Here is this week's news and catch reports from Luton Angling Club week ending 27th September 2020
North House Lake
Having lost one fish and packing his gear away ready to go back to work Paul Sweet had a 22lb Common using a Strawberry Cream Pink Pop Up with a handful of pellets around it.
Jamie Squires had a nice wakeup call at North House Lake from a Common weighing 21lb 4oz. His tactic was a PVA bag to a spot at 8 and a bit wraps.
A good week for beating personal bests this week. Paul Parkinson was a happy man after a session on Beckerings at the weekend as during his 24 hour session as he managed to get a new PB Common at 28lb 6oz it was caught on a wicked white pop up. He also had a good sized Bream.
Ricky Angell fished a 48 Hour session and had two fish out the largest was a Mirror at 23lb 7oz
Wyboston River Ouse
Regular Wojciech had a nice 4lb Tench from the River Ouse at Wyboston.
Wednesday Match Report
The Wednesday match this week was fished at Lavendon Mill on a blustery and overcast day with squally rain showers. The day ended true to form with all involved getting the usual soaking when packing up and walking back to the cars!
The group had success with the roach for which this venue is famed with some nice fish being taken, all who came caught, but unfortunately were all plagued with Pike taking hooked fish, one losing no less than six pole rigs to pike during the course of the day, with another two due to blustery wind tangling in the trees. Successful baits were Caster and Hemp / Tares. All who came enjoyed the day, and they will undoubtedly be back before too long sadly no pictures this week due to the heavy rain!
1st 8lb 6oz
2nd 4lb 7oz
3rd 2lb 15oz
This week on Weds 30/09/20 the group will fish at Three Locks draw at 9am in the car park and fish 10 till 3, £5.00 optional pool and non-members are welcome to attend if they wish as they can purchase a day ticket.
Southern Canal League
The Southern Canal League final round was fished at Ivinghoe last weekend and turned out to be a very different match to the one held two weeks earlier. The weather had gone through a significant change between the two matches becoming a lot cooler with some of the first significant overnight lows of the year. The Canal had gone very clear and there was a significant amount of water movement, although not too many boats. Butch Murphy the league organiser said he had never seen Ivinghoe fish like this before.
It was a great result for his team Oakwood Green as if it had fished ‘normally’ they couldn't have made up the 9 points.
Image were in front, but they had 2 blanks and Oakwood Green took 11 points off them to win the league!
Most of the weights on the day were made up of Perch and smaller roach.
Top weights on the day were
1st 9lb 14oz,
2nd 9lb 3oz
3rd 8lb 14oz
Final Placings in the league were
1st Oakwood Green Total 129 Points
Tie 2nd Cadence Superteam and Image total 127 Points.
The club looks forward to welcoming the League back on our waters next year.
Chairmans Shield Match
Each September we hold a match known as the Chairmans Shield Match - originally the committee fished this match but for the last couple of years we have also invited our Bailiffs and our dedicated Work Party volunteer team to take part. This year the venue chosen was the River at Eaton Ford. It was a windy and quite cold start to the day but it brightened up later on and the wind died off. The venue did not perform as well as usual but everyone who fished did catch but some did better than others with the lowest weight being 3oz up to the winning weight of 4lb 9oz. Some of the group with the lower weights initially targeted the large Bream which go to double figures but unfortunately that did not pay off as they didn’t make an appearance this time others had an interfering Pike which killed the swim for a time on several occasions. Float fished single maggot seemed to be the successful method of the day and a varied range of species were caught with Roach, Dace, Perch, Gudgeon, Bleak, Skimmers and small Chublets appearing at the weigh in.
All 11 Results:-
1st Place – Mark Brooks 4lb 9oz
2nd Place – Mark Sessions 2lb 15oz
3rd Place – Dennis Hunt 2lb 14oz
4th Place – Rob Dunthorne 2lb 10oz
5th Place – Colin Holmes 2lb 1½oz
6th Place – Dave Murdoch 1lb 11oz
7th Place – Brian Turner 1lb 1½oz
8th Place – Barry Stevenson 12½ oz
9th Place – Bob Burdiak 12oz
10th Place – Fergal O Kane 9½oz
11th Place – Roger Bland 3oz
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