Eleven teams braved Storm Dennis along the towpath of the Stratford Canal at Lowsonford to do battle in the final round of the LACC pairs league.
The destination of the league title was at stake, and places needed to be won for this year’s LACC versus LAS match.
Unbelievably, the fishing turned out to be even worse than the weather. Only four teams caught, and only 12 fish were landed on the day. Five of those were pike.
Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown were runaway winners with two zander, three perch and a pike. Perchinators of Paul Claydon and Ben Wall were second with a pike and two perch, the Brummies of Rob Busby and Joel Kempson third with two pike, and Gary Palmer’s single pike helped him and club chairman John Cheyne to fourth.
Points for the biggest zander of 42cm went to Vidar and points for biggest perch of 30cm went to Paul.
It all meant a win for Vidar and Alan and Team No Name in this year’s pairs league with a grand total of 83 points. Second were Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes of No Wasps Here. Third were the Brummies of Rob Busby and Joel/Rob’s son Mike.
Chairman John Cheyne presented this year’s prizes for first, second and third at the club’s AGM held at Lowsonford Village Hall after the match.
Awards also went to Vidar Thomassen for his win in this year’s matchplay competition and to Greg Bafia for this year’s biggest zander in a competition (74cm), Alan Brown for biggest perch (36cm), and the late Greg Canter for biggest pike (98cm).
All the winners received vouchers for Todber Manor tackle shop that included a generous contribution from our sponsor Todber Manor Lure Division. Our thanks to them for their support this season, which also included prizes for the Predator Pairs in November. We are pleased to say that Todber Manor will be supporting us again in the coming season.