Book now for round 1 of the new-look pairs league

Booking is open for round one of our new-look pairs league on more than ten miles of our stretch of the Grand Union Canal.


The match will be held between bridge 54 at Hatton and bridge 23 Stockton Road, Stockton, on Saturday May 22. The canal will be split into five sections. Teams will be drawn between sections and will compete to win their section and the overall match.

Read full details of the new format and revised rules and point-scoring.

The water will be closed for practising from Friday, May 14.

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. Find out how Score Fishing works.


Pairs league round 1, Warwick.

Saturday May 22, 2021, 7am

7am – Meet in car park at the end of Welton Road.

7.05am – Registration

7.25am – Competition Briefing

7.30am – Competitors can head off to sections on foot or in car

8.00am – Fishing starts

2.00pm – Fishing ends on towpath and competitors return to Welton Road on foot or in car

2.05pm – Deadline to log in the app a fish hooked in the last minutes of competition

2.30pm – All competitors should be back at Welton Road

2.45pm – results and prize-giving

The match will be held on the following sections of canal:

Section 1: Grand Union bridge 54 Hatton down to Lock 25 Cape Top lock.

Section 2: Lock 25 Cape Top Lock to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.

Section 3: Bridge 44 Myton Road to bridge 34 Offchurch Lane, Radford Semele

Section 4: Bridge 34 Radford Semele to lock 18 Welsh Road

Section 5: Lock 18 Welsh Road to Bridge 23 Stockton Road

Teams will be drawn to fish a particular section. There will be a minimum of four pairs to a section. For example, if 12-15 pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2 and 3. If 16-19 pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3 and 4. If 20 or more pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Where a bridge forms the boundary to a section, teams from both sections may fish under the bridge. However, you should not cast out into the next or preceding section. Where a lock forms the boundary, the first section ends above the lock and the second section starts below it. The water will be closed for practising from Friday May 14.

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