Book now for round 2 of the LACC pairs league

Booking is now open for round 2 of our popular pairs league. We’re starting from the Blue Lias pub at Stockton on Saturday June 8. Note the earlier registration time of 7.30am for an 8am start, so we can get fishing ahead of the boat traffic.

Also note, parking is in the rally field opposite the entrance to the Blue Lias pub car park. No parking in the fisherman’s car park at the end of the track this year.

The competition stretch is Grand Union Welsh Road bridge 30 down to Calcutt bottom lock 3. The water will be closed to competitors for practising from May 31.

Points count towards the pairs league, but it is also a one-off match. If you are a member and haven’t fished in the pairs before, we’d love to see you. It’s friendly and fun competition. Book here.

Alan takes Kingfisher Trophy with 350cm at Warwick

Alan receives the Kingfisher Trophy from chairman John Cheyne

Congratulations to Alan Brown who was crowned this year’s LACC individual champion after a tough day on the Grand Union Canal at Warwick.

Bright sunshine and heavy boat traffic made conditions difficult for the 25 competitors fishing for the Kingfisher Trophy.

Alan caught 9 zander and 3 perch (including the day’s biggest of 36cm) to finish with 350cm. Joanna Davies caught 9 zander to finish second on 312cm, and Gary Palmer was third with 9 zander and 2 perch for 302cm. Biggest zander of 53cm was caught by Steve Wilson.

The top 16 anglers qualify for this year’s matchplay championship. Any places not taken up in the matchplay will go to the next best-placed angler.

1 Alan Brown……………..350
2 Joanna Davies…………312
3 Gary Palmer…………….302
4 Derek Holmes………….274
5 Tomasz Cichowski……197
6 John Cheyne……………196
7 Steve Wilson……………177
8 Greg Bafia……………….169
9 Jo Daniel Cooper………129
9 Mike Busby………………129
11 John Smith……………….119
12 Slawomir Mikolajczak..103
13 Robert Busby…………..102
14 Szczepan Kurcon……..101
15 Jamie Potts………………96
16 Vidar Thomassen………91
17 Nick Wilson………………83
18 Mike Swannell …………70
19 Glyn Peart………………..61
20 Ashley Dixon…………….58
21 Mark Hawthorne……….55
22 Colin Kimberley………..40
23 David German………….20
24 David Smith……………….0
24 John Wilson……………….0

Sign up now for the 2019 individual championship

Sign up now for this year’s LACC individual championships at Warwick on Sunday May 12.

This is your chance to be crowned LACC individual champion for the 2019/20 season and to gain entry to our popular matchplay championship.

We’re holding the individual championship earlier this year so we can get the matchplay rounds in during the autumn and early winter when fishing is at its best.

The 15 best-placed contestants on May 12 will be entered into the matchplay competition where they will challenge last year’s winner and automatic qualifier Vidar Thomassen for the matchplay trophy.

The individual championship on May 12 is also a competition in its own right, won last year by Derek Holmes.

Fishing is between bridges 54 at Hatton and 44 at Myton Road, Leamington. The start time is slightly earlier than normal, 7.15am meet for an 8am start. There’s no practising by match competitors from May 3.

Click here for full details, the rules and booking.

Vidar and Alan take early lead in the pairs league

Alan and Vidar: round 1 winners

Congratulations to Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown of Team No Name who took an early lead in this year’s pairs league after catching 17 zander and perch for 580cm in round 1 at Hatton. Alan caught the day’s biggest perch at 35cm to add five bonus points to the 20 they gained for winning the match.

Second were Steve Coldicott and Greg Bafia fishing as Realistic Shad with a total of 424cm and third were Piotr Sroka and Maciej Szuchmilski fishing as UK Lures with 415cm.

Biggest zander of the day was 57cm caught by Paul Danby of Trentside Predator Angling.

Well done to all teams for braving the strong winds and posting an excellent set of catch returns.

  • Team No Name……………………..580
  • Realistic Shad………………………..424
  • UK Lures………………………………..415
  • Mombakkies………………………….340
  • Trentside Predator Angling….261
  • Canalmasters…………………………246
  • Boinging baggies…………………..214
  • Team North-West………………….210
  • No Wasps Here……………………..198
  • VampireS………………………………190
  • Top of the class……………………..122
  • Norfolk Enchancers………………118
  • Flambeau Selecta………………….111
  • Aquaholics Anonymous…………66
  • Blunt hooks………………………… …62
  • The Lureless Lads………… ………50
  • Billy no mates……………….. ……..38
  • Perchinators………………… ………..0
  • Snoekbaar Stars………….. …………0

Points after round 1

  • Team no name……………… ……….25
  • Realistic Shad ………………. ………16
  • Trentside Predator Angling………15
  • UK Lures ………………………. ……..13
  • Mombakkies…………………… ……..11
  • Canalmasters…………………. ……….9
  • Boinging baggies…………….. ……….5
  • Team North-West………………. …….5
  • No Wasps Here…………………. …….5
  • VampireS……………………………. …..5
  • Top of the class………………….. ……5
  • Norfolk Enchancers…………….. ……5
  • Flambeau Selecta……………….. …..5
  • Aquaholics Anonymous……… ……..5
  • Blunt hooks……………………….. …….5
  • The Lureless Lads……………… …….5
  • Billy no mates…………………… ……..5
  • Perchinators………………………. ……0
  • Snoekbaar Stars……………….. …….0

Get your names down for the 2019/20 pairs league

We’re open for booking for the new season’s Lure Anglers Canal Club pairs league for club members. Round 1 is at Hatton Locks on Saturday March 16. All the usual rules apply, with one slight change agreed at the club’s AGM last week. Largest pike caught will no longer qualify for five bonus points, as it’s more often than not the only pike caught. Pike will continue to count towards overall length as normal.

We’ll be fishing from bridge 51 in the north down to bridge 61 on the outskirts of Warwick, giving us five miles of fishing. Parking will be at the pay and display at Hatton locks. Don’t forget, no fishing on the stretch for competitors from March 7.

Book now