Team No Name of Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown ran home comfortable winners after amassing 820cm of perch and zander in round 3 of the pairs league held at Warwick.
While most teams headed south along the canal towards Leamington to fish water they already knew well, Vidar and Alan headed north towards Hatton to fish a stretch featuring in the competition for the first time. The pair finished up with 33 fish.
It proved a good decision with the rest left to compete for runners-up slots. Another four teams posted more than 500cm, including second-placed Canalmasters of Mike McGuire and Richard Haines (567cm) and third-placed No Wasps Here of Steve Wilson and Derek Holmes (554cm).
It was a particularly good day for the Canalmasters who picked up 10 bonus points for biggest pike (58cm) and biggest perch (34cm), both to the rod of Mike McGuire.
Largest zander of 55cm was caught by Daryn Pahl of Mombakkies.
The results saw Canalmasters move several places up the overall table to share top spot with No Wasps Here.
The Gunki Munkis of Tom Andrews and Dave Burgess proved their big-fish-hunting class for the second year in a row by winning the LACC specimen challenge.
Eight teams of two set off from The Leopard in Bishops Tachbrook to fish for the two biggest zander and two biggest perch on any of the LACC waters.
It was a close-run thing at the top with just three centimeters separating the top three teams. Zander of 50cm and 53cm did the trick for Tom and Dave as they finished with 159cm.
Biggest zander of the day at 59cm went to Adam Brooks of second-placed River Soarpranos.
Biggest perch at 36cm was caught by John Cheyne of 2 Blokes Fishing.
Every team caught at least two perch and two zander.
Next competition is the Warwick leg of the pairs league on September 30. Book here.
Entries are now open for round 3 of this year’s pairs league, which takes place on Sunday, September 30, on our premier stretch of canal in Warwick.
And this year’s Warwick event has a new twist. The club has special permission to fish the canal between our stretches at Warwick and Hatton Locks on the day of the competition.
It means the competition stretch will go from bridge 54 at Hatton Locks down to bridge 44 at Myton Road, Leamington. As usual, there will be no fishing by competitors between September 21 and the match.
Entry is £5 per team of two. Book here now.
Tickets are now available for the Lure Anglers Canal Club Specimen Challenge on Sunday, September 16.
Teams of two anglers will compete to see who can catch the best combined length of the two biggest zander and two biggest perch in a roving competition across all of LACC waters.
We’ll meet at the Leopard Inn, Bishops Tachbrook, in the morning and return later in the day for a finger buffet at the pub and prize-giving.
Entry is £20 per team. Buy tickets here.
The full list of remaining events for 2018/19 is:
Events are for members only with the exception of the Predator Pairs. Watch out for detailed announcements about each event.