Tickets are now available for round 4 of the pairs league at Radford, our members-only competition. There’s very little in it at the top of the league so lots of teams will be eyeing a good performance on one of the more popular sections of LACC water.
The match section is Grand Union bridge 41 Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa, down to bridge 30 Welsh Road.
Note: car parking is severely restricted at this location. Only one car per team will be allowed to park at the venue. Please car share. We have permission to use the White Lion car park in Radford for a small number of cars during the day. Teammates arriving from different directions should meet there first and then come down to the canal in one car.
Watch out soon for details of the LACC Predator Pairs open competition on November 25.
Warwick once again showed why it is the LACC’s premier match fishing stretch as the top ten anglers in today’s individual championship all returned more than 300cms.
The best three results all came from anglers who headed towards the Leamington end. Derek Holmes took the kingfisher trophy with 23 perch and two zander for a total of 624cm. Last year’s champion Richard Haines was runner-up with 519cm. Steve Wilson was third with 492cm.
Biggest fish of the day was a 56cm zander that fell to the rod of fifth-placed Greg Canter.
The top 16 all qualify for the LACC matchplay where individual anglers go head to head in a straight knockout competition to find the matchplay champion.
1. Derek Holmes 624cm
2. Richard Haines 519cm
3. Steve Wilson 492cm
4. Balint Koder 419cm
5. Greg Canter 411cm
6. Tom Andrews 377cm
7. Mike McGuire 349cm
8. John Cheyne 343cm
9. Vidar Thomassen 334cm
10. Gary Palmer 318cm
11. Alan Brown 274cm
12. John Smith 136cm
13. Chris Mugan 130cm
14. Adam Brooks 127cm
15. Joel Kempson 110cm
16. Jared Cleary 87cm
17. Felix Hay 70cm
18. Mike Busby 66cm
19. Rob Busby 57cm
Booking is now open for the individual championship at Warwick on Saturday, October 20.
No need for partners this time. Fish solo for the right to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Richard Haines and be crowned the LACC’s individual champion for 2018.
The top 16 anglers also qualify for the keenly contested matchplay competition in which anglers go head-to-head Ryder Cup-style at selected waters. Any places not taken up for the matchplay go to the next best-placed anglers, so there’s plenty to fish for on the day.
The match stretch will be from Grand Union bridge 54 at Hatton down to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.
Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown ran home comfortable winners after amassing 820cm of perch and zander in round 3 of the pairs league held at Warwick.
While most teams headed south along the canal towards Leamington to fish water they already knew well, Vidar and Alan headed north towards Hatton to fish a stretch featuring in the competition for the first time. The pair finished up with 33 fish.
It proved a good decision with the rest left to compete for runners-up slots. Another four teams posted more than 500cm, including second-placed Canalmasters of Mike McGuire and Richard Haines (567cm) and third-placed No Wasps Here of Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes (554cm).
It was a particularly good day for the Canalmasters who picked up 10 bonus points for biggest pike (58cm) and biggest perch (34cm), both to the rod of Mike McGuire.
Largest zander of 55cm was caught by Daryn Pahl of Mombakkies.
The results saw Canalmasters move several places up the overall table to share top spot with No Wasps Here.
The Gunki Munkis of Tom Andrews and Dave Burgess proved their big-fish-hunting class for the second year in a row by winning the LACC specimen challenge.
Eight teams of two set off from The Leopard in Bishops Tachbrook to fish for the two biggest zander and two biggest perch on any of the LACC waters.
It was a close-run thing at the top with just three centimeters separating the top three teams. Zander of 50cm and 53cm did the trick for Tom and Dave as they finished with 159cm.
Biggest zander of the day at 59cm went to Adam Brooks of second-placed River Soarpranos.
Biggest perch at 36cm was caught by John Cheyne of 2 Blokes Fishing.
Every team caught at least two perch and two zander.
Next competition is the Warwick leg of the pairs league on September 30. Book here.
Entries are now open for round 3 of this year’s pairs league, which takes place on Sunday, September 30, on our premier stretch of canal in Warwick.
And this year’s Warwick event has a new twist. The club has special permission to fish the canal between our stretches at Warwick and Hatton Locks on the day of the competition.
It means the competition stretch will go from bridge 54 at Hatton Locks down to bridge 44 at Myton Road, Leamington. As usual, there will be no fishing by competitors between September 21 and the match.
Entry is £5 per team of two. Book here now.
Tickets are now available for the Lure Anglers Canal Club Specimen Challenge on Sunday, September 16.
Teams of two anglers will compete to see who can catch the best combined length of the two biggest zander and two biggest perch in a roving competition across all of LACC waters.
We’ll meet at the Leopard Inn, Bishops Tachbrook, in the morning and return later in the day for a finger buffet at the pub and prize-giving.
Entry is £20 per team. Buy tickets here.
The full list of remaining events for 2018/19 is:
Events are for members only with the exception of the Predator Pairs. Watch out for detailed announcements about each event.
It was a glorious day to be out on the Grand Union Canal today with not a wedding in sight and plenty of fish on the feed.
Round 2 of the pairs league was held on the club’s Blue Lias stretch. Zander were showing well with the 15 teams sharing 60 zander between them, including 5 50cm-plus specimens. Perch were not so plentiful, but the day also saw 3 pike, 2 chub and 2 ruffe caught. Every team caught and scored points towards the league.
Clear winners were the Snoek-Baar Stars of John Cheyne and Gary Palmer who returned 14 zander, 6 perch and a pike for 529cm. Second were No Wasps Here, Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes, with 371cm made up of 7 zander, 2 chub and a perch, and third were Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown with 6 zander, including 4 50cm-plus fish, and a perch for 339cm.
Biggest zander went to Vidar with 57cm. Biggest pike of 41 cm fell to the Mombakkies’ Greg Canter, and biggest perch of 27cm to the Lockbusters’ Karl Olasz.
Snoek-Baar Stars 529
No Wasps Here 371
Team No Name 339
Trentside Predator Angling 318
Weapons of Match Destruction 268
Team SHUK 217
UK Lures 161
Leigh Lure Anglers 143
The River-Soarpranos 83
Dad n Lad 51
It all leaves the league table finely poised at the top with just 4 points separating the top 3 teams.
Next round is on September 30 on our prolific Warwick stretch.
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.