Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week Ending 23/5/2021

Here is all this weeks news and catch reports from Luton Angling Club. The poor weather this week has meant fewer catch reports than usual. Don't forget the current membership year expires on 31st May and the locks will be changed at all our venues late on the 31st. Existing members that have renewed please make sure you start using the new key and membership book from 1st June.

North House Lake
A 4 fish session for Brad William Evan-Hart the biggest fish a 30lb Common he also had a 19lb mirror and a 21lb plated mirror which is one of the stockies that went in at 8lb 2oz these fish are growing at an amazing rate. He also caught a large tench which was not weighed - the successful method was simple short hair rigs all bottom baits using DNA Baits S7 and Bug bait.
Paul Trew had a 28lb Common Carp.
During her session Stacey Collins had Tench of 4lb 4oz and 5lb 5oz.
Kempston Lake
The club will no longer have access to Kempston Lake from 1st June 2021 and making the most of the final weeks James Hunter had 2 Commons the biggest at 28lb and the other 18lb 7oz.he faced some of the most ruthless wind he has ever fished in but was well worth it. Members are reminded that Kempston will no longer be available to Luton members from 1st June 2021.

Wednesday Match 19th May 2021
Match Report 19th May
On Wednesday this week 12 anglers met at South Lagoon. We were pleased to welcome a couple newcomers, David and Ian Orbell joining us for the first time. The match was a generally slow affair with most struggling for bites on what appeared to be a perfect day, anglers fishing a variety of methods, Pole, Waggler and Feeder all being used. Most baits were tried, including maggot, pinkie, caster and chopped worm to secure a bite. From the general condition of the bream caught it was obvious the fish had only just completed spawning, which may be the reason sport was so slow and the weights disappointing. Ian Orbell managed some roach and skimmers and selection of small fish for first place, Dennis Hunt took second with three skimmers and some roach while the reliable Nuala Gray was third with a skimmer and bits, beating husband John by 2oz.
initially the weather was bright and warm with anglers enjoying the sunshine, with a gentle South Westerly wind, although the usual Wednesday rain shower arrived at midday. The air temperature was 16C and the water temperature 15C
John Gray accidentally fell in while packing up at the end of the match, he managed to climb out OK but unfortunately lost his glasses in the process and had a very damp drive home. Perhaps a timely reminder to us all to take care on the banks especially in muddy conditions.
1st Ian Orbell 5lb 5oz
2nd Dennis Hunt 2lb 13oz
3rd Nuala Gray 1lb 12oz
4th John Gray 1lb 10oz
5th (Joint) Ash Bunnage & Roger Baker 1lb 7oz
Match Report - Grand Union Canal 16/5/2021
Nine anglers from Hanwell Prince of Wales club fished with mixed results at Section 13 (Ivinghoe) on Sunday, on a day of mixed weather which was very windy at times. Five of the anglers fished the first 150-300 yards opposite the boats, which looked great but only produced one small perch.

The 3rd place angler who had one bream weighing 2lb 7oz fished near the gate and the other 3 fished the far end opposite boats, which was a more sheltered spot and produced better results, the first place angler had 6 small bream for 7lb 3oz caught close in by reeds, The angler in second place had 6lb 8oz which was made up of 3 bream and two Perch.

Wyboston Work Party
Work Party Team members Dave M, Bob Burdiak and Wojciech Dunaj were out on the River at Wyboston Saturday and strimmed all the swims and pathways along the River. We will give it another trim just before the river season starts on the 16th June. Bailiffs Brian and Warren made further improvements to the Wyboston access track adding and rolling more aggregate.
That's it for this week

Dave M - Luton AC

Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week Ending 16/5/2021

Here is all this week's news and catch reports from Luton Angling Club. Please keep your catch reports coming in.

South Lagoon Wyboston
A surprising catch for Martin Scholes while fishing using sweetcorn as his hookbait, He was convinced he had hooked a Tench or a Carp so was very surprised when this 9lb 10oz Zander arrived at his net.
Beckerings Reservoir
Kevin Miller had 5 Bream totalling 42lb caught on fluoro maggots and ground bait feeder.

On a mostly gloomy and windy Monday at Beckerings which was spent dodging heavy rain showers a new PB bream of 8lb 12oz brightened up Dennis Hunt's day. The fish was taken at 30 metres on 3 red maggots.

Bailiff Mark was very happy after catching a 6lb 1oz Beckerings Tench on float fished caster with a size 16 hook and 3lb mainline. He also had an 8lb Bream and a few Perch over a pound.

Amer Jawad had a tough session but managed to catch a cracking roach of 1lb 6oz on the pole and two nice bream on the feeder. 

North House Lake
North House Bailiff Brian Turner had a great 48 hour session on North house catching a 30lb 1oz common a 10lb common and a stunning looking mirror. Its definitely one of the stockies and has done very well as it was 20lb on the nose and according to Brian put up a hell of a fight.

