Luton Angling Club – WEEK ENDING 18th March 2012



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This year's AGM will be held on 22nd March 2012 at the Airport Social Club, Proctor Way (off Percival Way) Luton Airport LU2 9PE starting at 8pm. Members wishing to keep in touch with Club affairs should make every effort to attend. Remember to bring your membership book with you.

Membership books for next season will not be sent out until the first or second week in April once they have been printed. Payments can still be made before that time after the prices are ratified at the AGM on 22nd March.

A near record number turned out for the Tingrith Work Party. There were 27 from Luton AC and 2 from Vauxhall AC who now control the fishing at Tingrith. The place was tidied up and pot holes filled along the track before the weather closed in.

Tingrith workparty volunteers
Tingrith workparty volunteers

There are two more work parties in the coming months so if you are able to lend a hand please visit the website and register your details.      
Sun 8th April     North House Lake     Maintenance Work/General Tidy Up
Sun 13th May     Biddenham     General Maintenance and Tidy Up
As 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.
Short notice but last weeks fish transfer from the unfishable (due to OHPL) section 12 of the Grand Union Canal was postponed until Friday 23rd March 2012 by BW's fishery contractors. Contact Brett Herdman on 07940301225 for details (times and where to meet) if you fancy lending a hand.

At North House Lake Ian Fisher managed a 23lb 8oz common, Tony Bennett a 21lb 8oz mirror, Chris Chapman an 18lb 2oz common and Ian Murray-Brooks a 16lb common.

Common Carp
Ian Fisher - 23lb 8oz common

On the adjacent South Lagoon Craig Gibson had an 8lb pike while Gary Scott landed a specimen 20lb pike along with a jack of 7lb using a legered deadbait, 20lb wire trace and size 8 barbless trebles. Mark Bowater fished the Lagoon tempting a 7lb tench and four bream to 5lb, Steven McIver banked bream of 9lb 12oz and 9lb 2oz with Eric Jones getting in on the action with a 15lb 14oz common on his own Red Eric Baits.

Gary Scott - 20lb pike

PikeMark Ridgeway fished Beckerings Reservoir and caught carp of 20lb, 17lb and 15lb. Colin Phillips was at the same venue landing a 16lb 8oz common and three bream around 7lb. Also at Beckerings was Tomasz Fiutowski who put out a fish fillet in the hope of catching one of the reservoirs eels but when his alarm sounded at 7pm it was a 5lb pike that had taken his bait instead of an eel.
Match Reports
Enfield Highway Working mens Club fished at the Globe on Sunday 11th March




Abbey Lads fished at Chelmscote on Sunday 18th March but found the going tough after a sharp frost

1st K Ward 5lb 1oz small bream and roach
2nd P Deppe 4lb 9oz bream and perch
3rd I Willis 3lb small roach and gudgeon
7 anglers total weight 18lb 4oz
The winner of our March 2012 photo competition which closes on 31st March 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 or send from your mobile to 07704462635.
Time is running out if you want to enter a photo competition purely for the predator angler sponsored by King of the Pond 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 2011 and the closing date for entries is 31st March 2012. 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 25lb pike wire
x2 20lb pike wire
x2 15lb pike wire
x2 Packs Size 8 silver treble hooks
x2 Packs Size 6 silver treble hooks
x2 Packs Size 8 Blood red treble hooks
x2 Packs Size 6 Blood red treble hooks
x2 Packs Wire crimps
x2 Packs predator Rattles
x2 Rubber Perch Lures
x3 Rubber roach Lures
x1 Large tackle box + x3 mini bit boxes.
So get snapping and forward your pictures to our usual email address or send from your mobile to 07704462635.
There is an on line otter petition which may be of interest
Angling’s representative body, the Angling Trust, has launched a web site for anglers to record sightings of cormorants,
goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK. The site is easy to use and will gather vital data to help persuade government of the need for action to protect fisheries. Visit
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 targeting specimen fish, keeping the fish as low to the ground as possible when taking photos.

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