Weekly Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area sponsored by Starmer Baits, Nash Bait & Nash TT
December's competition winner will have the choice of 10kg of the new Starmer Baits Coconut Fish boilies, or nearly £100 worth of Nash IC-1 and Nash Terminal Tackle. It is open to anyone (members and non members) submitting a digital photo taken on any Luton AC controlled water and it can be of absolutely anything eg a sunset on the canal, a nice fish, wildlife etc. The photos submitted cannot be over a month old, the judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the result. So get snapping and forward your pictures to our usual email address firstname.lastname@example.org or send from your mobile to 07704462635.
November Photo Competition Winner
Novembers winning photo was Tom Mitchelson with his 15lb 10oz Zander.
November Nash Missing Link Silt Braid Competition Winner
There were 184 baits in the glass and Connor Barrow from Milton Keynes was the closest winning the two spools of Nash Missing Link Silt Braid worth almost £28.
Congratulations to Tom and Connor who should contact me within 14 days to claim their prizes.
Luton AC winter memberships are available now and allow you to fish through until 31st May 2011. Prices are Adult £35, Husband and Wife £55, Disabled/OAP £17.50 and Junior £10. These prices are fully inclusive of the joining fee, so there is nothing further to pay. By joining now you will not have to pay the joining fee next season, so saving £20, making the winter membership incredible value.
The Luton AC Board have voted to allow keepnets to be used again on the canal during the months of April and May, which is great news for the local match scene as well as pleasure anglers.
With immediate effect, Luton AC members can no longer fish the River Great Ouse at Haversham as the land has been sold.
A festive looking Phil Randall braved the snow to fish a partly frozen Beckerings Reservoir where he was rewarded with a 15lb 8oz common.
Just prior to the Grand Union Canal freezing over, Nash Director Alan Blair fished a couple of spots over 2 days, receiving 10 takes and landing 6 carp, the best being a 17lb 2oz common. All of Alan's fish were caught using critically balanced Nashbaits Amber Strawberry fished on the far margin shelf tight to overhangs. Alan reports that one of the carp he lost was a much better fish and it's those that keep him coming back, as there are some very big fish to be had from the Grand Union Canal.
Mark Simmonds has been catching zander steadily in recent weeks from the River Great Ouse with specimens to 10lb 4oz.
Beacon AC fished a hard match on section 3a at Stoke Hammond on 21st November 2010
1st Ken Mott 2lb 8oz
2nd= Dave Cripps 8oz
2nd= Brian Cooke 8oz
4th Jeff Duiguid 7oz
Round 2 of the Luton AC predator series saw 7 hardy anglers on the River Great Ouse at Black Cat on Sunday 5th December 2010
1st Gary Scott 16lb 1oz - 1 pike
2nd Rob Aston 10lb - 1 pike
3rd Mark Simmonds 4lb 2oz - 1 pike
Current standings after 2 rounds:
1st Gary Scott 45 points
2nd Mark Simmonds 28 points
3rd Rob Aston 21 points
Fishing Wizard, who are based near Broxbourne in Herts, are receiving rave reviews from members and are offering Luton AC members a 5% discount on purchases in store. Luton AC have a good many members based in that area and Gary Hodges the owner will give the discount on production of your membership book. Fishing Wizard can be found at 5 Meridian Building, Nazeing Glass Ind Est, Nazeing New Road, Herts EN10 6SX 01992-460969 www.fishingwizard.co.uk
The Soap Shop who are based at The Olde Watermill Shopping Village Faldo Rd Barton-le-clay MK454RF are offering Luton AC members and their partners 10% off in store with their books or online using code TSS10LSD. Even better Luton AC online shoppers will get free home delivery when spending £10 or more. The Soap Shop sell hand made soap, bath and shower products and skincare such as moisturisers, washes, face masks and body butter. No animal ingredients and the products are not tested on animals. Smells and looks delicious, ideal for presents and for everyday use. Visit The Soap Shop web site at www.thesoapshop.net
Please phone/text your catch reports from Luton AC waters to 07704462635 or email email@example.com and if you have pictures taken on your phone send picture messages to 07704462635. Remember to always use an unhooking mat when targetting specimen fish, keeping the fish as low to the ground as possible when taking photos.
Check out the Luton AC website at www.lutonac.org for all the latest catch reports, news, pictures and membership details.