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
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.
We’re pleased to announce some dates for matches for the rest of the season, including the Predator Pairs open. They are:
Things won’t be quite the same. We’ve reduced the pairs league from five rounds to four because of the time we’ve lost. The matchplay won’t take place this year but we’ve fitted in an individual match in November, and this will be the qualifier for next year’s matchplay, which will start in spring.
We’ll be sticking to the Angling Trust guidelines on lure matches. More details on exactly how it will work will be posted when booking opens.
Look forward to seeing you all on the bank again soon.
Fishing will resume on LACC Waters on Wednesday 13th May, with some restrictions in place:
Everyone fishing MUST be a member or have bought a day ticket online before fishing.
DO NOT fish on narrow sections of towpath where social distancing from others using the towpath would be difficult.
DO NOT fish near moored boat.
All Angling Trust guidelines on fishing should also be adhered to. See Below.
All fishing on LACC waters was suspended on March 25th 2020. No angling should take place on any of our waters until restrictions have been lifted by the government. A full version of this message is available in several languages below.