Dates Announced For 2019/20 Matches

Ok it’s time to get the new seasons events in your diary !

Listing for season 2019/20

Pairs league

Sat March 16 pairs 1 at Hatton
Sat June 8 pairs 2 at Blue Lias
Sat Sep 28 pairs 3 Warwick
Sat Nov 2 pairs 4 Radford 
Sat Feb 15 pairs 5 and AGM

Other dates
Sun Nov 24 Predator Pairs

Sun 12th May Individual Championship

Events are for members only with the exception of the Predator Pairs. Watch out for detailed announcements about each event. We will also be holding a number of informal “Friendly Fish-Ins” where members can chat, meet fellow members and pick up tips and advice from more experienced anglers. Dates to follow.

No Wasps Here crowned pairs league champions

Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes of No Wasps Here were crowned 2018-19 pairs league champions at the Lure Anglers Canal Club annual prize-giving held after this year’s AGM at Knowle Village Hall.


Steve and Derek amassed 77 points thanks to two wins, two runner-up places and one third-placed finish in the five matches.


There was a tie for second place between John Cheyne and Gary Palmer/Adam Kirby of Snoek-Baar Stars and Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown of Team No Name, who both finished with 65 points.


The prize for biggest zander caught in the pairs league went to Jamie Potts for his 62cm fish caught at Hatton. Biggest perch went to Steve Wilson for a 37cm fish caught at Knowle and biggest pike to Mike McGuire for a 58cm fish caught at the Blue Lias.


Vidar also received the Lalique Crystal trophy for his win in this year’s matchplay competition.


Huge thanks to our sponsors Todber Manor Lure Division for the tackle vouchers awarded to our winners and runners-up.


PAIRS LEAGUE 2018-19 FINAL TABLE


No Wasps Here……………………….77

Snoek-Baar Stars…………………….65

Team No Name……………………….65

Canalmasters………………………….57

Trentside Predator Angling………..54

Weapons of Match Destruction….48

Mombakkies……………………………35

UK Lures………………………………..32

PKS…………………………………………..29

Lockbusters…………………………….20

Perchinators……………………………20

Brummies……………………………….15

El Solitario(s)…………………………..10

Team SHUK……………………………10

The River-Soarpranos………………10

VampireS………………………………..10

Dad n Lad…………………………………5

Hunters…………………………………….5

C? S?……………………………………….0

Gunki Monkeys………………………….0

Keeping it Reel…………………………..0

SSLA1………………………………………0

Team Smashing It………………………0


No Wasps Here take final pairs round with 1004cm

15 teams headed out on the Grand Union canal at Knowle for the final showdown in this year’s Lure Anglers Canal Club pairs league. At least three teams were in with a shout of winning the league. Winning the match looked like being key to this year’s final placings.


Wasping gear was out in force at what has traditionally been a small perch venue. The perch were there as usual . . . . but not necessarily in the usual places.


In the end, No Wasps Here of Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes took advantage of finding a couple of large shoals in two different places to run out winners with 1004cm. And to show that wasping isn’t just about the small perch, Steve also grabbed the team a bonus five points by netting the day’s biggest perch at 37cm. The win also made Steve and Derek this year’s pairs league champions.


John Cheyne and Adam Kirby came second with 625cm after finding a big shoal of perch around a boat, and Weapons of Match Destruction of Jamie Potts and Tom Knight were third with 507cm.


Largest zander of 56cm went to Joanna Davies of PKS.


The first match in the new season’s pairs league will be at Hatton on Saturday, March 16.


ROUND 5 RESULTS

No Wasps Here…………………….1004

Snoek-Baar Stars……………………625

Weapons of Match Destruction…507

Team no Name……………………….444

Canalmasters…………………………425

UK Lures……………………………….391

Mombakkies…………………………..317

PKS………………………………………162

River Soarpranos……………………147

The Brummies………………………….83

Trentside predator angling…………65

El Solitarios……………………………..56

Team Hunter……………………………44

Perchinators…………………………….39

VampireS………………………………….0

Sign up now for the final pairs round and our AGM

Sign up now for the final round of this season’s pairs league at our Knowle stretch on Saturday, February 16. Things couldn’t be closer at the top of the league with several teams still in the running for honours. There are also coveted places to be won in the LACC team to take on the LAS later this year.

We meet at the King’s Arms at Knowle as usual where the pub is open from 7am if you fancy a coffee or breakfast.

The pairs league will be followed by our annual buffet, prize-giving and AGM at nearby Knowle Village Hall.

Book here for the pairs league and agm

Book here to attend the AGM only

Just to confirm, the match and agm are on Saturday, February 16. We had two different dates on the website. Apologies for any confusion. As usual, the match stretch is closed to competitors from February 7. Anyone fishing between February 7 and the start of the match will be disqualified.

Join our fun festive fish-in

Get some festive fishing in at this year’s Lure Anglers Canal Club Christmas bash. This is a friendly get-together for members of the club to enjoy some friendly fishing, a bit of banter and exchange a few gifts.

Sign-up is free. We only ask that you wrap up a suitable lure angling gift worth around £10 to go in a draw. We’ll gather in the pub afterwards and each angler will draw a wrapped gift from Santa’s sack.

8.30am – Meet in car park at Lowsonford Village Hall.

9am – Fishing

3pm – Meet back at car park

3.15pm – Drinks and gifts at the Fleur de Lys

4.00pm – Homeward sleighs

Register now