Luton Angling Club

ANGLERS MAIL BEST CLUB AWARD 2011

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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. Remember that you can save £5 on your renewal by paying cash or cheque before 1st may 2012.

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.

Sunday 8th April North House Lake
Sunday 13th May Biddenham

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. It is important that all those that plan attending the last 2 work parties bring with them as many tools as possible to use on the day eg spades, shovels, hammers, rakes etc.
 
The club are looking for reliable canal bailiffs for the Leighton Town to Stoke Hammond sections, please contact Brett Herdman for more details 07940301225.
 
This week saw British Waterways contractors electrofishing the Overhead Power Lines Sections at Horton. Very many carp and bream were moved to sections of the canal where members can now enjoy fishing for them. Luton AC would like to thank the contractor MEM for their help and expertise on the day.
 
A few days prior to the end of the river season Guy Beechey visited the River Ivel at Twin Bridges for a very short 1 hour session and came up trumps with two chub of 6lb 12oz and 4lb caught on bread.
 
Common CarpOn North House Lake Leroy Hicks had a 21lb 4oz mirror, Tommy Bennett a 25lb common, Benjamin West  a 21lb mirror, John West a 16lb common, Elliott Archer a 28lb 8oz common, Dave Jackson a 25lb 12oz common, S Coleman a 16lb common, Simon Jackson a 22lb mirror, Ian Fisher commons of 22lb and 17lb with Mark Read tempting a 24lb 2oz mirror.
 
Fishing the South Lagoon Martin Redman managed an 11lb 2oz pike on a drifted roach deadbait. Fishing alongside Martin was Phil Woods who had a 16lb 2oz pike on a popped up roach. Also on the Lagoon Jack Sharp had pike of 8lb and 4lb, Craig Gibson a 6lb pike, Simon King a 10lb 5oz pike and 8lb 15oz zander. There are also many bream being caught to 10lb from the lagoon.
 
Damian Edwards fished Beckerings Reservoir where sport has been slow lately but Damian did well landing five fish in his overnight session. Using Creative Baits Analysis BI Squid & Spiced Cranberry which he had won in a magazine photo competition he managed a 23lb mirror known as Moon Scale and commons of  21lb 2oz, 18lb 10oz, 14lb 8oz and 13lb 2oz. Also at Beckerings Ollie Caress managed a 17lb 6oz common on a Bevos Bait boilie.
 
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 catchreports@lutonac.org or send from your mobile to 07704462635.
 
There are just a few days remaining if you want to enter 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 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 catchreports@lutonac.org or send from your mobile to 07704462635.
 
There is an on line otter petition which may be of interest http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27441
 
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 www.cormorantwatch.org
 
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

Chub
Guy Beechey 6lb 12oz chub

Grand Union Canal mirror carp being restocked
Grand Union Canal mirror carp being restocked

Grand Union Canal perch being restocked
Grand Union Canal perch being restocked

Grand Union Canal common carp being restocked
Grand Union Canal common carp being restocked

Mirror Carp
Mark Read 24lb 2oz mirror

Common Carp
Ian Fisher 22lb common

Common Carp
Elliot Archer 28lb 8oz common