Saturday, September 26, 2020, 7.15am
The match will be held using the usual rules (see below) on the following stretch of canal: Grand Union bridge 54 Hatton down to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.
The water will be closed for practising from Thursday, September 17 – Any competitors found fishing the stretch between September 17 and the day of the match will be disqualified.
NOTE: We will be adhering to the Angling Trust Covid-19 guidelines for lure matches To help us keep to these guidelines and to improve the efficiency and enjoyment of the competition we will also be using the Score Fishing app to record fish captures, lengths and photos. If you do not already have the app, you must download it and register with Score Fishing before the match. There is a one-off fee of £1.99 for the app. There is more information about how Score Fishing works on the website http://www.scorefishing.com and a video that shows how it works.
7.15am – Meet in car park at the end of Welton Road.
7.30am – Registration
7.45am – Competition Briefing
8.00am – Fishing begins
2.00pm – All catch returns must be in
2.15pm – Results and prize-giving
LACC PAIRS LEAGUE RULES
Entry to each round of the competition will cost £5.00 per team (payable in advance via our website).
Fishing is with lures only.
The league will be competed over 4 matches this year, with each team’s best 3 results counting towards the final league table.
No keeping of any fish in landing nets and continuing to fish. All fish must be measured and photographed as soon as they are caught and then immediately released. The penalty for breaching this rule is disqualification.
Each angler may only fish with one rod at a time. (although they may carry as many rods as they wish).
Each angler may only use one lure at a time (no multi-lure rigs).
All teams must photograph all fish caught on the fish measure provided (on an unhooking mat) and with their competitor’s card in the picture using a camera or phone that allows photos to be viewed
All anglers must carry an unhooking mat and net.
The winners of each round will be decided by which team catches the longest combined length of perch, pike, zander, chub and ruffe.
There will also be a bonus of 25cm given to each team for each different species of qualifying fish they catch (ie. if you manage to catch at least one perch, pike and zander then your team will get a 75cm bonus).
Points will be awarded to the top six teams at each event as follows:
1st – 20 points
2nd – 16 points
3rd – 13 points
4th – 11 points
5th – 10 points
6th – 9 points
All other teams that catch will be awarded 5 points
Each team will be allowed to use one substitute angler on two occasions during the duration of the league competition, so if your partner is unavailable, you can fish with a substitute partner on a maximum of two occasions.
In the event of a tie between any of the top 3 teams at the end of 5 rounds, the winning team will be the team that had the most round wins. If teams are still tied, it will be decided by which team gained the most number of points from all 5 rounds combined.
The longest perch and zander caught at each event will also earn their team an extra 5 points.
By entering the competition you agree to abide by the club and competition rules of the Lure Anglers Canal Club and accept that you take part in this event at your own risk.