NashTackle Marketing Manager Alan Blair visited the Newport Pagnell Sherington Rd Pits arriving at 4am after a long drive from his Essex home. Alan fished 15mm Nash Amber Strawberry boilies on a critically balanced rig and landed a 17lb common within 30 minutes of arriving. He then had to wait until 10.30am for his second fish which was a respectable 14lb common.

Spare a thought for local angler Mark Woolley who has fished through the winter and was on the same lake as Alan. Mark hasn't had a touch for months and blanked again while Alan caught. Mark then moved into Alans vacated swim using the same bait and rigs only for the River Ouse to burst its banks and flood his swim, taking him 2 hours to retrieve all of his tackle. Mark then went to the Beacon AC Mount Farm Lake for the first time only to be told by the bailiff who came round after dark that the swim he was fishing was where a body was found and it had been there for three weeks! We wonder why Mark says he didn't get alot of sleep!  However we reckon Mark is in line to catch a 40lber or win the lottery!

NPFA have a pairs carp match on their Sherrington Road Pits over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend with the draw at midday on Friday 2nd April 2010 and fishing until midday on Monday 5th April 2010. For more information and register your interest email Head Bailiff Martin Roughley at or phone him on 07949283225. There will be prizes and all proceeds from the £20 per head entry fee will go to Willen Hospice.
Visit the Newport Pagnell FA web site

31lb mirror from Linford 1An angler who we reported on recently and know to us only as Dean caught a 31lb mirror from Linford 1 on the Great Linford Lakes Complex. Visit the Great Linford Lakes web site at

I've heard that Browns Angling Centre in Leighton Buzzard are having a Nash Open Day incorporating the launch of the new Titan Bivvy with members of the Nash team also there. Browns open days are legendary as they invariably involve a whole pig roast and plenty to drink for those that aren't driving. The date is still to be finalised but will be sometime in March/April and we will let you know in this column. Visit the Browns web site

Small paste baits are producing results on the Luton AC sections of the canal with fish to mid doubles mainly from the deeper water near to the locks.

Luton AC winter membership is still available and is valid until 31st May 2010. Prices are Adult £35, Intermediate (16-18yr olds) £22, OAP/Disabled £20 and Junior £10. The prices are fully inclusive of all joining fees and the work party levy so there is nothing further to pay. You can join by phoning the club office on 01582 728114. Visit the Luton AC web site at

Sheffords 'half year' membership is available to encourage new members to join the club and sample the waters they have. Offering excellent carp and catfish sport the 'half year' ticket is valid until 15th June 2010, prices are Adult £30, OAP/Disabled £20, Couple £50 and Junior £10. The Shefford ticket can be purchased in local tackle shops. Visit the Shefford & District AA web site at

At Tingrith Coarse Fishery doubles continue to be caught and owner Ann Freeman states that she is looking to stock some large carp to over 30lb, so keep an eye on the web site for more details. Next seasons membership is available and if you pay now you get three months free! Established for over 50 years the complex offers fishing on 3 lakes set in 21 acres of mature countryside with a secure car park accessed via a gate access card, toilets, washing facilities, a 40 seater cafe and a bait cabin. Visit the Tingrith Coarse Fishery web site at

Innovate Fisheries new syndicate water at Chawston has opened with a further two day ticket lakes on the same complex hopefully opening in April. Visit the Innovate web site at for more details.

I joined the Bedfordshire Specimen Anglers web site recently and have found this free site to be very informative and well worth signing up to if you fish waters in the Bedfordshire area. Visit the Bedfordshire Specimen Anglers web site at
There are now 3 seperate bait prizes up for grabs each month courtesy of CC Moore - 5kg of boilies, Fishing Wizard - 5kg of boilies a dip and pop ups, and Innovate Baits - a bait package worth approx £30, for the best 3 photos (judged by an impartial third party) appearing in the Beds & Bucks Carping report. Please phone/text your catch reports from Beds & Bucks waters to 07704462635 or email and if you have pictures taken on your phone send picture messages to 07704462635. If you run a fishery in Beds & Bucks and would like to be included in the report please contact me by phone or email.
Steve Sharp