The LACC was formed to create a club which would cater for anglers who love lure fishing and to ensure that the fishery will be managed with predators given equal consideration to other fish. We are more than happy to welcome anglers who wish to fish more traditional methods and also except match bookings from clubs, subject to availability.
NON MEMBERS MAY FISH, BUT DAY TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FROM BAILIFFS ON THE BANK AND MUST BE BOUGHT ONLINE BEFORE FISHING. JUST CLICK THE "DAY TICKETS" TAB ABOVE.
E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 @ 8:58pm
At the time of writing just over 100 members had renewed their membership to the club. As last season only finished a little over two weeks ago, we have decided to include members who have not yet renewed in the circulation list for this newsletter, but be warned you will not receive any further updates unless you.... RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
EVENTS & COMPETITIONS
2017/18 was a fantastic year for the club, with membership topping out at well over 200 members and some memorable fish being caught. Our Pairs League was as popular as ever and a big congratulations go to Vidar Thomassen and Alan Brown who dominated the league from the start and were very worthy winners.
Vidar and Alan recieving the Trophy for Winning the Pairs League
2016/17 was also the year we had our first ever FA Cup style LACC Matchplay Championship where members fished head to head in a knockout competition. The final was contested between our Secretary Steve Wilson and Vidar and although it was a very close run final, Steve came out on top and was crowned the first ever Matchplay Champ !
Steve with one of the Zander that won him the Matchplay Final.
Our Big Open Competition of the Year was once again the Predator Pairs and once again it was a sell out with 50 anglers signing up within a few days of the event being advertised. There were some great catches and it was brilliant to see that two LACC members Richard Haines and Mike McGuire lifted the Trophies on the day.
Richard and Mike ensured that the Predator Pairs Trophies stayed in LACC members hands.
The diary of events and Competitions for 2017/18 is as follows
Round 1 league - April 1st
Friendly Cup - April 22nd
Round 2 league - May 20th
Sep 9th - Singles Championship
Round 3 league - Sep 23rd
Monster Hunt - Oct 14th
Round 4 league - November 4th
PRed pairs - Nov 19th
Xmas match - Dec31st
Round 5 and AGM - Feb 10th
We have been a little concerned about the catches we have have been having from a couple of sections of our waters in the last 18 months or so. It was therefore decided to stock the Stockton end of the Grand Union with around 400lb of silver fish and bream, hopefully this will not only provide our traditional coarse anglers with some good catches, but will also kick start the ecosystem and provide better predator fishing in the next few years. We have also recently stocked around 450 5"-7" chub in the canal around the Welsh Road area, it is hoped that these chub will thrive and provide excellent sport for lure fishing and general coarse fishing in seasons to come.
Our Head Bailiff Felix Hay helping to stock Chub in the canal.
A Close up of some of the chub that were stocked.
Ay the end of last year Felix Hay was appointed as Head Bailiff and Felix has since attended training run by the Angling Trust, Environment Agency and Police. He has also signed up to the Angling Trust Volunteer Bailiff Scheme. Felix is looking for volunteers to join his group of Bailiffs who check permits and keep a close eye out for paoching, poluution and any other issues on the canal stretches we lease. Our Policy is to take a softly softly approach to bailiffing our waters and bailiffs will only be expected to carry out their duties while they are fishing, so there is no need to commit to extra "patrols". If you are interested and would like to know more without committing yourself then please drop Felix and email on email@example.com
Finally we thought we might finish this Newsletter with a few pictures of some nice fish that have been caught recently..just to encourage you to get out there and get fishing !
Carl Arcus with a belter of a zander
John Rimell with a lovely Zed caught from the South Stratford Canal
Felix Hay with a fat Chub from the South Stratford
E-mail sent by John Cheyne, Tuesday, 7th March 2017 @ 12:13pm
Unless you have already renewed for season 2017/18 you membership of the Lure Anglers Canal Club has now expired and you need to re-join the club before you can fish our waters. (If you have already renewed for 2017/18 then thank you and my apologies for sending you this email, but time was short and it's a pain of a job to go through the list and remove those that have renewed).
We have just taken on a new stretch of the South Stratford canal that is fishing very well indeed, particlularly for zander and yet we haven't increased the cost of membership, so you would be mad not to renew ! To sign up for another years membership, simply click the link below.