The workparty scheduled for Saturday 12th March 2011 has been moved to the River Great Ouse at Biddenham as the second bridge is in urgent need of replacement. Those attending are requested to bring with them any of the following if they have them - screwdrivers, saws, hammers and cordless power tools.
At North House Lake David Starling managed a 17.5lb mirror and a tench. A number of jack pike were caught by predator anglers from North House this week. On the adjacent South Lagoon Jamie Usher caught a 19.5lb pike. Plenty of bream are still being caught to 6lb from the South Lagoon.
At Beckerings Reservoir Mick Stringer had one carp of 21lb and an un-named angler one of 16lb. Dave Bosnan had a few jack pike during the week.
Beacon AC fished at Chelmscote and found it tough after this weeks rain:
1st Ken Mott - 5lbs 12ozs
2nd Austin Maddock - 2lbs 0ozs
3rd Brian Cooke - 10ozs 8grms
I was talking to Alan Blair Operations Director at Nash on Friday who said he had heard of a massive pike of 26lb being caught from the Luton AC controlled Grand Union Canal this week. Unfortunately, he did not know who had caught the pike.
Mark Merola won February's photo competition with his picture of a kettle taken at the Wyboston Complex. Congratulations to Mark. Steve Hobbs from Bedford won February's Nash Missing Link competition. He was closest to the correct number of 140 Nashbaits on the scales. Congratulations to Steve.
The March photo 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.
For the March Nash competition I have two spools of Nash Missing Link Silt & Gravel Braid in 20lb bs to give away worth almost £28. All you have to do is guess how many Nashbaits Shayla, my Rottweiler, has in her bowl (no trick question, they are all Nash and I didnt let Shayla eat any before you ask!). Entry is via email only to email@example.com include your guess and your name and full address. Only one guess per person will be allowed and multiple entries will be disqualified. In the event of a tie the first correct/closest entry received wins. Closing date for entries is 27th March 2011 at midday. If you want to see a large picture of Shayla and the bait then go to my Facebook page at the same email address.
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.
A reminder that Luton AC members can no longer fish the River Great Ouse at Haversham as the land has been sold.
Please phone/text your catch reports from Luton AC waters to 07704462635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.