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

Dates Announced For 2019/20 Matches

Ok it’s time to get the new seasons events in your diary !

Listing for season 2019/20

Pairs league

Sat March 16 pairs 1 at Hatton
Sat June 8 pairs 2 at Blue Lias
Sat Sep 28 pairs 3 Warwick
Sat Nov 2 pairs 4 Radford 
Sat Feb 15 pairs 5 and AGM

Other dates
Sun Nov 24 Predator Pairs

Sun 12th May Individual Championship

Events are for members only with the exception of the Predator Pairs. Watch out for detailed announcements about each event. We will also be holding a number of informal “Friendly Fish-Ins” where members can chat, meet fellow members and pick up tips and advice from more experienced anglers. Dates to follow.

No Wasps Here crowned pairs league champions

Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes of No Wasps Here were crowned 2018-19 pairs league champions at the Lure Anglers Canal Club annual prize-giving held after this year’s AGM at Knowle Village Hall.


Steve and Derek amassed 77 points thanks to two wins, two runner-up places and one third-placed finish in the five matches.


There was a tie for second place between John Cheyne and Gary Palmer/Adam Kirby of Snoek-Baar Stars and Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown of Team No Name, who both finished with 65 points.


The prize for biggest zander caught in the pairs league went to Jamie Potts for his 62cm fish caught at Hatton. Biggest perch went to Steve Wilson for a 37cm fish caught at Knowle and biggest pike to Mike McGuire for a 58cm fish caught at the Blue Lias.


Vidar also received the Lalique Crystal trophy for his win in this year’s matchplay competition.


Huge thanks to our sponsors Todber Manor Lure Division for the tackle vouchers awarded to our winners and runners-up.


PAIRS LEAGUE 2018-19 FINAL TABLE


No Wasps Here……………………….77

Snoek-Baar Stars…………………….65

Team No Name……………………….65

Canalmasters………………………….57

Trentside Predator Angling………..54

Weapons of Match Destruction….48

Mombakkies……………………………35

UK Lures………………………………..32

PKS…………………………………………..29

Lockbusters…………………………….20

Perchinators……………………………20

Brummies……………………………….15

El Solitario(s)…………………………..10

Team SHUK……………………………10

The River-Soarpranos………………10

VampireS………………………………..10

Dad n Lad…………………………………5

Hunters…………………………………….5

C? S?……………………………………….0

Gunki Monkeys………………………….0

Keeping it Reel…………………………..0

SSLA1………………………………………0

Team Smashing It………………………0


No Wasps Here take final pairs round with 1004cm

15 teams headed out on the Grand Union canal at Knowle for the final showdown in this year’s Lure Anglers Canal Club pairs league. At least three teams were in with a shout of winning the league. Winning the match looked like being key to this year’s final placings.


Wasping gear was out in force at what has traditionally been a small perch venue. The perch were there as usual . . . . but not necessarily in the usual places.


In the end, No Wasps Here of Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes took advantage of finding a couple of large shoals in two different places to run out winners with 1004cm. And to show that wasping isn’t just about the small perch, Steve also grabbed the team a bonus five points by netting the day’s biggest perch at 37cm. The win also made Steve and Derek this year’s pairs league champions.


John Cheyne and Adam Kirby came second with 625cm after finding a big shoal of perch around a boat, and Weapons of Match Destruction of Jamie Potts and Tom Knight were third with 507cm.


Largest zander of 56cm went to Joanna Davies of PKS.


The first match in the new season’s pairs league will be at Hatton on Saturday, March 16.


ROUND 5 RESULTS

No Wasps Here…………………….1004

Snoek-Baar Stars……………………625

Weapons of Match Destruction…507

Team no Name……………………….444

Canalmasters…………………………425

UK Lures……………………………….391

Mombakkies…………………………..317

PKS………………………………………162

River Soarpranos……………………147

The Brummies………………………….83

Trentside predator angling…………65

El Solitarios……………………………..56

Team Hunter……………………………44

Perchinators…………………………….39

VampireS………………………………….0