitors can head off to sections on foot or in car

9.00am – Fishing starts

3.00pm – Fishing ends on towpath and competitors return to Blue Lias pub on foot or in car

3.30pm – Buffet in Blue Lias pub, followed by club agm and annual prizegiving.

The match will be held on the following sections of canal:

Section 1: Bridge 23 Stockton Road to bridge 18 Tomlow Bridge, Calcutt

Section 2: Lock 18 Welsh Road to bridge 23 Stockton Road

Section 3: Bridge 34 Radford Semele to lock 18 Welsh Road

Section 4: Bridge 44 Myton Road to bridge 34 Offchurch Lane, Radford Semele

Section 5: Lock 25 Cape Top Lock to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.

Check the CR&T map for exact locations of the section boundaries

Teams will be drawn to fish a particular section. There will be a minimum of four pairs to a section. For example, if 12-15 pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2 and 3. If 16-19 pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3 and 4. If 20 or more pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Where a bridge forms the boundary to a section, teams from both sections may fish under the bridge. However, you should not cast out into the next or preceding section. Where a lock forms the boundary, the first section ends above the lock and the second section starts below it. The water will be closed for practising from Friday February 11.

Booking Now open for round 4 of the Pairs league

Booking is open for round four of the pairs league, which takes place on the same stretches as round 3.

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The match will be held on our South Stratford stretch of canal and on the northern end of our main stretch of the Grand Union Canal. The canals will be split into five sections. Teams will be drawn into sections and will compete to win their section and the overall match.

Read full details of the new format and revised rules and point-scoring.

The water will be closed for practising from Friday, November 26.

NOTE: We will be using the Score Fishing app to record fish captures, lengths and photos.

If you do not already have the app, you must download it and register with Score Fishing before the match. There is a one-off fee of £1.99 for the app.

BOOK HERE

Pairs league round 4, Hatton and South Stratford Canal.

Saturday December 4, 2021, 8am

8am – Meet at CRT car park Hatton Locks.

8.15am – Briefing

8.25am – Competitors can head off to sections on foot or in car

9am – Fishing starts

3pm – Fishing ends on towpath and competitors return to Hatton on foot or in car

3.30pm – results and prize-giving

The match will be held on the following sections of canal:

Section 1: South Stratford Lock 50 Wilmcote bottom lock to Lock 39 Odd lock.

Section 2: South Stratford Bridge 47 Preston Bagot to Lock 31 Ned’s Lock Lowsonford

Section 3: South Stratford Lock 31 Ned’s Lock Lowsonford to Bridge 38 Broom Hall Bridge

Section 4: Grand Union Bridge 54 Hatton Locks car park to Shrewley Tunnel

Section 5: Grand Union Shrewley Tunnel to Bridge 62 Rowington.

Teams will be drawn to fish a particular section. There will be a minimum of four pairs to a section. For example, if 12-15 pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2 and 3. If 16-19 pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3 and 4. If 20 or more pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Where a bridge forms the boundary to a section, teams from both sections may fish under the bridge. However, you should not cast out into the next or preceding section. Where a lock forms the boundary, the first section ends before the lock and the second section starts after it.