Sign up for the chance to win the LACC Kingfisher Trophy

Alan Brown, left, is defending the Kingfisher Trophy he won in 2019

Lure Anglers Canal Club Individual Championship.

Radford Lock, 8.15am, Saturday November 7 2020


Join us at Radford Lock on Saturday November 7 for a chance to win the Kingfisher Trophy and be named the Lure Angler Canal Club’s individual champion 2020.

We’ll be fishing as individuals this time on a stretch of canal that has both produced some big fish and some great competition lengths in recent years.

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 and a video that shows how it works at

If you have any issues with the app contact match secretary Derek Holmes at

The match is open to members of the Lure Anglers Canal Club fishing individually and will be held on the following stretch of canal:

Grand Union bridge 41 Tachbrook Road , Leamington Spa, down to bridge 30 Welsh Road.

It is an individual competition in its own right. The 15 best-placed anglers will automatically qualify to take part in the LACC matchplay competition alongside the defending matchplay champion. Any places not taken up in the matchplay will go to the next best-placed angler.

The water will be closed for practising from Thursday October 29. 

8.15am – Meet at Radford Lock.

8.30am – Registration

8.45am – Competition Briefing

9.00am – Fishing begins

3.00pm – All anglers must be back at Radford Lock

3.30pm – Results and prize-giving


Entry to the competition will cost £5.00 per angler (payable in advance).

Fishing is with lures only

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 anglers 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.

Fish are measured to the tip of the tale, and the measurement is rounded up to the nearest centimetre (eg 15.1cm is recorded as 16cm).

All anglers must carry an unhooking mat and landing net.

The winner will be decided by who catches the longest combined length of perch, pike, zander, chub and ruffe.

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.

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