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.