DATES OF next season’s LURE FISHING MATCHES

We’re pleased to announce some dates for our lure fishing competitions next year.

This has been a tough year, and we don’t expect things to get any easier before the spring.

We’ve agreed to start afresh from April with a new pairs league. We’ll also be hosting an individual championship, our matchplay event, and the predator pairs open.

The dates are provisional for now, and we’ve added a spare date to cater for any disruption.

  • Pairs league 1 – Sat April 17
  • Individuals – Sat May 22
  • Pairs league 2 – Sat June 19
  • Pairs league 3 – Sat Sept 25
  • Pairs league 4 – Sat Oct 23
  • Predator Pairs – Sun Nov 21
  • Pairs league 5 – Sat Dec 4
  • Spare date – Sat Feb 19

Predator Pairs takes a break for 2020 but will be back bigger and better in 2021

We regret to say that we have decided not to hold our Predator Pairs open competition this year. We are sorry to disappoint everyone, but we feel that the rising number of Covid cases means there are significant risks to the competition, the club, competitors and organisers in holding such a large event on our Warwick stretch.

We still intend to hold our already advertised individual championships on November 7 but will restrict numbers to 20. In the meantime, we will be discussing our future match programme and how we can better adapt to the circumstances.

We promise we will be back bigger and better next year with Predator Pairs.

Sign up for the chance to win the LACC Kingfisher Trophy

Alan Brown, left, is defending the Kingfisher Trophy he won in 2019

Lure Anglers Canal Club Individual Championship.

Radford Lock, 8.15am, Saturday November 7 2020

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Join us at Radford Lock on Saturday November 7 for a chance to win the Kingfisher Trophy and be named the Lure Angler Canal Club’s individual champion 2020.

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.

NOTE: We will be adhering to the Angling Trust Covid-19 guidelines for lure matches. To help us keep to these guidelines and to improve the efficiency and enjoyment of the competition 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. 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://youtu.be/HJo0bHyQ7_Y

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 will be held on the following stretch of canal:

Grand Union bridge 41 Tachbrook Road , Leamington Spa, down to bridge 30 Welsh Road.

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. Any places not taken up in the matchplay will go to the next best-placed angler.

The water will be closed for practising from Thursday October 29. 

8.15am – Meet at Radford Lock.

8.30am – Registration

8.45am – Competition Briefing

9.00am – Fishing begins

3.00pm – All anglers must be back at Radford Lock

3.30pm – Results and prize-giving

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 the fish measure provided (on an unhooking mat) and with their competitor’s card in the picture using a camera or phone that allows photos to be viewed.

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).

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.

Steve and Derek win at Warwick with 906 cm

A cold and biting wind greeted the 11 pairs as they set off for round 2 of the pairs league at Warwick.

Fears that it would affect the fishing were soon put to rest as more than 150 fish came to the net.

Congratulations to Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes who ran out clear winners with 906cm. Second were Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown with 610cm and third were Perchinators of Paul Claydon and Ben Wall with 503cm.

Bonus points for biggest zander went to Asia Davies of Top of the Class for her 44cm fish and for biggest perch to Alan Brown of Team No Name for his 33cm fish.

We used the Score Fishing ap for the first time for this match, and you can now see all the detail of the match at the Fishery Reports website http://fisheryreports.com/Competitions/2762/Stages

  • LEAGUE TABLE AFTER TWO ROUNDS
  • No Wasps Here………40
  • Team no name……….37
  • Team North West……21
  • Top of the class………20
  • Perchinators…………..18
  • Realistic Shad………..16
  • The Lure Lads………..14
  • The brummies………..14
  • Team Luretour……….13
  • Boinging Baggies……10
  • 6 6 6……………………..10
  • The tug is the drug….10
  • VampireS………………10
  • High and low…………..5
  • Crazy Fish………………5
  • On Yer Pike…… ………5
  • The Crays……………….0

Booking open for round 2 of the pairs league at Warwick

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Saturday, September 26, 2020, 7.15am

The match will be held using the usual rules (see below) on the following stretch of canal: Grand Union bridge 54 Hatton down to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.

The water will be closed for practising from Thursday, September 17 – Any competitors found fishing the stretch between September 17 and the day of the match will be disqualified.

NOTE: We will be adhering to the Angling Trust Covid-19 guidelines for lure matches To help us keep to these guidelines and to improve the efficiency and enjoyment of the competition 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. There is more information about how Score Fishing works on the website http://www.scorefishing.com and a video that shows how it works.

7.15am – Meet in car park at the end of Welton Road.

7.30am – Registration

7.45am – Competition Briefing

8.00am – Fishing begins

2.00pm – All catch returns must be in

2.15pm – Results and prize-giving

LACC PAIRS LEAGUE RULES

Entry to each round of the competition will cost £5.00 per team (payable in advance via our website).

Fishing is with lures only.

The league will be competed over 4 matches this year, with each team’s best 3 results counting towards the final league table.

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 teams must photograph all fish caught on the fish measure provided (on an unhooking mat) and with their competitor’s card in the picture using a camera or phone that allows photos to be viewed

All anglers must carry an unhooking mat and net.

The winners of each round will be decided by which team catches the longest combined length of perch, pike, zander, chub and ruffe.

There will also be a bonus of 25cm given to each team for each different species of qualifying fish they catch (ie. if you manage to catch at least one perch, pike and zander then your team will get a 75cm bonus).

Points will be awarded to the top six teams at each event as follows:

1st – 20 points

2nd – 16 points

3rd – 13 points

4th – 11 points

5th – 10 points

6th – 9 points

All other teams that catch will be awarded 5 points

Each team will be allowed to use one substitute angler on two occasions during the duration of the league competition, so if your partner is unavailable, you can fish with a substitute partner on a maximum of two occasions.

In the event of a tie between any of the top 3 teams at the end of 5 rounds, the winning team will be the team that had the most round wins. If teams are still tied, it will be decided by which team gained the most number of points from all 5 rounds combined.

The longest perch and zander caught at each event will also earn their team an extra 5 points.

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.

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