Storm Dennis fails to thwart Vidar and Alan’s charge to title

Eleven teams braved Storm Dennis along the towpath of the Stratford Canal at Lowsonford to do battle in the final round of the LACC pairs league.

The destination of the league title was at stake, and places needed to be won for this year’s LACC versus LAS match.

Unbelievably, the fishing turned out to be even worse than the weather. Only four teams caught, and only 12 fish were landed on the day. Five of those were pike.

Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown were runaway winners with two zander, three perch and a pike. Perchinators of Paul Claydon and Ben Wall were second with a pike and two perch, the Brummies of Rob Busby and Joel Kempson third with two pike, and Gary Palmer’s single pike helped him and club chairman John Cheyne to fourth.

Points for the biggest zander of 42cm went to Vidar and points for biggest perch of 30cm went to Paul.

It all meant a win for Vidar and Alan and Team No Name in this year’s pairs league with a grand total of 83 points. Second were Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes of No Wasps Here. Third were the Brummies of Rob Busby and Joel/Rob’s son Mike.

Chairman John Cheyne presented this year’s prizes for first, second and third at the club’s AGM held at Lowsonford Village Hall after the match.

Awards also went to Vidar Thomassen for his win in this year’s matchplay competition and to Greg Bafia for this year’s biggest zander in a competition (74cm), Alan Brown for biggest perch (36cm), and the late Greg Canter for biggest pike (98cm).

All the winners received vouchers for Todber Manor tackle shop that included a generous contribution from our sponsor Todber Manor Lure Division. Our thanks to them for their support this season, which also included prizes for the Predator Pairs in November. We are pleased to say that Todber Manor will be supporting us again in the coming season.

  • FINAL PAIRS LEAGUE TABLE
  • Team no name ……………………….83
  • No Wasps Here………………………..58
  • Brummies………………………………..53
  • Perchinators……………………………51
  • Realistic Shad………………………….47
  • Trentside Predator Angling…..46
  • UK Lures………………………………….40
  • Canalmasters…………………………..29
  • Team North-West……………………28
  • Top of the class……………………….24
  • Mombakkies……………………………21
  • Boinging baggies…………………….20
  • VampireS…………………………………20
  • Snoekbaar Stars……………………..16
  • Norfolk Enchancers……………….15
  • Flambeau Selecta…………….. …..10
  • Blunt hooks…………………………….10
  • Squid………………………………………10
  • Aquaholics Anonymous………….5
  • The Lureless Lads……………………5
  • Billy no mates…………………………..5
  • Zanderinators………………………….5
  • The Tug is the Drug………………….5
  • No Blanks…………………………………5

Lowsonford hosts round 5 of Pairs League and the AGM

Booking is now open for the final round of this year’s members-only pairs league on Saturday February 15 followed by the club AGM and annual awards.

Fishing is on our Lowsonford stretch of the Stratford Canal between bridge 38 (Broom Hall Bridge) and bridge 47 (Old Warwick Road, Preston Bagot).
As usual, the water will be closed for practising from Thursday 6 February – any competitors found fishing the stretch between Thursday 6 February and the day of the match will be disqualified.

Fishing will be followed by a buffet and the club AGM at 3pm in Lowsonford Village Hall. All members are welcome to come and hear about and have their say on competitions, waters and stocking.

Book here for round 5 and the AGM
If you’d like to come to the AGM only, reserve a place here so we know how many to cater for.

AGM

3.00pm Buffet served

3.30pm AGM starts

AGM Agenda

  1. Meeting Opened by Club Chair John Cheyne
  2. Secretary’s Report
  3. Treasurer’s report
  4. Head bailiff’s report
  5. Chairman’s report
  6. Apointment of membership secretary
  7. Participation events
  8. Competitions 
  9. Stocking 
  10. New waters
  11. AOB
  12. Annual Prize Giving
  13. Close of meeting

4.30pm Annual awards


Any members who wish to submit an item for AOB should contact the Club Secretary Steve Wilson by email stevewilson701@btinternet.com

Adam and Nathan win our Predator Pairs on a tough day at Warwick

Congratulations to team Castaways of Adam Brooks and Nathan Goodwin who won this year’s Predator Pairs with a hard-won 242cm. Teams had to record their four longest perch and four longest zander. It was a tough ask on a day when the canal was still carrying a lot of colour from the recent torrential rain.

Team Canalmasters of Mike McGuire and Richard Haines were second with 238cm and Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown third with 227cm.

Biggest zander of 58cm was caught by Marcin Kusztelak of Polish Fishing Club and biggest perch of 34cm went to Andy Dougan of Power Rangers.
Thanks to our sponsor Todber Manor Lure Division who provided tackle vouchers to our winners and a purchase discount to all our competitors.

This year’s event was in memory of our friend, fellow angler and LACC member Greg Canter, who passed away earlier this year. Greg’s brother Andrew and his fishing partner Daryn Pahl presented the trophies and fished the competition. Proceeds from the event will be shared in honour of Greg with Get Hooked on Fishing and to buy starter kit for our own Get Into Lure Fishing events.

Thank you to all who supported our event today. See Facebook for more photos.

