There was a great turnout for the first round of this year’s LACC pairs league with 18 teams taking to the Grand Union Canal at Hatton Locks.
The fishing proved tough. Not a single perch was landed and the honours went to teams able to find and target some of the quality zander in this stretch.
Team Weapons of Mass Destruction of Jamie Potts and Tom Knight blew everyone else out of the water with a phenomenal 350cm of zander, all caught by Jamie. Jamie’s catch included two 62cm fish and a 58cm fish.
A long way behind in second were Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes of No Wasps Here with 119cm, including bonuses, made up of two zander of 46cm and 48cm. Third place went to Lee Perry and Paul Danby of Trentside Predator Angling with three zander for 115cm. Only seven teams caught on the day.
Full scoring results:
Weapons of Match Destruction 350cm
No Wasps Here 119cm
Trentside Predator Angling 115cm
Snoek-Baar Stars 66cm
Leigh Lure Anglers 59cm
Round 2 of the pairs league takes place at the Blue Lias on May 19.
Table after round 1
What a final day of the season ! The Pairs League was amazingly close with just 1 point between the top 3 teams ! Full results to follow, but huge congrats to The CanalMasters Mike and Richard for a well deserved victory…..JUST! Commiserations to defending champions Vidar & Alan and the form team of the last two matches Leo and Carl who came equal second and were pipped to the title by just one point ! Also great to see Jamie Potts picking up his Matchplay Trophy.
To help to ensure a succesful end to our 2017/18 season, we have decided to close our Lowsonforf stretch to fishing between now and the last match of ther Pairs League/AGM on 24th February. We would ask that members fish our other waters during this period.
I would remind you that if you would like to enter the final match of the pairs league or attend the AGM then you can register online HERE
If you still haven’t renewed your membership for the 2018/19 season then you can also do that HERE
We would also remind all members that when fishing at the marina at Wootten Wawen that utmost care must be taken to avoid hitting boats and ropes with lures. If you do manage to hook a boat or a rope, please contact the marina staff who will give you access to retreive your lure, they have had a number of issues with staff and customers injuring themsleves on lures stuck in ropes and will be grateful that you have asked to retrieve your lure.
We are pleased to announce that you can now sign up as a member of the Lure Anglers Canal Club for the 2018/19 season which starts on March 1st 2018.
What’s more we have just received notification that we have secured a lease on the Hatton Locks stretch of the Grand Union Canal for the coming season, so all members will be able to fish between bridges 52 (Ugly Road Bridge) and Bridge 62 in addition to all our other waters. This takes our combined length of canal fishing to well over 30 miles. (Click HERE for a full list of all our other waters)
We will also be running a whole host of matches and events during the coming season, including our ever popular Pairs League, Our Individual Championship, The FA Cup style Matchplay Champs and our great fun Specimen Challenge.
So what are you waiting for ? Head over to our lovely new look website and sign up for the 2018/19 season today. It’s the be
st value £20 in the whole of lure fishing !
The 4th round of our Pairs League was held at Hatton Locks as a guest venue, ahead of the possibility of us taking on the stretch for the new season. Low temperatures in the weeks leading up to the match meant that catches were likely to be low and that is how it proved, with some of our established “stars” finding the going very tough, while others managed to grind out a decent number of fish. However amongst the blanks and the cold fingers there were also some terrific fish caught. A strategy that saw them spend very little time fishing the lock pounds and instead concentrating on the canal above led to a deserved victory for Carl and Leo as Team SHUK lead the way with 13 fish for a total of 251cm including bonuses. Potto chipped in with a cracking best Zed of 51cm, Felix had a chunky best perch of 36cm and Karl had the only pike of the day at 58cm all of which earned their teams an extra 5 bonus points.