Luton Angling Club



5th August 2012



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All postal applications for renewals and new membership should be sent to Luton AC 4 Stratton Gardens, LUTON LU2 7DS and telephone enquiries to 01582 879382.
Luton AC are looking for reliable bailiffs to cover their canal sections from Pitstone near Tring through to Stoke Hammond near Milton Keynes, even if you can only do a small amount please contact Fergal at Luton AC 07552707393.
A reminder once again of the EA Hotline number should you suspect people are stealing fish from any of our waters 0800807060. The more calls that are received about possible incidents the more likely the EA are to increase patrols in the area concerned.
The Club have been kindly informed by the contractors that there will be road closures to install a new Gas Infrastructure main along the Fordfield Road, Flitwick. This passes our entrance to Beckerings Reservoir. We have been informed a full Diversionary route will be implemented, which will be via the A507 with works due to start 06-08-12. It is the intention that access will be granted at all times via the Millbrook end or the Flitwick end but, may change on a daily basis due to the nature of the works. As we find out more information, we will keep you informed. Temporary traffic lights in place and operational, some form of works have already started just after the cross roads.

Last season we received many of your fishing holiday snaps so please send them in again this year!

Peter Dempsey managed a 22lb common from North House Lake along with a tench of 4-5lb. Also at North House Carlo Borromeo has sent in some pictures of a small pike that took a liking to his boilie intended for carp.

Pike In The Margins

Pete Hall fished Beckerings Reservoir and managed to catch mirrors of 24lb 8oz and 21lb off the top. Chris Pearce did his first overnight session on Beckerings and was rewarded with a 19lb 11oz common and a near 9lb bream.

Neil Williamson fished one of the club waters and has sent in a photo of a mouse that visited him in the night that could smell his boilies through a sealed bag which were in bowl in a bivvy in the pouring rain!

Mouse in a bivvy

Luton AC fished section 5 on the Grand Union Canal and 21 took part. The match was mostly made up of small fish:
1st D Murphy 13lb 3oz inc a 10lb 6oz carp
2nd I Young 9lb 12oz
3rd J Davis 8lb

Anyone wanting to fish Luton AC matches should contact the Club Captain David Moss 01582-526759.
James Bishop won the July photo competition with his stunning photo of a dragonfly at North House Lake.


The winner of our August 2012 photo competition which closes on 31st August 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.

We are pleased to announce a new 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 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 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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Common Carp
Peter Dempsey - 22lb common