Luton Angling Club

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Luton AC Winter Memberships are available from 1st November with prices as follows ADULTS - £37.50, OAP/DISABLED/INTERMEDIATE - £25, JUNIOR - £10, JOINT - £50, FAMILY OPTION 1 - £45, FAMILY OPTION 2 - £55. Join online, by post or phone 01582-879382 and pay by card. The winter membership allows you to fish until 31st May 2012 with no extra joining fee or work party levy to pay.

Luton AC can now offer a 3rd rod winter ticket priced at just £10, for members only (Day ticket anglers can buy an extra day ticket to fish with a third rod).This covers all waters except Home Farm/Tingrith and will be trialled until the AGM in March 2012. Please note - if there are any incidents of anglers casting into another persons swim, then their ticket will be cancelled and the trial may be halted. This ticket is only available by phone or by post via the Membership Secretary - 01582 603466 (Leave a message). A second rod licence is also required to fish with a third rod.
 
A new rule that members should be aware of when specimen fishing Beckerings Reservoir, South Lagoon and North House Lake is that your unhooking mat must be a minimum size of 36" x 24" (915mm x 610mm) and well padded. Anyone found without a mat or using an inadequate unhooking mat will be asked to leave the water concerned immediately.
 
On the Grand Union Canal any angler seen casting and hitting moored boats with their leads will be asked to leave the fishery immediately. Leads cause damage to expensive paintwork so care must be taken when fishing near to boats. If you were to be caught casting leads at parked cars then the owners would more than likely prosecute you so please think about the potential for being prosecuted by the boat owners if damage is caused.

 
The bailiffs at Beckerings have highlighted that with the water levels still low the willows have started shooting in front of the platforms which could create snags when the level get back to normal. They have asked that anyone fishing Beckerings spend just a short time pulling some of these willow shoots out please.
 
There is a great underwater film taken at North House Lake by King of the Pond boss Mark Merola:

Mark Ridgeway fished Beckerings Reservoir landing two mid double figure carp. Mark reports that with the weather somewhat cooler the banks have been quiet.
 
Mark Merola landed a common from North House Lake known as The Shadow at 29lb 8oz.

Common Carp

Common Carp

Match Results
 
Luton AC fished the Grand Union Canal at Sandy Bridge on Sunday 27th November and despite strong winds weights were not too bad.
 
1st Steve King 9lb 3oz - skimmers
2nd Rogger Tebbett - 7lb 2oz including a 2lb perch
3rd Tony Bird 6lb 12oz of silvers
 
Dave Moss had the largest fish of the match a 2lb 7oz perch and lost 2 more larger specimen stripeys with one snapping his number 5 elastic!
 
Warwick AS fished at the Globe on Sunday 27th November and also suffered with the strong winds but that didn't seem to bother the fish and the match was won by the aptly named Steve Blower!
 
1st Steve Blower 15lb 8oz skimmers & roach on pole fished maggot
2nd Martin Costelloe 12lb 8oz skimmers & roach on pole fished bread punch
3rd John Woods 9lb 11oz skimmers, roach and perch on pole fished pinkie
4th Richard Skipper 9lb 9oz skimmers and perch on pole fished worm
5th Dennis Meadhurst 8lb 5oz roach and perch on pole fished caster
 
Best perch 1lb 10oz and best roach 1lb 2oz, 11 fished for a total weight 70lb 7oz.
 
We are pleased to announce 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:

  • Fishing Tackle Prizex2 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.
 
Mark Leonard owner of Mad Tackle at Unit 22 Levellers Lane Eynesbury St Neots is offering a 10% discount off all tackle for LAC members on production of your membership book.
 
Tons of Tackle has opened next to the snooker club at Admiral Place High Street North Dunstable. They sell fresh bait including maggots and worms and are offering a 10% discount for LAC members on production of your membership book. They are also open late on a Thursday.
 
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 for all the latest catch reports, news, pictures and membership details.

Steve