John was one of the founders of the club and has been a keen lure angler for many years. As Chairman he tries to ensure that the club never loses it’s key objective of being a fun, friendly organisation. His greatest skill is finding people more competent than himself to do the real work on the committee !
Steve is the guy that looks after our relationship with the Canal and Rivers Trust and advises on our stocking policy. He is a skilled canal lure angler and was the inaugural winner of our Matchplay Championship in 2017. Along with John Cheyne he also won our first ever Pairs League Championship. Whenever there is a lure fishing competition, Steve’s name will be near the top of the leader board !
Treasurer and coaching events
Richard Haines has recently taken on the treasurer’s role. He is a qualified angling coach and runs coaching events for members.
Nick Wilson has just taken on the role of membership secretary. He is a rising young lure angler and, like his father Steve, is never far from the leader board in any competiotion.
Felix is the nicest, friendliest Head Bailiff you have ever met. A fairly recent convert to lure fishing, Felix has taken no time at all to get annoyingly good at it ! Felix has been trained by the Angling Trust and as well as being head bailiff for the club is also part of the National Voluntary Bailiff Service which runs in association with the Environment Agency. When he’s not fishing, Felix splits his leisure time between Astronomy and Skydiving ! ( I kid you not )
Chairman and match secretary
Derek has been on the committee as match secretary since 2018 and recently took over as chairman. Derek is an accomplished angler and without doubt, one of the nicest guys in lure fishing.
The Club Members
The most important people in the LACC aren’t the committee, they are our wonderful members. There’s something about the club that brings out the best in people and you only need to attend one of our events or bump into some fellow members on the bank to experience the buzz of camaraderie that you get from proudly being a member of the Lure Anglers Canal Club !