Entries open for the chance to win prestigious Kingfisher Trophy

Join us at Warwick on Sunday May 21 for a chance to win the Kingfisher Trophy and be named the Lure Angler Canal Club’s individual champion 2023.

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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.

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

Grand Union bridge 54 Hatton down to bridge 44 Myton Road, Leamington.

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 Justin Ashby. Any places not taken up in the matchplay will go to the next best-placed angler.

The water will be closed for practising from Friday May 12. 

7.15am – Meet at Welton Road, Warwick CV34 5PZ.

7.30am – Registration

7.45am – Competition Briefing

8.00am – Fishing begins

2.00pm – All anglers must be back at the start

2.30pm – Results and prize-giving

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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 a competition-standard fish measure (on an unhooking mat) and with their competitor’s sticker in the picture.

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). The photo should be taken from above and the nose and tail of the fish should be clearly visible. If in doubt, retake the photo.

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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