October's 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 email@example.com or send from your mobile to 07704462635.
Luton AC winter memberships are available from 1st November 2010 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.
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.
Sadly, with immediate effect, Luton AC members can no longer fish the River Great Ouse at Haversham as the land has been sold.
New member Dan Hyne from West Cheshunt fished the South Lagoon for the first time catching a 17lb 7oz scaley mirror. On the same venue Stuart Phillips landed a 26lb 11oz common on a single Nash IC1 boilie tipped with glow in the dark corn. Bernard Wilkins had a 12lb 8oz zander and 7lb pike, Andy Wilkinson an 8lb pike, Andy Mott a 7lb zander and Ashley Budgen pike of 10lb, 7lb and 5lb from peg 24. Plenty of roach are still being caught all over the Lagoon with most coming at around 6m range.
On the adjacent North House Lake Mark Ridgeway banked a 21lb 4oz mirror and 19lb common.
Nearby on the river bailiff Terry Willison had 3 pike of 8.5lb, 7lb and 4lb on roach deadbaits.
At Beckerings Reservoir Marc Fonseca managed a 23lb 3oz common. As reported last week Dave Harwood had a 20lb 7oz common and the picture is included in this weeks report. Ben Dixon and his father in-law Ian Jefferson also fished Beckerings with Ben having mirrors of 17lb and 19lb 14oz and Ian a 7lb common and 19lb 10oz mirror. All the fish fell to Dynamite Squid and Octopus boilies tipped with immitation corn.
Stuart Phillips - 26lb 11oz common carp
9 Kings Arms & Cheshunt anglers fished Town South on Sunday 17th October:
1st = 13lb 7oz
1st= 13lb 7oz
3rd 6lb 14oz
4th 6lb 2oz inc a perch of 2lb 6oz
13 Enfield Highway Working Mens Club anglers fished the River Great Ouse at Wyboston on Sunday 17th October.
Fishing was difficult in the gin clear conditions:
1st Mal Howard 3lb 4oz (potential club record perch)
2nd R Reeves 2lb 10oz
3rd T White 1lb 1oz
5 Luton AC anglers fished the first of the Predator series at the South Lagoon. Bright frosty still conditions didnt make the fishing easy and only two pike were caught:
1st Mark Simmonds 9lb
2nd Gary Scott 4lb 7oz
Following on from the theft from the Woodlands container Luton AC are asking that anyone with any spare tools eg spades, shovels, hammers etc that they would like to donate to the club should contact me Steve Sharp on 07704462635 and I will pass your details on to the Fisheries Management Team to arrange collection. Anything would be gratefully received as most of the clubs vital equipment has been lost.
Luton AC are looking for bailiffs for two river sections near Milton Keynes and Bedford plus the Grand Union Canal around the Stoke Hammond/Leighton Buzzard/Pitstone areas. Please contact Steve Sharp on 07704462635 and I will pass your details to the Fisheries Management Team.
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.