Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week Ending 28th October 2018


Junior member Alex Lovell caught a 20lb 5oz pike known as yellow spot from Beckerings Reservoir last Sunday. Alex was fishing dead bait close in the weeds and this is the largest pike caught by a junior this season.

The canal is still fishing well for carp between Grove & Ivinghoe despite the drop in temperature. Now is the perfect time to go after the carp with the boat traffic dropping off. As with a lot of waters keep the bait going in and the carp will feed all winter.

Enfield Highway fished the Grand Union Canal at Bragenham Side (Dolphin Lane) on Sunday 21st October
1st R Reeves 11lb 8oz skimmers & perch
2nd A Brett 5lb 10oz skimmers
3rd B Keens 4lb 12oz skimmers

This week the disciplinary team has given a six month ban to a member for leaving his rods unattended. This member also thought it acceptable to leave a large amount of litter which the bailiff had to clear away. This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and any infraction of the club rules will dealt with accordingly.

Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week Ending 21st October 2018


Jack Rose landed a 22lb 6oz common

Fegal O'Kane fished the Great Ouse and tempted a near 40cm perch which he said regurgitated a crayfish claw.

More work is being planned for our Wyboston Ouse stretch and we are hope to have a further few hundred metres of fishable bank opened up by the Spring

Hanwell Prince of Wales AS fished the Ouse at Biddenham in torrential rain on Sunday here is their report-
'We had 8 out on a very cold and wet day. Two went home at midday, soaked through and cold. Gary fishing the (shhh swim) had 17lbs of mainly perch on chopped worm with the biggest at 3-7-0. The rest of us mortals had 4lbs down to 1-8-0'

Enfield Highway switched todays GUC Ivinghoe match to the Globe but had to fish through constant heavy rain
1st C Palmer 25lb 5oz 1x carp 8lb 3oz, bream & silvers.
2nd J Fisher 4lb 13oz
3rd B Keens 4lb 8oz

Three Locks Stoke Hammond weekend before last saw our last scheduled Canal and Rivers Trust ‘Lets Fish’ event of 2018, it was a resounding success with over 40 people of all ages coming to try fishing with us for the first time.
We had super weather, and all who came really enjoyed the experience in the sunshine, finding it very peaceful by the water. Many people had not experienced the Canalside environment before and found the general atmosphere with the boats, birds and trees extremely relaxing Several new Club memberships were sold, and nearly everyone who came caught fish, nice Perch, Bream and Roach showing well. It’s amazing how far people travel to come to our events, the furthest last week coming from Sutton in London, so our reputation is spreading fast!
This year the Club have run six events for CRT using three locations, and over 200 people have tried fishing with us. We also ran a special event for a Cub pack, which all who came enjoyed and the leaders thought went very well. We are always happy to do these special events given enough notice to organise the coaches and venues, so if you have a group that would like to give fishing a go please contact us, and we will see what we can do. Our Coaches also supported CRT events at Middleport, Tring, St Neots and Fobney Island near Reading, adding considerably to the total numbers introduced to fishing.
Next year we hope to be running more local events using additional venues to deliver this, and we have several coaches taking training courses funded by Sport England and the Angling Trust through the winter, so watch for next year’s program announcement. Our aim is also to provide an enhanced offer for our own Kingfisher members with coaching and some competitions.
A big thank you is due to all who have supported us this year, a special mention is due Browns Angling in Leighton Buzzard for their extremely generous bait sponsorship, and Amer Jawad of Rive UK for turning up and helping with coaching and giving us the material needed to elasticate our whips, and everyone else who has donated surplus tackle and accessories
We also of course need to thank all our own Club members, wives and friends who have helped with the booking in and all general administration tasks that need to be done to make the events run smoothly. Without this help we would not have been able to make this year a success. There are too many to individually name, but I’m sure you know who you are. We should also thank the ‘Guest’ coaches from Milton Keynes, Tring and further afield who have assisted us this year, without their generous help and working in partnership with these Clubs and individuals we could not have delivered the results, so a big thank you everyone.


Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week Ending 14th October 2018

The very changeable weather this week has kept many anglers indoors and catch reports have been few and far between

We've received a couple of great photos from Sunday 7th October Lets Fish event on the Grand Union Canal at the Three Locks which was the last of 2018. Looks like the perch were in an obliging mood despite the overnight frost. Great to see happy smiling faces & we know it makes the many unpaid hours our qualified coaches and other volunteers put in each year so worthwhile.

Myles Tommey fished the Ouse and was rewarded with stunning perch caught while drop shotting.

Wojciech Dunaj used a lure to tempt a nice pike.

Gareth Evans fished during the strong winds and was rewarded with an 8lb pike


Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week Ending 7th October 2018


Paul Tidmarsh & Dave Oxborough fished Kempston Lake with Paul having a 29lb 2oz mirror, 12lb mirror & 14lb common and Dave landing a 21lb mirror

Callum had a 15lb pike on a bunch of maggots whilst reeling in his float at Beckerings Reservoir.
John Dennis tempted five carp to 20lb 11oz

Joseph Polfrey & Dave Brown enjoyed a nine fish session with five over 20lb to 24lb 11oz.

Leon Bagenal tempted a 24lb 6oz common and one of last years stockies at 9lb

Wojciech Dunaj caught a 17lb 10oz pike 

with Team Ceks members Pawel, Wojciech & Zbigniew landing pike & chub. 

Adrian Jaworski caught an 8lb 7oz pike

Jim Higginson banked a 16lb 14oz common

Abbey Lads fished on the Ouse at Eaton Ford on Sunday 30th September and despite an overnight frost weights held up well
1st S MARSH 14-4-0 ROACH +CHUB
2nd L WILLIS 13-12-0 ROACH

Toddington Fishing Club visited the Ouse at Wyboston on Saturday 29th September and here is their report -
'The match was enjoyed by us all and although there was no colour there was some extra flow which helped. We fished the first 10 pegs by the roadway and everyone caught fish but some do struggle with 10 feet of weedy water. There were plenty of small roach feeding but no real size. One or two reasonable net perch and for the first time no-one reported pike activity. There were also a lot of very small dace and chub probably yearlings. Top weight was Phil Gander with 9lbs dead, second Dave Britton with 7lbs 15ozs and third Jon Carberry with 3lbs 15ozs. Will look to book some further Saturday knock ups in 2019'


Winter Fishing 3/10/2018


Luton Angling Club offers some great winter & predator fishing locally to both members & day tickets on both stillwaters & rivers. Every season we have reports and pictures of

Zander over 10lb
Pike over 20lb
Perch well over 3lb
Catfish over 50lb which are still feeding
Chub to over 7lb
along with numerous eels!

A limited number of Memberships are still available via our web site & selected tackle shops which offers unlimited fishing to 31/5/19 (no discounts or half price winter tickets available) at ALL our venues*

Day Tickets are only available on the Grand Union Canal, River Great Ouse at Wyboston and the South Lagoon

Day tickets £6 on the bank
Night tickets £10 (not canal which is day only)
24hr tickets £16 (not canal which is day only)

To find out more or join the club visit
*rivers subject to close season 15th March-15th June

Waters available for the 2018/19 season 1st June 2018 - 31st May 2019

North House Lake Wyboston
South Lagoon Wyboston
Beckerings Reservoir Near Flitwick
Kempston Lake
Woodland Lake Tingrith
The Mere Tingrith
Grand Union Canal 12 miles from Stoke Hammond to Pitstone
RIVERS 16th June - 14th March
Great Ouse Biddenham
Great Ouse Eaton Ford
Great Ouse Lavendon Mill
Great Ouse Wyboston
Great Ouse Chellington Harrold
Great Ouse The Spinney Blunham
Great Ouse Hambarn Blunham
River Ivel Twin Bridges Blunham
River Thames Sonning
River Nene Embankment Wellingborough
River Nene Ditchford Main
River Nene Ditchford Backbrook
River Nene Hardwater Mill
River Ise Wellingborough
River Ouzel Leighton Buzzard
Ledburn Brook Leighton Buzzard