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

Leigh Lure Anglers…………………..24

Lockbusters…………………………….20

Perchinators……………………………20

Brummies……………………………….15

El Solitario(s)…………………………..10

PKS……………………………………….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

Sign up now for the final pairs round and our AGM

Sign up now for the final round of this season’s pairs league at our Knowle stretch on Saturday, February 16. Things couldn’t be closer at the top of the league with several teams still in the running for honours. There are also coveted places to be won in the LACC team to take on the LAS later this year.

We meet at the King’s Arms at Knowle as usual where the pub is open from 7am if you fancy a coffee or breakfast.

The pairs league will be followed by our annual buffet, prize-giving and AGM at nearby Knowle Village Hall.

Book here for the pairs league and agm

Book here to attend the AGM only

Just to confirm, the match and agm are on Saturday, February 16. We had two different dates on the website. Apologies for any confusion. As usual, the match stretch is closed to competitors from February 7. Anyone fishing between February 7 and the start of the match will be disqualified.

Join our fun festive fish-in

Get some festive fishing in at this year’s Lure Anglers Canal Club Christmas bash. This is a friendly get-together for members of the club to enjoy some friendly fishing, a bit of banter and exchange a few gifts.

Sign-up is free. We only ask that you wrap up a suitable lure angling gift worth around £10 to go in a draw. We’ll gather in the pub afterwards and each angler will draw a wrapped gift from Santa’s sack.

8.30am – Meet in car park at Lowsonford Village Hall.

9am – Fishing

3pm – Meet back at car park

3.15pm – Drinks and gifts at the Fleur de Lys

4.00pm – Homeward sleighs

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Wilsons dominate Pairs League Round Four

The recent Pairs League match at Radford was a spectacular success with huge numbers of fish caught in the clear water and mild conditions. The Top four teams in the League all put in a great performance and took the top four places in the match today. In total 21 anglers caught an amazing 63m of perch and zander. However it was Team “No Wasps Here” who smashed the rest of the field with a quite remarkable total of 19m83cm. That’s 65 feet in old money !!  Well done to Steve Wilson and his son Nick, who was in as a substitute for Derek Holmes. Full result below

1 No Wasps Here 1983cm
2 Team No Name 938cm
3 Snoek Baar Stars 829cm (plus bonus for biggest pike)
4 Canal Masters 735cm
5 Trentside Predator Anglers 618cm (plus bonus for Zander + perch)
6 UK Lures 369cm
7 Leigh Lure Anglers 363cm
8 Lockbusters 321cm
9 El Solitario 183cm
10 Vampires 156cm
11) Perchinators 143cm

The league after round 4 looks like this:

No Wasps Here…………………………65
Snoek-Baar Stars………………………60
Canalmasters……………………………56
Team No Name…………………………54
Trentside Predator Angling…………54
Weapons of Match Destruction……35
Mombakkies……………………………..25
Leigh Lure Anglers…………………….24
UK Lures………………………………….23
Lockbusters………………………………20
Perchinators……………………………..10
Team SHUK……………………………..10
VampireS…………………………………10
Dad n Lad…………………………………5
El Solitario…………………………………5
The River-Soarpranos………………..5
C? S?……………………………………….0
Gunki Monkeys………………………….0
Keeping it Reel…………………………..0
SSLA1………………………………………0
Team Smashing It………………………0

Predator Pairs 2019 set to be a classic

With a prize fund of over £500 this years Predator Pairs looks like being the biggest yet, as teams of two anglers battle it our to lift the prestigious trophy. The event is open to all and will be fish on the LACC’s premier Warwick stretch that always produces fantastic catches of perch and zander.

This year the The best 4 zander and best 4 perch from each team will count towards the team’s overall total.

Paul Parnell shows off one of the big perch from a previous Pred Pairs event.

Todber Manor have now come on board as Sponsors so the top three teams in this years Predator Pairs will each win £60 worth of Todber Manor Gift Vouchers. So the Prizes Fund now looks like this :
Winning Team: £200 cash + £60 Todber Vouchers
2nd Place Team: £100 cash + £60 Todber Vouchers
3rd Place Team: £50 cash + £60 Todber Vouchers

We are delighted to have Todber Manor Lure Division on board as sponsors

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Secure your place for popular Predator Pairs

Member priority booking is now available for our popular open competition the Predator Pairs, to be held at Warwick on Sunday, November 25.

Members have access to priority booking for 15 of the 30 team places until the end of Thursday. The remaining tickets are open to all anglers from Friday.

The competition will be based at its usual headquarters in Warwick, but anglers will be able to fish anywhere between Hatton top lock 46 and Tachbrook Road bridge 41, Leamington Spa, this year.

Teams of two will fish for their longest four zander and longest four perch. Prizes include £100 cash each for the winning pair, £50 each for the second placed pair and £25 each for third.

Visit the booking page to secure your place and read the full details and rules of the competition.

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Book now for round 4 of the pairs at Radford Lock

Tickets are now available for round 4 of the pairs league at Radford, our members-only competition. There’s very little in it at the top of the league so lots of teams will be eyeing a good performance on one of the more popular sections of LACC water.

The match section is Grand Union bridge 41 Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa, down to bridge 30 Welsh Road.

