Luton Angling Club

Craig Gibson caught a fantastic 15lb 10oz zander from the South Lagoon on the Wyboston Complex using a deadbait.

On the nearby North House Lake 16yr old Ashley Phelan has sent me the pictures of his 33lb 14oz common a fish known as the 'Lobe Tailed Common'. This is the second largest common reported from the lake with Ashley catching the largest one known as the 'Big Common' at 34lb 3oz just a couple of weeks ago.

On the Grand Union Canal I watched carp topping 20lb spawning at the weekend. Earlier in the week Michael Smith used A2D Baits spicy crab and mussel boilies to catch an 18lb 15oz mirror and commons of 14lb & 12lb. Many other double figure carp have been caught including a 14.5lb fish which was expertly landed by an angler using just 2lb bs line and a size 18 hook. Anglers at the Globe are enjoying good sport using meat as bait. Good size perch continue to grace anglers nets with the best reported this week being a 2lb 6oz specimen from below Grove Church.

Playing a common carpThere are now only a few places left for the 24 hour carp match to be fished at Beckerings Reservoir on 12th & 13th June with over £440 of prizes provided by Jag Products, Nash Tackle, CC Moore, Fishing Wizard and Browns Angling Centre Leighton Buzzard. Details of how to book your place can be found in the Luton AC Newsletter out now which can be downloaded from the web site (link on home page).

Luton AC has invested over £20,000 in stocking and fisheries improvement work during 2009. This investment is ongoing and is reflected by the number of work parties that took place throughout March, April & May. Membership prices will remain unchanged for the coming season with all waters except the river sections remaining open for the full 12 months. It is hoped that the new Barretts Mere on the Tingrith Complex will be open for fishing on 7th June.

On Saturday 8th May & Sunday 9th May a fantastic new secure off road car park area was created at the Great Ouse Lavendon. Access to the car park is via a locked gate using the club key with a further gate allowing access down to the river.

The last work party for this season is on Saturday 29th May at the River Ouse on the Wyboston Complex which will comprise of swim clearance and general maintenance so if you wish to lend a hand check the web site home page for work party details and registration form or contact Dave Edwards at the club office on 01582-728114 or Joanne Edwards on 01582-603466 or 07903048280. Remember you will not need to pay the £10 work party levy (adults and intermediates) when renewing your membership for next season if you attend just one of the work parties.

An error in the newsletter has been highlighted by G J W Titmuss Ltd of Wheathampstead who will give members a discount of 5% (not 10% as stated in the newsletter) on angling specific items on production of your membership book.

Fishing Wizard who are based near Broxbourne in Herts 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

If any other tackle shop or even non angling related companies would like to offer discounts to Luton AC members please contact the Luton AC Press Officer Steve Sharp on 07704462635.
Please phone/text your catch reports from Luton AC waters to 07704462635 or email and  if you have pictures taken on your phone send picture messages to 07578 312031 . 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 for all the latest catch reports, news, pictures and membership details.
Steve Sharp

Craig Gibson - 15lb 10oz zander