Luton Angling Club

WEEK ENDING 2nd December 2012
ANGLER'S MAIL BEST
CLUB AWARD 2011

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Luton AC half year tickets are now available to purchase via the web site at www.lutonac.org along with the 3rd rod ticket both of which are valid from 1st December 2012 and are a great idea for a Christmas present!
 
LUTON AC HAVE VACANCIES ON THE BOARD SO IF YOU ARE A CLUB MEMBER AND FEEL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE RUNNING OF THE CLUB AND CAN SPARE 1 EVENING A MONTH ON THE FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH TO ATTEND A BOARD MEETING AT LUTON AIRPORT SOCIAL CLUB THEN PLEASE DROP THE BOARD A LINE AT board@lutonac.org
 
Floods and now a cold snap have meant only the hardy few braving the elements.

Mark Woolley and Steve Sharp visited Beckerings Reservoir on 1st December and arrived in sub zero temperatures. This was Marks first time on the reservoir having just purchased the great value Winter Ticket. Within 15 minutes of casting Mark was slipping the net under a stunning zig caught 15lb 4oz mirror and followed that up with a 15lb 8oz common on a Starmer pink pop up. Steve also got in on the action with a 22lb 10oz fin and scale perfect common plus a bream both of which came to pop ups fished alongside pva bags of crushed Starmer baits.

Scaley Mirror Carp
Mark Woolley with a 15lb 4oz scaley mirror from Beckerings Reservoir

Common Carp
Steve Sharp with a 22lb 10oz common from Beckerings Reservoir

Mark Ridgeway also fished Beckerings and caught 3 double figure carp and an unseasonal tench during his 24 hour session. Marks patience paid off as he left one of his rods in position for 22 hours before it finally produced a fish.
Prior to the cold snap Ric Iles fished Beckerings overnight in high winds of 50mph and three hours of heavy rain but was rewarded with six carp and two bream.
 
On the South Lagoon Dave Brosnan managed a 7lb zander with James Bishop tempting zander of 9lb 2oz and 8lb 10oz plus a 7lb pike. The South Lagoon is a terrific predator water and often produces double figure zander to over 16lb+ along with decent pike and eels.
 
Roger Wills won the November 2012 photo competition with his photo taken of the River Great Ouse at Wyboston.

River Great Ouse at Wyboston
River Great Ouse at Wyboston

The winner of our December 2012 photo competition which closes on 31st December 2012 will receive a terrific Starmer Baits bait package. 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 catchreports@lutonac.org or send from your mobile to 07704462635.

We also have a photo competition purely for the predator angler sponsored by King of the Pond www.kingofthepond.com It is open to anyone submitting a digital photo of a pike, zander, chub, perch, eel or catfish caught from a Luton AC controlled water. The photos must have been taken on or after 1st June 2012 and the closing date for entries is 31st March 2013. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the result.

The lucky winner will receive the following fantastic prize from King of the Pond:
x2 Rubber perch lures
x2 Rubber baby pike lures
x2 Predator rattles (black and red)
x2 25lb trace wire
x2 20lb trace wire
x2 15lb trace wire
x2 Packets of wire crimps
x2 Packets of single predator hooks
x2 Boxes of size 8 treble hooks
x2 Boxes of size 6 treble hooks
x1 Packet of size 8 rolling swivels
x1 Pair of rig scissors
 
Please phone/text your catch reports from Luton AC waters to 07704462635 or email catchreports@lutonac.org and if you have pictures taken on your phone send picture messages to 07704462635.
 
Remember to always use an unhooking mat when targeting 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

Steve