We’re back on the Stratford and Grand Union canals for round four of the 2023-24 pairs league.
The match will be held on the whole of our Stratford Canal stretch and between Grand Union Shrewley Tunnel and Bridge 62 Rowington on Saturday December 2. The canal will be split into four sections. Teams will be drawn between sections and will compete to win their section and the overall match.
The water will be closed for practising from Friday, November 24.
Scoring will be paper-based for this match. Teams will be expected to photograph their score sheet at 3pm and send it to competition headquarters either via the LACC Facebook Messenger account or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pairs league round 4, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Saturday December 2, 2023, 8am
8am – Registration at Stratford-upon-Avon parkway.
8.15am – Competition Briefing
8.25am – Competitors can head off to sections on foot or in car
9.00am – Fishing starts
3.00pm – Fishing ends on towpath and competitors return to Stratford-upon-Avon parkway on foot or in car. Scoresheets must be photographed at 3pm and sent into competition HQ straight away.
3.45pm – 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 Neals Bridge 58.
Section 2: Neals Bridge 58 to Bridge 53 Wootton Waven
Section 3: South Stratford Bridge 47 Old Warwick Road to Bridge 38 Broom Hall Bridge
Section 4: 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 or more pairs enter, they will be drawn between sections 1, 2, 3 and 4.
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.