Allan Howard King also had a productive 48hr session on North House with a Common at 24lb 4oz and a Mirror at 25lb 9oz he also had a low double common and a Tench.
Andrew Dewar had a 21lb 2oz Common 2 hours into his 48 hour session he also had a 20lb 2oz Mirror Carp.
Gary Hatchett had a 6 fish catch on his 48 hour session on North House including Pecs at 30lb. Commons of 24lb 6oz, 20lb 2oz and 15lb and Mirrors of 17lb and 15lb
Wednesday Match Report 12 May 2021
It was a great Turnout this week as twelve members of the Wednesday group met at Three locks on a morning that started bright and fine with light winds, and the birds were singing in the trees. However, we had some cloud towards lunchtime and just to remind us it was Wednesday we had a rain shower soon after!
With the water temperatures now warming to a heady 14C this week we had high hopes the Roach and Bream would show, but this didn’t materialise.
Most had a slow first hour, struggling to find fish on the inside lines while feeding over, but the inside failed to produce fish in any quantity. Most then decided to concentrate the attack on mid track to far shelf lines with better results, those that had worm fed choppie and had some success with largish Perch, fishing worm sections on the hook after doing so, others taking fish on red maggot. Apart from the odd Skimmer the expected Bream failed to show.
Richard Gibbs had a fantastic sail away bite on a Lobworm section, and was convinced he had a Perch, only to find out at the net it was a small Pike!
A good day out enjoyed by all, with some excellent Banter between those attending
1st Dudley Frankland 5lb 14oz
2nd Colin Holmes 4lb 4oz
3rd Dennis Hunt 3lb 7oz
4th Chris Howard 2lb 14oz
5th Malcolm Ogden 2lb 12oz
6th John Gray 2lb 7oz
7th Nuala Gray 2lb 6oz 8drm
8th Barry Roper 2lb 4oz
9th Richard Gibbs 1lb

Next week, 19th May the group will fish South Lagoon Wyboston, meet along the front of the Lagoon for 9am draw, £5.00 optional pools. Non-Members may attend on payment of a day ticket.
Our Current Wednesday forward program is:
26th May Grand Union Canal Ivinghoe
(Off Road parking arranged in the Brownlow paddock, £3.00 car)
2nd June Grand Union Canal Cooks Wharf
9th June Beckerings Reservoir (Members Only)
16th June Eaton Ford (Members Only)

That's it for this week.

Tight Lines - Dave M
Luton AC

Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week Ending 9/5/2021

Here is all this weeks news, information and catch reports from all Luton Angling Club waters. 

Beckerings Reservoir
The fish have really woken up this week with some great catches reported. It was Mirror time for Neil Cox at Beckerings by the time he was 24hrs into a 48hr session he had caught a common of 17lb then an 18lb linear and 2 more mirrors one at 17lb and then another cracking linear at 22lb 14oz,
By the end of the session he'd had 10 fish with his fifth and sixth fish of the session Commons of 15lb and 24lb 14oz. No photo or weight of the 7th fish but 8,9,10 at 24lb 3oz, 24lb 10oz and 22lb 7oz
Gamekeeper Scott Shuckford got his rods out for the first time this year and spent a couple of hours at Beckerings one evening after work. It couldn’t of gone any better with a 26lb mirror, 16lb mirror, 22lb mirror and finished off with a 25.5 common the fish have certainly woke up and are on the feed at Beckerings.
On Sunday Trevor Bunnage fished the reservoir and had a cracking session catching 1 skimmer , 3 perch and 21 Bream.All on cage feeder at 30 metres ,biggest 11lb 6oz smallest was about 6lb
North House Lake
Andy Dewar had one of the stockies at 14lb 3oz
Wednesday Match Report
Nine met for the Wednesday Group match this week on the Town South section of the Grand Union Canal in Leighton Buzzard.
We were pleased to welcome a couple of new faces, Ash Bunnage and Roger Baker.
The day began with the sun shining after the Tuesday gales, but the day was more like early April than May. It started getting much colder at midday just before the heavy sleet started, which was followed by heavy rain, which suddenly stopped when the whistle blew at 3pm! Yet again the Wednesday group got wet!
The Canal temperature is still low, being around 10C, slowing the fishing.
Trevor and Ash Bunnage both started brightly having a good first hour, if it had kept up at that pace Trevor believed he would have been on for 30lb! He was taking Bream on white Fjuka pellet, the first time he had tried it, but as the cold front moved in his swim died as did others.
Nuala Gray caught bream steadily throughout the day on worm heads, and Richard Gibbs who was late arriving and missed the first hour struggled to catch until the last hour when after feeding quantities of chopped worm he had two large perch, the one of 3lb 2oz now being his Personal Best
Behind the top three there were some excellent backup weights. All enjoyed the day and the company.
We aim to be a friendly group who welcome those who come and join in with us, do come along if you want to give it a go, especially if you are a Luton Club member. As far as we are concerned the more the merrier, you need not be the greatest angler, we are happy to share information, just come along and enjoy the company and the general banter with us.
1st Nuala Gray 11lb 13oz
2nd Trevor Bunnage 10lb 5oz
3rd Richard Gibbs 7lb 8oz
4th Ash Bunnage 7lb 3oz
5th Dudley Frankland 6lb 9oz
6th John Gray 4lb 12oz

Next week we will fish Section 3, Three Locks towards Milton Keynes, meet in the Three Locks car park for a 9am walk off draw, £5.00 optional pools, Non-Members welcome on payment of a day ticket

Turnford Slipe Lane Pits - Work Party
A joint work party was carried out on Sunday by several of the consortium member clubs and many of the swims were cleared of fallen and overhanging branches and a general tidy up and litter pick carried out around the four pits.

Thats it for this week.

Tight Lines.

Dave - Luton AC