Booking is open for round three of the pairs league, and this time we’ll be fishing on two different canals.
The match will be held on our South Stratford stretch of canal and on the northern end of our main stretch of the Grand Union Canal. The canals will be split into five sections. Teams will be drawn into sections and will compete to win their section and the overall match.
The water will be closed for practising from Friday, October 15.
NOTE: We will 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 3, Hatton and South Stratford Canal.
Saturday October 23, 2021, 8am
8am – Meet at CRT car park Hatton Locks.
8.15am – Briefing
8.25am – Competitors can head off to sections on foot or in car
8.45am – Fishing starts
2.45pm – Fishing ends on towpath and competitors return to Hatton on foot or in car
3.15pm – results and prize-giving
The match will be held on the following sections of canal:
Section 1: South Stratford Lock 50 Wilmcote bottom lock to Lock 39 Odd lock.
Section 2: South Stratford Bridge 47 Old Warwick Road to Lock 31 Ned’s Lock Lowsonford
Section 3: South Stratford Lock 31 Ned’s Lock Lowsonford to Bridge 38 Broom Hall Bridge
Section 4: Grand Union Bridge 54 Hatton Locks car park to Shrewley Tunnel
Section 5: Grand Union Shrewley Tunnel to Bridge 62 Rowington.
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 before the lock and the second section starts after it.