Monday, 23 May 2011 20:05

Luton Angling Club fishing report | 16th May 2011


Luton AC offers fantastic fishing for most species with Carp to 37lb+, Tench 8lb+, Bream 10lb+, Chub 7lb+, Zander 16lb+, Pike near 30lb, Perch 3lb+ and Roach and Rudd over 2lb. All of the clubs stillwaters including 12 miles of the Grand Union Canal are open all year round and alot offer secure parking close to the venue. Unlike some clubs Luton AC do not charge a premium for night fishing or fishing between March and June.

Luton Angling Club Catch ReportsMoney from subscriptions is continually being ploughed back into improving the fisheries for the benefit of its members through work parties throughout the year.

Next weekends work party will be held at the Wyboston complex on Saturday 21st May. We will be repairing the track alongside the South Lagoon and North House and will be starting at 9.30 am. Any volunteers will be made more than welcome and we will keep you going with cups of tea and biscuits!

Congratulations this week to young Mason Lougher age 8 who has won a Top Rod prize in Anglers Mail for his canal perch which appeared a few weeks ago in this column.

Keep the pictures coming in everyone as you never know what you may win by sending pictures and reports to this column.

Elliot Archer - 30lb commonElliot Archer has been doing well at North House Lake recently landing commons of 30lb, 22lb and 20lb. Kevin Day was also on North House where he banked a 22lb 12oz common. 'Shy Simon' Jackson landed a 29lb 4oz common and 21lb 2oz mirror, Mark Ridgeway banked a 16lb common, John Hansell had the Parrot at 28lb 1oz, Mark Hodgson tempted the Lobe Tailed common at 31lb 8oz, Skid caught commons of 17lb 8oz, 16lb and 14lb and Richard Cinato had the Perch Common at 23lb 6oz.

Glenn Millier sent in a nice photo of a swan from North House for the monthly photo competition, if you think you can do better see details below.

On the adjacent South Lagoon plenty of roach and skimmers are being caught. Andy Wilkinson caught three bream to 8lb while Darren Walters had a 15lb mirror and two bream to 7lb.

Dave Hyne fished Beckerings for a 19lb 2oz common with 'Shy Simon' Jacksons dad' having seven carp to 22lb. Tony Sessions enjoyed some good bream fishing on the tip with fish between 5 and 8lb gracing his net.

On the canal the members area at Slapton is still fishing well for roach topping 1lb with best baits being maggot, hemp, tare and pellet. Elsewhere the best reported carp from the canal this week has been a fish of 19lb 8oz on legered boilie.

Kevin Day 22lb 12oz commonThe winner of our May photo competition will receive 10kg of the new Starmer Baits Coconut Fish boilies. It is open to anyone (members and non members) submitting a digital photo taken on any Luton AC controlled water and it can be of absolutely anything eg a sunset on the canal, a nice fish, wildlife etc. The photos submitted cannot be over a month old, the judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into regarding the result. So get snapping and forward your pictures to our usual email address or send from your mobile to 07704462635.

Five Star Baits who are based in South Bucks have two prizes of a 1kg bag of boilies to give away this month. All you have to do is name three baits from their range and email your answer to The closing date for entries is Sunday 29th May 2011 at midday. The first two correct entries drawn will win 1kg each from the Five Star Baits range. Five Star Baits are also looking for Field Testers in the Luton and Oxford areas so if you think you have something to offer contact them via their web site at

Please phone/text your catch reports from Luton AC waters to 07704462635 or email and if you have pictures taken on your phone send picture messages to 07704462635. Remember to always use an unhooking mat when targetting specimen fish, keeping the fish as low to the ground as possible when taking photos.

Check out the Luton AC website at for all the latest catch reports, news, pictures and membership details.

Source: Luton Angling Club

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