Luton Angling Club Weekly News Report for the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & St Neots Cambridgeshire Area - Week ending 26th November 2023

Here is all of the news, information and catch reports from Luton Angling Club for the week ending Sunday 26th November 2023. 

Night Fishing/Fishing after Dark on Beckerings Reservoir and North House Lake.
it has come to our attention that members are fishing into darkness without booking on. If you intend to fish after sunset or arrive before sunrise at Beckerings/North House Lake you must book on using the process detailed in your membership book on the Night Fishing page.

Wyboston River Ouse
Paul Wilkie fished the Wyboston stretch of the River Ouse on Thursday. It was very slow going but the wait was well worth it as he eventually had this cracking 5lb Chub.
Paul Wilkie - 5lb Chub - Wyboston River Ouse
South Lagoon
Ben Waymont caught an 8lb Pike during a short session.
Ben Waymont - 8lb Pike - South Lagoon
Brian Turner had a bit of a cold one on South Lagoon Saturday night fishing for the Predators. He woke up to a very frosty morning with a good layer of frost covering his tackle.
A cold morning at South Lagoon!
We have had a great response to our Charity Predator Match planned for 24th February 2024 and all the spaces are now taken. Thanks to all the anglers that have paid their entry fees. We are really looking forward to this event!

Beckerings Reservoir
Warren Griffiths braved the windy conditions at the reservoir this week and fishing in the margins on a helicopter rig fished with a Baitworks Atlantic Heat wafter fished over a handful of pellet and innovate bait The Fix had this cracking 27lb 7oz common.
Warren Griffiths - Beckerings Common
Match Report 22nd November 2023 Grand Union Canal Town South
This week the Wednesday match was to be held at Eaton Ford, but the recent rain had led to slippery banks and a very swollen river, so this week we fished an alternate venue on the Canal instead.

Wednesday was a cold late autumn morning, and the dawn broke as we met for our draw with a spectacular sunrise, which started with deep red hues and ended up a lovely orange, before fading to give a fine but cooler day. The starting air temperature was around 5C as we made our way to our pegs.
The temperature climbed slowly to a high of around 10C at midday, before starting to fall again as the afternoon drew on.
The Canal had good colour, but was very full, with a midday temperature of 9C, and due to the rain had a slight flow due to the amount of water discharging from the canal via the overflows.
We had a couple of boats during our match, but both passed us with little disturbance.
Today wasn’t easy for anyone, and weights were quite low for this venue, which usually produces bigger bream. Tim Watts our winner, was delighted when he drew what he thought would be a bream peg. He attacked it for them from the off but it never happened, and unbeknown to him, no Bream were to be caught by anyone else during the match. Tim was getting small roach, but as these don’t usually produce winning weights if the bream show, he initially tried bigger baits to avoid them. This turned out to be a tactical error today, so he eventually went for the roach and got run of better fish with 20 mins to go. Tim ended with 90 Roach for 6lb and took his fish using punch and pinkie as hookbait.
Dudley Frankland fished the bottom of the far shelf feeding chop worm and caster. Dudley took a few bigger Perch using worm hook bait to end with 5lb 8oz.
Dennis Hunt started feeding liquidised bread and toasted crumb at the bottom of the inside shelf at 4 metres and fed a far swim at 11 metres with groundbait and pinkie. Starting on the inside he took roach steadily all day, the far swim failing to produce, ending with 86 roach for 4lb 7oz.
1st Tim Watts 6lb
2nd Duley Frankland 5lb 8oz
3rd Dennis Hunt 4lb 7oz
4th Adrian Smith 4lb 4oz
5th Colin McBeth 3lb 4oz
6th Keith Ward 2lb 8oz
7th Sean Leatherland 2lb 5oz
8th Richard Darbon 2Lb 3oz
9th Andy Frankum 1lb 10oz
10th Steve Lathwell 1lb 7oz
11th Tony Hickmott 1lb 6oz
12 Malcolm Ogden 0lb 8oz
Les & Ray Burton DNW
Our next Match on Wednesday 30th November will be on the GUC at Town North Draw 8:15 at the venue £5-00 optional pools £1.00 Wednesday peg fee, fish 9:30 till 2:30.
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.

Wednesday Match
Wednesday Match
Town South - Wednesday Match

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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