Luton Angling Club

A reminder to last seasons trophy winners that all trophies should have been returned to Ken Scott, Vice Chairman no later than 1st February 2011 (see page 36 of membership book). If you still have a trophy to return please call Ken on 01582-619757 to arrange for its immediate return.

The first scheduled workparty will be the canal litter pick on Sunday 20th February 2011 (not Saturday as it states in the membership book!!) meeting in the Tesco car park in Leighton Buzzard at 9am.
February'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 or send from your mobile to 07704462635.
Mark Merola fishing at WybostonMark Merola fished at Wyboston and although the fishing was slow he took a couple of interesting pictures for the February photo competition.

John Marshall managed a 10lb 4oz zander from peg 28 on the South Lagoon and on the same venue three members carp fishing on pegs 25 -27 landed a succession of bream to 7lb. Another member feeder fishing peg 2 took a large bag of bream to 3lb.
Nearby on the River Great Ouse Alan Walkley fished overnight catching three chub with two over 6lb and the third at 3lb 7oz.
At Beckerings Reservoir Mark Ridgeway tempted two 22lb+ carp, Colin Holmes had one of 22lb and a small double while Paul Farron banked 3 doubles. Plenty of roach and bream are being caught by anglers tip fishing with one having 16 decent bream in one session.
Match Result
The latest round of the Predator Cup took place on the Twenty Foot Drain near Whittlesey with Gary Scott being the only one to catch with good fish of 18lb 7oz and 14lb gracing his net. With one round to go at Lavendon Mill Gary would appear to have the trophy in the bag!
January Competition Winner:
The picture of Michael Smith with his scaley Beckerings mirror won the January photo competition. CONGRATULATIONS!

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.
I heard from Phil Starkie that sadly he's had his locked shed broken into in Little Paxton and all his fishing gear worth an estimated £4500 stolen. The list of items is extensive but includes 3x brand new Greys Prodigy 3.25lb tc rods, 3x brand new Shimano xte-a 10000 and 3x blue Delkim txi+. A full list of items can be found in the forum pages of the British Specimen Anglers web site and there is a £500 reward on offer. Visit the British Specimen Anglers web site at
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 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 for all the latest catch reports, news, pictures and membership details.