Luton Angling Club

WEEK ENDING 6th MAY 2012

ANGLER’S MAIL
BEST CLUB AWARD 2011

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The club is receiving many calls about membership at the moment. Members are reminded that the “club office” is only a contact number manned by volunteers – they are not able to answer some days or evenings. If you leave a message someone will return your call ASAP. Any member who has not paid the £3.50 charge for next seasons key will not be sent one and will be unable to enter our locked fisheries on 1st June.

The Carp Match arranged for the weekend of the 19/20th of May 2012 will go ahead. We still only have a handful of people who have entered. Anyone wishing to participate can still enter, just phone 01582- 879382 to pay the £10 entry fee. This fee is non refundable, but will be used to build a prize fund. Depending how many actually take part, we will decide on the day amongst those who have paid, if the prize fund should be split between 1st 2nd possibly 3rd or if the “winner takes all.”

There is one more work party before the end of the season so if you are able to lend a hand please visit the website and register your details.

Sunday 13th May Biddenham

Elliot Archer 22lb commonAs in previous years, attending a work party will mean you do not have to pay a work party levy if in an eligible membership class. It is important that all those that plan attending the Biddenham work party bring with them as many tools as possible to use on the day eg spades, shovels, hammers, rakes etc
 
Elliot Archer fished North House Lake and managed a 22lb common.

Kevin Day has sent in pictures of his recent trio of carp from North House Lake as reported last week. Kevin landed a 16lb 8oz mirror during the night and then had The Wanderer at 31lb 12oz and a 29lb 8oz common in the morning. Also on North House Lake Steven McInnes had mirrors of 22lb 10oz, 22lb and 18lb along with commons of 24lb 13oz, 14lb and 10lb, Mark Ridgeway an 11lb common, John Hansell has landed the common known as Pecs at 32lb 2oz and commons of 21lb 14oz, 18lb 7oz and 16lb 14oz, Peter Dempsey commons of 22lb 8oz and 9lb plus a 10lb bream, Simon Jackson commons of 20lb 6oz, 18lb 10oz, 17lb 12oz, 17lb, 16lb, 14lb 4oz, 13lb 8oz and 12lb plus a linear of 22lb 11oz and a mirror of 20lb 12oz, Paul Tidmarsh a 15lb 11oz common, Ami Sayer a 21lb 10oz common, Ivan Sayer a 22lb 7oz common and Tommy Bennett commons of 20lb+ and 15lb.

On the adjacent South Lagoon Paul Williams banked a personal best pike of 13lb which picked up his boile hookbait intended for carp but managed to catch a couple of commons of 24lb 4oz and 7lb 5oz.

Pike

Stuart Phillips has sent us a picture of a rainbow from peg 23 at Beckerings Reservoir.

Rainbow over lake

Kevin Day won the April 2012 photo competition with his 31lb 10oz common from North House Lake.
 
MATCH RESULT
Beacon AC fished the Grand Union Canal at Town South C & D section but the going was tough after the heavy rain this week:
1st 4lb 8oz
2nd 2lb 5oz
3rd 11oz
 
The winner of our May 2012 photo competition which closes on 31st May 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 are pleased to announce a new photo competition starting shortly 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.

PrizeThe 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

Dawn on the South Lagoon by Paul Williams
Dawn on the South Lagoon by Paul Williams

Kevin Day 29lb 8oz common
Kevin Day – 29lb 8oz common