Richard Joins the team to get more people into angling.

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

No Wasps Here win round 2 but big zander steals show

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.

  • ROUND 2 RESULTS
  • No Wasps Here…………………………513
  • Trentside Predator Angling……392
  • Team no name………………………….373
  • UK Lures…………………………………..343
  • Realistic Shad…………………………..318
  • Top of the class………………………..316
  • Snoek Baar Stars……………………..298
  • Mombakkies…………………………….280
  • Team North West…………………….268
  • Boinging Baggies……………………..261
  • Flambeau Selecta…………………….241
  • Canalmasters…………………………..180
  • VampireS………………………………….177
  • Blunt hooks……………………………….98
  • Brummie……………………………………95
  • Perchinators……………………………..49
  • LATEST TABLE
  • Team no name……………………….38
  • Realistic Shad…………………………31
  • Trentside Predator Angling…..31
  • No Wasps Here……………………….25
  • UK Lures…………………………………24
  • Mombakkies…………………………..16
  • Canalmasters………………………….14
  • Top of the class……………………….14
  • Boinging baggies…………………….10
  • Team North-West……………………10
  • VampireS…………………………………10
  • Flambeau Selecta……………………10
  • Blunt hooks…………………………….10
  • Brummie…………………………………10
  • Norfolk Enchancers………………..5
  • Aquaholics Anonymous………….5
  • The Lureless Lads……………………5
  • Billy no mates…………………………..5
  • Perchinators…………………………….5
  • Snoekbaar Stars……………………….5

Book now for round 2 of the LACC pairs league

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.

Alan takes Kingfisher Trophy with 350cm at Warwick

Alan receives the Kingfisher Trophy from chairman John Cheyne

Congratulations to Alan Brown who was crowned this year’s LACC individual champion after a tough day on the Grand Union Canal at Warwick.

Bright sunshine and heavy boat traffic made conditions difficult for the 25 competitors fishing for the Kingfisher Trophy.

Alan caught 9 zander and 3 perch (including the day’s biggest of 36cm) to finish with 350cm. Joanna Davies caught 9 zander to finish second on 312cm, and Gary Palmer was third with 9 zander and 2 perch for 302cm. Biggest zander of 53cm was caught by Steve Wilson.

The top 16 anglers qualify for this year’s matchplay championship. Any places not taken up in the matchplay will go to the next best-placed angler.

1 Alan Brown……………..350
2 Joanna Davies…………312
3 Gary Palmer…………….302
4 Derek Holmes………….274
5 Tomasz Cichowski……197
6 John Cheyne……………196
7 Steve Wilson……………177
8 Greg Bafia……………….169
9 Jo Daniel Cooper………129
9 Mike Busby………………129
11 John Smith……………….119
12 Slawomir Mikolajczak..103
13 Robert Busby…………..102
14 Szczepan Kurcon……..101
15 Jamie Potts………………96
16 Vidar Thomassen………91
17 Nick Wilson………………83
18 Mike Swannell …………70
19 Glyn Peart………………..61
20 Ashley Dixon…………….58
21 Mark Hawthorne……….55
22 Colin Kimberley………..40
23 David German………….20
24 David Smith……………….0
24 John Wilson……………….0

Sign up now for the 2019 individual championship

Sign up now for this year’s LACC individual championships at Warwick on Sunday May 12.

This is your chance to be crowned LACC individual champion for the 2019/20 season and to gain entry to our popular matchplay championship.

We’re holding the individual championship earlier this year so we can get the matchplay rounds in during the autumn and early winter when fishing is at its best.

The 15 best-placed contestants on May 12 will be entered into the matchplay competition where they will challenge last year’s winner and automatic qualifier Vidar Thomassen for the matchplay trophy.

The individual championship on May 12 is also a competition in its own right, won last year by Derek Holmes.

Fishing is between bridges 54 at Hatton and 44 at Myton Road, Leamington. The start time is slightly earlier than normal, 7.15am meet for an 8am start. There’s no practising by match competitors from May 3.

Click here for full details, the rules and booking.