RESULTS

  • Castaways…………………………242
  • Canalmasters……………………238
  • Team no name………………….227
  • Realistic Shad……………………217
  • SHUK…………………………………200
  • POLISH fishing Club…………198
  • UK Lures……………………………192
  • Top Of The Class……………….169
  • Power Rangers………………….166
  • Polichnowski……………………..161
  • Any fish will do!………………..153
  • River wolves 2…………………..152
  • Nothing to see here…………..151
  • Lures and Oatcakes…………..142
  • Pasjonaci…………………………….129
  • The Squids………………………….127
  • Braid in England. ………………126
  • Pred Masters……………………….125
  • Motorpike……………………………123
  • Biltong & vors……………………..122
  • Specimen Fishing UK………….101
  • Polish Fishing Club……………….78
  • The Cutters…………………………….76
  • Trentside Predator Angling….71
  • Perchinators………………………….68
  • Team WIDŁY………………………….57
  • Mombakkies………………………….48
  • Snoek Baar Stars…………………..38
  • Wasp Hunters………………………..35
  • River Wolves……………………………0

Team No Name win round 4 and top the pairs league

Fourteen teams chose the pouring rain and driving winds of the Grand Union Canal towpath at Radford over the rugby world cup final today. It was a good choice (honest) as the day saw a closely fought contest and all but one team catching fish.

Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown ran out winners with 397cm made up of 8 perch and 5 zander. Second were Realistic Shad of Stephen Coldicott and Greg Bafia with 352cm that included 3 zander, 6 perch and a pike. Third were No Wasps Here of Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes with 325cm made up of 10 perch and 3 zander.

Biggest zander of 46cm was caught by Paul Claydon and largest perch of 34cm was caught by Tom Andrews.

There’s only one round left to fish, and this year’s title is still up for grabs. Team No Name have a narrow lead at the top of the league followed by No Wasps Here and Realistic Shad.

PAIRS LEAGUE ROUND 4
Team no name……………………..397
Team Realistic Shad…………….352
No Wasps Here…………………….325
Perchinators…………………………301
Trentside Predator Angling…277
The Brummies………………………241
Top of the class……………………..214
Team North West………………….204
UK Lures……………………………….198
Squid……………………………………..136
Boinging Baggies………………….126
VampireS………………………………100
Norfolk Enchancers………………87
The tug is the drug…………………0

LATEST TABLE
Team no name…………………………63
No Wasps Here………………………..58
Realistic Shad…………………………..47
Trentside Predator Angling……46
UK Lures………………………………….40
Brummies………………………………..40
Perchinators……………………………30
Canalmasters………………………….29
Team North-West……………………28
Top of the class……………………….24
Mombakkies……………………………21
Boinging baggies…………………….20
VampireS………………………………..20
Norfolk Enchancers……………….15
Flambeau Selecta…………………..10
Blunt hooks…………………………….10
Squid……………………………………….10
Aquaholics Anonymous…………..5
The Lureless Lads…………………….5
Billy no mates…………………………..5
Snoekbaar Stars……………………….5
Zanderinators…………………………..5
The Tug is the Drug………………….5
No Blanks…………………………………5

No Wasps Here win round 3 on prolific Warwick canal

The Grand Union canal at Warwick showed once again why it is the LACC’s most prolific stretch of water. Thirty-two anglers fishing round 3 of the pairs league caught 169 fish between them.

Ten teams finished with more than 300cm and 7 teams returned more than 400cm.

Winners on the day were No Wasps Here, Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes, with 22 fish for a total of 695cm.

Brummies, the father and son team of Rob and Mike Busby, took second with 20 fish for 571cm. Rob also caught the biggest perch of the day at 34cm to net five bonus points.

Third was Team North West of Balint Koder and Brachna Gyorgy with 17 fish for 548cm.

Mike McGuire of Canalmasters took the bonus points for the biggest zander of the day at 65cm.

  • ROUND 3 RESULTS
  • No Wasps Here……………………695
  • Brummies……………………………571
  • Team North West………………..548
  • UK Lures……………………………..450
  • Canalmasters………………………446
  • Perchinators……………………….422
  • Team no name……………………400
  • Trentside Predator Angling..385
  • Mombakkies……………………….374
  • Boinging Baggies………………..369
  • No blanks……………………………297
  • The Tug Is The Drug…………..235
  • Zanderinators…………………….189
  • Top of the Class…………………..137
  • VampireS……………………………..52
  • Squid……………………………………49
  • LEAGUE TABLE AFTER ROUND 3
  • No Wasps Here………………………45
  • Team no name ………………………43
  • Trentside Predator Angling…..36
  • UK Lures ………………………………..35
  • Realistic Shad…………………………31
  • Brummies……………………………….31
  • Canalmasters………………………….29
  • Team North-West…………………..23
  • Mombakkies…………………………..21
  • Top of the class………………………19
  • Boinging baggies……………………15
  • VampireS………………………………..15
  • Perchinators…………………………..14
  • Flambeau Selecta…………………..10
  • Blunt hooks…………………………….10
  • Norfolk Enchancers…………………5
  • Aquaholics Anonymous…………..5
  • The Lureless Lads……………………5
  • Billy no mates…………………………..5
  • Snoekbaar Stars……………………….5
  • Squid………………………………………..5
  • Zanderinators………………………….5
  • The Tug is the Drug…………………5
  • No Blanks…………………………………5