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.
The first sign of autumn is here – yes, it’s time to enter round 3 of the Lure Anglers Canal Club pairs league.
Fishing is on our prolific Warwick stretch on Saturday, September 28. Don’t worry if you haven’t fished round 1 and 2, you can still join us as long as you are a member.
Arrival is at 8.15am and fishing is between bridge 54 at Hatton and bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.
The water is closed to competitors for practising between September 18 and the start of the match.
Entry is £5 a pair. Click on this link to sign up.
The club are pleased to announce that long time member and former LACC Individual Champion Richard Haines has joined the committee in the new post of Angling Participation Officer. Richard is already a qualified Level 1 Angling Coach and the club will be paying for him to take his Level 2 course this year. Once that is in place Richard will be putting together a number of events aimed at getting new people into angling on our waters. Welcome Aboard Richard
Round 2 of the Lure Anglers Canal Club pairs league was no washout despite the heavy rain that fell during most of the match.
30 anglers set off from the Blue Lias pub to fish the Grand Union Canal between Welsh Road and Calcutt.
Some quality zander were landed, topped by a stunning fish of 74cm that fell to Greg Bafia and will be hard to beat for this year’s prize for biggest fish.
No Wasps Here of Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes finished first with a mainly perch catch of 513cm. Second were Trentside Predator Angling of Paul Danby and Lee Perry with a mixed catch of perch, zander and pike for 392cm. Third were Team No Name of Alan Brown and Vidar Thomassen with an all-zander catch of 373cm.
Despite retiring early after getting a soaking and catching three bream, Rob Busby picked up five bonus points for largest perch of 28cm.
Booking is now open for round 2 of our popular pairs league. We’re starting from the Blue Lias pub at Stockton on Saturday June 8. Note the earlier registration time of 7.30am for an 8am start, so we can get fishing ahead of the boat traffic.
Also note, parking is in the rally field opposite the entrance to the Blue Lias pub car park. No parking in the fisherman’s car park at the end of the track this year.
The competition stretch is Grand Union Welsh Road bridge 30 down to Calcutt bottom lock 3. The water will be closed to competitors for practising from May 31.
Points count towards the pairs league, but it is also a one-off match. If you are a member and haven’t fished in the pairs before, we’d love to see you. It’s friendly and fun competition. Book here.