Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week ending 5th November 2023

Here is all of the news, information and catch reports from Luton Angling Club for the week ending Sunday 5th November 2023.

The terrible weather this week with the arrival of Storm Ciaran kept many people off the banks and there have been noticeably fewer reports. River levels and flows remain high with further rain forecast this week. We have had a few hardy members who decided to brave the conditions and have been rewarded with some good catches.

Back by Popular Demand!
Predator Match - South Lagoon - Date Saturday February 24th 2024
We will be holding another predator match on the South Lagoon on Saturday 24th February 2024. There are 20 places available. Open to both club members and Day Ticket anglers

Book your place using the link below. Entry is £10.00 and £5 of this goes to charity and the other £5.00 into a prize pot split between 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The entry fee must be paid in advance and Day Ticket anglers must also purchase a day ticket on the day.

Enter the Predator Match - February 24th 2024
Beckerings Reservoir
Liam Murphy was one who wasn't put off by the weather forecast fishing right through the storm on Thursday night, it paid off as he caught two carp believed to be a couple of the 2022 stockies number 21 & 22 weighing around 12-13lb.

Liam Murphy - Beckerings Stockie caught during Storm Cieran
Liam Murphy - Beckerings Stockie caught during Storm Cieran
Liam Murphy - Beckerings Stockie caught during Storm Cieran
South Lagoon
Reports of plenty of skimmers being caught, Graham Bailey had two extremely wet, windy and muddy nights on South Lagoon. He landed 6 pike from nine runs, 3 jacks to maybe 4 or 5lb and three bigger fish that weighed 11lb 8oz, 16lb 4oz and the biggest one of the session which was a little over 23lb.
Graham bailey - South Lagoon Pike
Graham bailey - South Lagoon Pike
Graham bailey - South Lagoon Pike
Graham bailey - South Lagoon Pike
North House Lake
Bailiff Brian had a go for the Pike on North House, he landed no fish but did miss a take on a Mackerel tail.

Match Report 1st November 2023 Three Locks Upper & Lower
Following the clock change at the weekend we had been expecting a lighter morning this week, but due to early overcast with wind and rain, this didn’t happen. With the numbers expected, we had decided to put a Section (A) below Three Locks and another Section (B) above the flight with 10 pegs in each.

Following the recent rain, the canal was highly coloured, with a midday water temperature of 11C. The weather forecast for the day wasn’t great, and we did have four seasons in one day, but it wasn’t generally as bad as we had perhaps initially expected.
The fishing however turned out to be difficult and somewhat patchy, some anglers struggling to catch, and recording DNW, which may have been due to the approach of storm Ciaran and the associated drop in air pressure.
The overall winner Tim Watts, who was pegged on section A and got a peg on the boats. At first, he wasn’t overly pleased with it, however it fished well. Tim reported no small fish at all, just a good stamp, and so had to wait and work for bites. He rotated and fed 3 separate areas down the far shelf, further over, tight to the boat and inside lines. He reported feeding quite heavily, going for it, which was a risky strategy, and he ended not getting a bite in the last hour. He ended up with 12lb 14oz for the win, made up with Skimmers a big Roach and a big Perch.
Our Winner on B section was Andy Frankum, who had a bit of a mare of a day losing 3 big bream, what he thought were a couple of big perch, and a couple of rigs to snags. He tried all sorts, changing rigs and hooks, but try as he might, they still fell off! Andy finished a frustrating day with 4lb 4oz.
Second on A was Colin MacBeth with 5lb 5oz, with Tony Hickmott third, and on B Sean Leatherland took second place by fishing short at 3Mtrs for the first half hour and then going to 11Mtrs where he fished worm and red maggot to take mostly small fish and a bonus perch and skimmer, ending with 3lb 15oz, beating Richard Darbon who fished short using pinkie over groundbait by 1oz!
Despite the relatively low weights this week, we all enjoyed the day, and we didn’t get too wet, although it was getting rather dark as we left the bank, a taste of things to come.
Thanks to all those who helped with the pegging, weighing, and admin again this week, without the team effort, we couldn’t run our weekly day out.
Results Section A
1st Trim Watts 12lb 14oz
2nd Colin McBeth 5lb 5oz
3rd Tony Hickmott 2lb 8oz
4th Bart Bonito 1lb 12oz
5th Ray Burton 1lb 9oz
6th Les Burton 2oz
Malcolm Ogden, Terry Vickers, Dudley Frankland DNW
Results Section B
1st Andy Frankum 4lb 4oz
2nd Sean Leatherland 3lb 15oz
3rd Richard Darbon 3lb 14oz
4th Dennis Hunt 3lb 10oz
5th Simon Faulkes 2lb 11oz
6th Adrian Smith 2lb 8oz
Richard Gibbs, Jim Tookey, David Nicholson & Dave Abbott DNW
Our next Match on Wednesday 8th November will be at How End, where all pegs are now allocated, draw in the car park at 8.30 am £5-00 optional pools £1.00 Wednesday peg fee, fish 10 till 3. Please do not arrive at the venue before 8 or park in the lane.
For anyone thinking of joining us for the first time on any of our fixtures, can we ask you message us so we know you are coming before turning up, so we can ensure we have room as this will allow us to better manage the pegging. You will be asked to produce your Club book at first appearance, so please have it with you.
Wednesday Match 1st November 2023
Wednesday Match 1st November 2023
Wednesday Match 1st November 2023
Wednesday Match 1st November 2023

Our reports tend to slow down at this time of year, so please do send in any content to keep the weekly reports alive through the winter months. Any content you can provide is appreciated even if its not catch related, even just pictures from the venues, updates on river conditions and as weather gets colder whether waters are frozen etc as this information is helpful for us to share with our members. Don't forget any catch pictures submitted are automatically entered into our monthly photo prize competition where a picture is selected by the committee to receive a £25.00 cash prize. The chosen winner for October was Colin Barden with his Pike from the South Lagoon.
Colin Barden - October Photo Prize winner

If you would like to send us a catch report from a Luton AC Water you can send reports and pictures via our facebook page and other social media accounts, the club website or via what’s app message to 07940 229071. 

Tight Lines Until Next Week!
Dave M
Luton AC

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