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25 May, 2018 | Match & Coarse | News


One of the biggest events on the match fishing calendar is set to get even better following a major backing from Dynamite.

The Canal Pairs Championship which boasts more than 800 angler entries and a prize pot of over £8,000, is to be renamed the Dynamite, AT & CRT Canal Pairs Championship for 2018.

The tournament will feature 16 qualifier heats on canal stretches spread across three countries with anglers bidding for a place in the grand final in October.

As well as thousands of pounds in prize money, competitors will also have the chance of winning some top bait packages as part of the partnership between Dynamite, The Angling Trust, who run the event and the Canal & River Trust, the event’s creators.

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Canal Pairs Championship looks set to be bigger an better than ever


The competition, which is open to anyone and also features a junior arm of the competition, will see pairs of anglers taking part on qualifiers across Britian including heats in Scotland, Wales and Ireland with each set of two anglers vying for a place in the final on Saturday, October 20th, on the Staffs Worcester and Trent & Mersey Canals.


Ticket prices remain at £40.00 per pair per qualifier.

Anyone wishing to take part in this event MUST BE 18 years of age and above

Please be aware that pegs are limited to 50 pairs per qualifier, so entries are on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no reserve lists for 2018.


The dates, venues and host clubs for the Dynamite, AT & CRT Canal Pairs qualifiers and the final are listed below:

Saturday 23 June – Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley, Hodnet Angling Club

Sunday 24 June – Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Saturday 14 July – Forth & Clyde Canal, Scotland

Sunday 15th July – Edenderry Grand Canal, Offely, Ireland

Sunday 22nd July – Grand Union Canal, Blaby, Glen Parva & South Wigston Wigston AS – NEW

Saturday 28 July – Shropshire Union Canal, Shebdon, Hodnet Angling Club – NEW

Saturday 4 August – Rochdale Canal, Todmorden, Todmorden Angling Society

Sunday 5 August – Grand Union Canal, Luton Angling Club and The Tring Anglers – NEW

Sunday 12 August – Grand Union Canal, Foxton, Wellingborough and District Nene Angling Club – NEW

Sunday 2 September – Grand Union Canal, Loughborough, Quorn Angling Society

Sunday 9 September – Leeds Liverpool Canal, Wigan, Wigan District Angling Association

Saturday 22 September – Trent & Mersey Canal, Rugeley, Coors Angling Club

Sunday 23 September – Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Penkridge, Wolverhampton Angling Association

Saturday 29 September – Llangollen Canal, Whixall, Hodnet Angling Club, Wales

Saturday 29th September – Kennet & Avon Canal, Devizes, Devizes Angling Club

Sunday 30th September – Aire & Calder, Altofts, Mirfield Angling Club – NEW

Grand Final and National Junior Canal Championship:

Saturday 20 October – Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal and Trent & Mersey Canal

To find out more about the event or to enter a qualifier, visit the Angling Trust Website.


There will be lots of top prizes to be won at the 2018 Canal Pairs



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