Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week ending 12th November 2023

Here is all of the news, information and catch reports from Luton Angling Club for the week ending Sunday 12th November 2023.

A slow week for reports this week please send in all your catch reports as we really do need them at this time of year!

Beckerings Reservoir
Darren Savage fished Beckerings for the Roach this week and while using only 3lb line and a size 16 hook this 26lb 11oz Common decided to take the bait. Amazingly Darren was able to carefully play and land the fish which must have been a real challenge on such light gear. He also had a Roach and numerous small perch during the session.
Darren Savage 26lb 11oz Common Carp from Beckerings
A few years ago we stocked Ide into Beckerings reservoir all at around 6-8" in size these Ide have grown very well and are now around the 2-3lb mark. To complete the last phase of our 2023 stocking program we added a further 300 6-8" Ide from the same supplier (Epperstone Park Hatcheries) These fish are fast growing and feed well all year round so provide good fun for our members.
Ide for Beckerings
Ide for Beckerings
Ide for Beckerings
South Lagoon
On Sunday, Fergal O'Kane had a 10lb 4oz Pike on Smelt
Fergal O'Kane 10lb 4oz Pike from South Lagoon

North House Work Party
On Saturday the wpork party crew assembled at North House Lake and carried out general venue maintenance. We cleared a number of snags from the water, thinned the reeds on some of the swims, cleared undergrowth around the otter fence and trimmed overhanging branches that encroached swims. A huge thanks to the volunteers who assisted.

I apologise if I miss anyone here... Brian and Kieran Turner, Neville Hunt, Dennis Vivian, Fergal O'Kane, Bob Burdiak, Mark Brooks, David Murdoch, Josh Townsend, Barry Stevenson, Daniel Hussey,David Nicholson, Des Saunders and not forgetting Andy Smith who did a fantastic job feeding and watering the volunteers. Also, I can't forget 5 year old Mason who did a great job on his first Luton AC work party.
North House Lake Work Party
North House Lake Work Party
North House Lake Work Party
North House Lake Work Party
North House Lake Work Party
North House Lake Work Party
North House Lake Work Party
Our next work party is at Beckerings on 18th November where we will be repairing a concrete plinth under one of the otter fence gates and having a bit of general maintenance and a venue tidy up.

Match Report 8th November 2023 Yasis, How End
As we gathered at How End for this week’s match on Wednesday morning, it was dark and wet following a cold night. Fortunately, as we were unloading our cars and doing our draw, the rain eased, and then stopped, and the breeze dropped, although it wasn’t terribly warm.
These conditions persisted until Midday, when the sky became darker, the wind got up and a heavy rain squall appeared. This lasted about 30 minutes, and then abated but the cold wind persisted, dropping away about an hour later.
The lake had good colour, and anglers could see the occasional fish topping as we set up, and all of us were looking forward to a good day.
Jim Tookey had a red-letter day, Jim fished two lines one at 9 Mtrs and another margin line feeding 4mm Pellets with 6mm pellets on the hook to end with a catch of mostly Carp for 104lb 9oz.
Sean Leatherland took second place, fishing single red maggot over small nuggets of groundbait midway across weighing 64lb 10oz.
Third place this week was taken by Myles Tommey. Myles started off fishing maggot over small balls of groundbait, but was only catching Ide, with odd small Barbel, so he switched tactics feeding micro pellet and banded pellet hookbait and started to catch the Carp ending with 59lbs.
All of us enjoyed the day despite the inclement weather, and as usual we record our very many thanks to Phil, Tanya and Pip at How End and to those who helped run the day, especially Tracy and Ray for doing the weigh in for us.
1st Jim Tookey 104lb 9oz
2nd Sean Leatherland 64lb 10oz
3rd Myles Tommey 59lb
4th Dave Britton 49lb 1oz
5th Steve Lathwell 45lb 7oz
6th Colin McBeth 36lb 15oz
7th Andy Frankum 32lb 9oz
8th John Gray 19lb 5oz
9th Nuala Gray 18lb 10oz
10th Dennis Hunt 18lb 2oz
11th Les Burton 13lb 2oz
12th Andy Norgate 10lb 7oz
13th Ray Burton 10lb 6oz.
Our next Match on Wednesday 15th November will be at Wold Farm, a change from the advertised venue due to river conditions. Draw 8.30 at the venue £5-00 optional pools £1.00 Wednesday peg fee, plus fishery peg fee, fish 10 till 3, and this week breakfast can be ordered in advance if required.
For anyone thinking of joining us for the first time 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.

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. Don’t forget every picture we receive is automatically entered in to our monthly photo prize which is judged by the committee and you could win £25.00. It’s not always the biggest fish that wins so well worth sending in any of your catch reports. Tight Lines Until Next Week! Dave M Luton AC

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