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AT & CRT Canal Pairs Championship

Open to competitors aged 16 and above on the day of the match.

Entry fee is £40.00 per pair per qualifier.

Optional £15.00 pools payment per competitor payable on the day of the qualifier/s.

Prize money for the winning pair from each qualifier is payable from entry fees (£4.00 per competing pair paid out to the winning pair on each qualifier heat).

To take part in the final you must be a member of the Angling Trust. Join the Angling Trust here. The results of the Pairs Championship will be determined on a points system.

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Grand Final 2021:

Sections: This match will comprise of two sections: A section will be at Goldstone and Soudley between Bridges 51 (TF9 2NB) and 56 (TF9 2LW). B section will run from the Coal Wharf Bridge (TF9 4BH) through to Bridge 68 (TF9 3SU) at Adderley.
Angler A will fish in A Section and Angler B will fish in B Section. A list of anglers fishing the final is available here.
Section maps & parking available here.
Draw HQ: The Raven Cafe, Prees Heath, SY13 3JT.
Breakfasts: The café will be open from 6.30am for breakfasts.
Closure of waters for practice: 3rd October 6pm
Draw: 8.00am rolling
Fishing: 11:00am – 4:00pm (Duration 5 hours)
Pools: Optional pools will be £20.00 per angler, payable on the morning, with all pool monies being paid out on the day at the presentation. The payout will be based on two matches, one on A section, one on B section. There will be a section payout of £50.00 for every five anglers together with a top five on the day (dependent on entries).
Licences: All competitors must be in possession of a current Environment Agency Rod Licence. Any competitor reported by the Environment Agency to the resulting team on the day of the match will be disqualified.
Bait bans: No bloodworm & joker. No pellets.
Eligible fish: All fish caught are eligible for weighing with the exception of Game fish, Pike, Zander & Crustaceans.
Presentation: The Castle Inn, Bletchley, Market Drayton, TF9 3RZ, where snacks and pre-ordered meals will be available.
Prize Money for the Final:

1st

£2,600

2nd

£1,600

3rd

£1,050

4th

£800

5th

£700

6th

£600

7th

£500

8th

£400

9th

£300

10th

£200

Qualifying heats 2021:

Please note;  These dates might be subject to change.

May

Sunday 9 May – Moira Canal (Local organiser – Dave Gough)
Sunday 16 May – Droitwich Canal (Local organiser – Robert Francis)
Sunday 16 May – Bridgewater & Taunton Canal (Local organiser – Daniel Baldwin)
Sunday 23 May  – Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley (Joint local organisers – Dave Watkins & Terry Nutt)
Sunday 23 May – POSTPONED Grand Canal, Daingean, Ireland (Local organiser – Geoff Quinn)
Saturday 29 May – Erewash Canal (Local organiser – Peter Allwood)

June

Sunday 6 June – Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Liverpool (Local organiser – Peter Gradwell)
Saturday 12 June – Stainforth & Keadby Canal (Local organiser – Mike Storey) CANCELLED
Sunday 13 June – Grand Union Canal, Tring & Luton (Joint local organisers – Dennis Hunt & Dick Pilkinton)
Saturday 19th June – Shropshire Union Canal, Shebdon (Local organiser – Mark Wilton)
Sunday 27 June – Coventry Canal (Local organiser – Darren Massey)

July

Saturday 3 July – Kennet & Avon Canal, Pewsey (Local organiser – Alan McColm)
Saturday 3 July – Trent & Mersey Canal/Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Local organiser – Alan Round)
Saturday 10 July – Grand Union Canal, Northamptonshire Nene (Local organiser – Chris Howard)
Sunday 11 July – Shropshire Union Canal, Pendeford (Local organiser – Paul Turner)
Sunday 25 July – Grand Union Canal, Northamptonshire (Local organiser – Chris Howard)

August

Sunday 8 August – Gloucester & Sharpness Canal (Local organiser  – Mark Treasure)
Sunday 15 August – Leeds & Liverpool Canal/Bridgewater Canal (Local organiser – Danny Martin)
Sunday 22 August – Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley & Goldstone (Local organiser – Dave Watkins)
Sunday 29 August – Forth & Clyde Canal, Scotland (Local organiser –  Gus Brindle)

September

Saturday 4 September – Kennet & Avon Canal, Hungerford (Local organiser – John Williams)
Saturday 4 September – Dudley No 2 Canal (Local organiser – Micky Howell)
Saturday 4 September – Gloucester & Sharpness Canal (Local organiser – Mark Treasure)
Sunday 5 September – Dudley Canal (Local organiser – Steve Robson) CANCELLED
Sunday 12 September – Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Saltaire (Local organiser – Richard East)
Sunday 12 September – Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal (Local organiser – Ross Townley)
Sunday 19 September – Grand Union Canal, Loughborough (Local organiser – Roger Marlow)
Sunday 26 September – Trent & Mersey Canal, Middlewich (Local organiser – Neil Latham)

October

Saturday 2 October – Grand Union Canal, Foxton (Local organiser – Peter Laughton)
Sunday 3 October – Llangollen Canal, Fenn’s Bank (Local organiser – Dave Watkins)

Grand final 2021

Saturday 16 October – Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley (Joint local organisers –  Dave Watkins & Terry Nutt)

Number of qualifiers from each heat

Number of pairs entering qualifier              Numbers going through to final

Less than 8 pairs                                            Heat cancelled

8-10                                                                   2

11-15                                                                   3

16-20                                                                 4

21-25                                                                 5

26-30                                                                6

31-35                                                                 7

36-40                                                                8

41-45                                                                 9

46-50                                                                10

51 plus                                                              11 maximum regardless of numbers of pairs

  • Minimum qualifying heat size of 8 pairs
  • Maximum entry 50 pairs unless stated