Note: car parking is severely restricted at this location. Only one car per team will be allowed to park at the venue. Please car share. We have permission to use the White Lion car park in Radford for a small number of cars during the day. Teammates arriving from different directions should meet there first and then come down to the canal in one car.

Book here now.

Watch out soon for details of the LACC Predator Pairs open competition on November 25.

Derek takes kingfisher trophy with 624cms

Warwick once again showed why it is the LACC’s premier match fishing stretch as the top ten anglers in today’s individual championship all returned more than 300cms.

The best three results all came from anglers who headed towards the Leamington end. Derek Holmes took the kingfisher trophy with 23 perch and two zander for a total of 624cm. Last year’s champion Richard Haines was runner-up with 519cm. Steve Wilson was third with 492cm.

Biggest fish of the day was a 56cm zander that fell to the rod of fifth-placed Greg Canter.

The top 16 all qualify for the LACC matchplay where individual anglers go head to head in a straight knockout competition to find the matchplay champion.

Full results

1. Derek Holmes 624cm
2. Richard Haines 519cm
3. Steve Wilson 492cm
4. Balint Koder 419cm
5. Greg Canter 411cm
6. Tom Andrews 377cm
7. Mike McGuire 349cm
8. John Cheyne 343cm
9. Vidar Thomassen 334cm
10. Gary Palmer 318cm
11. Alan Brown 274cm
12. John Smith 136cm
13. Chris Mugan 130cm
14. Adam Brooks 127cm
15. Joel Kempson 110cm
16. Jared Cleary 87cm
17. Felix Hay 70cm
18. Mike Busby 66cm
19. Rob Busby 57cm

Who will win the 2018 individual crown?

Booking is now open for the individual championship at Warwick on Saturday, October 20.

No need for partners this time. Fish solo for the right to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Richard Haines and be crowned the LACC’s individual champion for 2018.

The top 16 anglers also qualify for the keenly contested matchplay competition in which anglers go head-to-head Ryder Cup-style at selected waters. Any places not taken up for the matchplay go to the next best-placed anglers, so there’s plenty to fish for on the day.

The match stretch will be from Grand Union bridge 54 at Hatton down to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.

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Vidar and Alan take the right turn to win round 3

Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown ran home comfortable winners after amassing 820cm of perch and zander in round 3 of the pairs league held at Warwick.

While most teams headed south  along the canal towards Leamington to fish water they already knew well, Vidar and Alan headed north towards Hatton to fish a stretch featuring in the competition for the first time. The pair finished up with 33 fish.

It proved a good decision with the rest left to compete for runners-up slots. Another four teams posted more than 500cm, including second-placed Canalmasters of Mike McGuire and Richard Haines (567cm) and third-placed No Wasps Here of Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes (554cm).

It was a particularly good day for the Canalmasters who picked up 10 bonus points for biggest pike (58cm) and biggest perch (34cm), both to the rod of Mike McGuire.

Largest zander of 55cm was caught by Daryn Pahl of Mombakkies.

The results saw Canalmasters move several places up the overall table to share top spot with No Wasps Here.

Round 3 results

  1. Team no name                            820
  2. Canalmasters                              567
  3. No Wasps Here                           554
  4. Snoek Baar Stars                        519
  5. Trentside predator angling        505
  6. UK Lures                                       457
  7. Brummies                                    303
  8. Mombakkies                               293
  9. SHUK                                            279
  10. El Solitario                                  265
  11. VampireS                                   201
  12. Leigh Lure Anglers                   192
  13. Lock Busters                             189
  14. Perchinators                              144

Latest table

  1. Canalmasters                                               45
  2. No Wasps Here                                            45
  3. Snoek-Baar Stars                                         42
  4. Team No Name                                            38
  5. Weapons of Match Destruction                35
  6. Trentside Predator Angling                        34
  7. Mombakkies                                                 25
  8. Leigh Lure Anglers                                       19
  9. Lockbusters                                                  15
  10. UK Lures                                                      14
  11. Brummies                                                    10
  12. Perchinators                                                10
  13. Team SHUK                                                 10
  14. Dad n Lad                                                      5
  15. The River-Soarpranos                                 5
  16. VampireS                                                      5
  17. C? S?                                                              0
  18. Gunki Monkeys                                            0
  19. Keeping it Reel                                             0
  20. SSLA1                                                            0
  21. Team Smashing It                                       0

Gunki Munkis strike big for second year in a row

The Gunki Munkis of Tom Andrews and Dave Burgess proved their big-fish-hunting class for the second year in a row by winning the LACC specimen challenge.

Eight teams of two set off from The Leopard in Bishops Tachbrook to fish for the two biggest zander and two biggest perch on any of the LACC waters.

It was a close-run thing at the top with just three centimeters separating the top three teams. Zander of 50cm and 53cm did the trick for Tom and Dave as they finished with 159cm.

Biggest zander of the day at 59cm went to Adam Brooks of second-placed River Soarpranos.

Biggest perch at 36cm was caught by John Cheyne of 2 Blokes Fishing.

Every team caught at least two perch and two zander.

Next competition is the Warwick leg of the pairs league on September 30. Book here.

Full results

  1. Gunki Munkis 159cm
  2. River Soarpranos 158cm
  3. Team No Name 156cm
  4. Canal Masters 141cm
  5. Pure Lure 138cm
  6. 2 Blokes Fishing 129cm
  7. No Wasps Here 117cm
  8. Busbys 115cm