UK Lure Series

The UK's up and coming one stop shop for exciting fishing competitions, supported by some of the biggest brands and fishing tackle shops in the industry. Monthly and Yearly competitions available for all to enter with massive prizes!

About UK Lure Series

What is UK Lure Series?

The UK Lure Series is a set of lure specific angling competitions held throughout the UK.

Anglers will have access to a yearly league where the winner will be decided by the overall combined length of 4 species of predatory fish from the 5 species available to enter.

The monthly competitions will be species specific days, where the winner will be decided by the maximum combined fish length of the longest 3 fish on the day.

What will the prizes be?

Yearly League Series; (11 month league starting on the 1st May 2021)

The overall Yearly League winner will receive a £1000.00 in Cash!!!

Prizes will also be awarded for longest fish for each category, ie longest Perch, Pike, Chub, Zander & Trout.

Monthly Series: (2 daily competitions per month, consisting of a Perch plus one of the following – Pike, Chub, Zander & Trout)

Prizes will be awarded for;

1st Place – £100.00 Cash

2nd Place – £50.00 Cash

3rd Place – £25.00 Cash

Biggest Fish – £50.00 Store Vouchers from the monthly Shop Sponsor.

When are the competitions held?

Yearly League Series Competition is open all year round and anglers can submit their catch reports as soon as they have signed up and been entered into the league!

Monthly Series Competitions are arranged one weekend a month, typically on the 3rd weekend of each month and will run for a total of 11 months of the year (May to March)

What are the UK Lure Series formats?

Monthly Series Competitions – There will be a Perch format year-round, Pike formats from October to March, Chub, Zander, Trout and Sea Bass formats held mainly during pike close season.

There will be 2 Monthly Series Competitions per month back to back where anglers are welcome to enter both Monthly Series Competitions across a weekend, for example, Saturday is a Perch format and Sunday is the Pike format.

What are the Yearly and Monthly Competitions?

The Yearly League is a flexible fish any time style league where entrants may submit catch reports across the whole competition season (1st May to 30th April), the total length of the top 4 species will be combined, angler will be crowned the winner who has greatest overall combined fish length.

The Monthly Competitions are one weekend every month from May to April each year, these are species specific competitions and will focus on either Perch, Pike, Chub, Zander or Trout. The winner will be the angler with the greatest top 3 combined fish length. There will be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place and for biggest fish from the weekend competitions.

How are catch reports submitted?

The entrants will need to upload a photo as proof of their catch on the day of catching the fish, this can be achieved via the “Submit Photo” button.

See Rules for more details

What's needed on the day?

Monthly Series: The entrants will need to take an approved tournament measure, their ID Code that will be assigned to them prior to each weekend and a camera to take photos of their catches with.

Yearly League Series: As above but with your Yearly ID Code.

PDF and Word documents will be sent once signed up with a card template that can be used when capturing photos.

How should catches be measured?

Catches must be submitted laying flat on the tournament measure with the nose of the fish up against the base plate of the tournament measure, any measure starting tail first will not be counted. All fish must be measured in centimetres.

Is there a limit on how many catch reports I can submit?

No, you can submit as many catch reports as you wish throughout the day, the catch report that’s the largest will be the one that is counted.

How do I enter into a Series?

You can enter either the Monthly Series or the Yearly League Series by clicking the “Book Now” button at the top of the page or use the drop down.

Entry to the Monthly Series will be available until 6pm on the Friday before the competition start date. This gives enough time to ensure all entrants have received there booking confirmations along with the ID Code details.

The Yearly League Series can be booked anytime, however, entries will only be processed each Monday of the week, this will allow the UK Lure Series team to ensure the each entrant will have a welcome pack.

How much is entry?

Entry to the Monthly and Yearly Series will be £15 each, you can enter as many Series Events as you like and you can pre-book any Competition Series available on the website.

Is there a cut off for entries?

The cut off for the Monthly Competitions is Friday at 6pm, any entries after this will not be processed.

The Yearly League can be entered at any time, however, please do your best to plan ahead to enter as membership in the league cannot be processed with short notice and will be done in the evenings on the day you have entered.

Where can I fish?

You may fish any UK water system that allowed permissible fishing, this includes rivers, lakes, canals, drains and reservoirs. All local and national bye laws must be followed.

Who are the Sponsors behind these events?

We have two types of Sponsors; Our Headline Sponsors who have got behind the Yearly League competition, these are all big brands that are well known in the lure fishing scene, so a massive thank you to Spro Freestyle, Z-Man, Major Craft, LMAB, Keitech, Savage Gear, St Croix Rods & Favorite Fishing

Our Monthly Competition Sponsors who are all local or online tackle shops who have generously offer up 2 x £50.00 instore vouchers that can be spent within that shop. So big up to Lure Lounge, Todber Manor, Predator Tackle, UL Spinning, FFS Lures, NineSeven Tungsten, Fishing Lures Ltd, StreetFishing London, The Pike Shop & Hook Me Up Subscription Boxes

For more details please visit the Sponsor’s Page.

What's the process for these competitions?

Step 1. Book Now

Select the compeition in which you wish to enter

Step 2. Go Fishing

You may fish in any River, Canal, Lake or Reservoir within the UK.

Step 3. Upload Catch Report

Upload your catch report, the winner will be announced on Social Media

Rules

1. Teams

Anglers must be fishing solo, team specific events will be arranged differently.

2. ID for catch

Your unique ID numbers must be shown in the photo when submitting a catch report, catch reports will not count where this is not clearly visible!

3. Date of entry

Entries of catch reports must only be submitted on the dates of the competitions, any entries outside of these dates will not qualify.

4. Minimum fish size

There is no minimum fish size.

5. Maximum fish size

There is no maximum fish size.

6. Location of catch

All catch report entered must have been count of fly or lure on UK soil!

7. How fish are caught

Only fish caught by the mouth can be entered.

8. Photo quality

A photo of good quality must be submitted of your catch with a visible measure along the full length of the fish in centimetres, with the head of the fish touching the “zero” with your unique ID also clearly visible.

9. Photo of lure

Photos will ideally show the lure of which the fish was caught on.

10. Measuring tapes

Tournament measuring tapes only and must be laid flat. Ideally the image will be take left to right with the fishes mouth at the left of the photo.

11. Approved measuring tapes

Tournament measuring tapes are the only approved device to be used when measuring fish, NO unhooking mats measures to be used, photos submitted with unhooking mats will not be counted.

Tournament measuring examples are; Spro Freestyle, Gunki, Westin, Shimano 

12. Measuring on unhooking mats

The use of measuring tapes printed on unhooking mats is not allowed, however you can lay a measure on top of a unhooking mat.

13. How to measure catch

The measurement recorded is the total length, from the nose to the tip of the tail.

14. Measuring increments

Fish that measure between centimetre increments shall be recorded at the lower of the two increments. For example, a fish that measures between 45 and 46 centimetres will have a recorded length of 45 centimetres.

15. How to submit catch

Catch reports must be submitted via the submit report button on the website at www.ukslureseries.co.uk

16. Fishing times

Monthly competitions will start from 07:00 on the day of the competition and will end at 16:00 – all photos must be submitted by 16:30 latest.

Yearly competitions have no time restrictions in place.