The Luton A C Chub record was smashed on Saturday afternoon. Alan Wilkie fishing the river Great Ouse at Wyboston caught a 7lb 2oz monster smashing Sid Webb’s previous record by a pound. Alan was fishing adjacent to North House Lake; the chub was tempted with a boilie – a full picture report will be in Southern Angler.


Rex Tear on the same stretch fishing with bread flake tempted chub of 3lb 8ozs, 4lb 4ozs and a 6lb specimen. Also on the river Steve Briggs caught 3 pike between 7 and 14lbs and 2 zander of 5 and 8lbs. On the South Lagoon fishing for silver fish is improving with mixed bags of roach and skimmers falling to maggot.


At Beckerings Reservoir, Steppingley, the odd carp is still being caught; the largest recorded last week was a 19 pounder falling to Gary Stevens. The predator fisherman are having mixed fortunes a number of fish have been reported up to 15lbs. Bad news for anyone fishing Beckerings. The E A have requested that the trees surrounding the reservoir must go as they are a treat to the reservoir’s lining. This work will be undertaken in the near future.


On the Grand Union Canal there are plenty of silver fish showing around Tesco’s. The odd large perch is coming out. An angler fishing the Globe section caught one weighing 1 1/2lbs. 3 Locks is shut for repairs and caused a problem for the Braggers A C match group on Sunday when a large barge reached the locks, it was too long to turn around and had to be manually pulled back to its mooring.


This weeks matches…………………….


Luton A C fished a ‘Silver Fish only’ match on the canal at Ivinghoe Golf Range.


1st Pete Currell Jnr 13lb 4ozs all roach


2nd  Dave Pearce  10lb 7ozs mixed bag


3rd Richard Lear  9lb 13ozs mixed bag


Luton A C will be fishing a club match and club knockout round 5 at section

5 Sandy Bridge. Draw 8.45 at the Sandy Bridge car park.


The Priory Match Group fished their league match on the canal at Town South.


1st Dave Pellow  Luton     12lb 6ozs large perch on worm/caster


2nd Butch Murphy  Tring     12lb 2ozs perch/skimmers on worm/caster


3rd Ian Brown  Tring     10lb 14ozs large perch on red maggot


During the match a Luton angler caught a 2lb roach.


Braggers A C fished an inter-club on sections 3a and 3b of the canal.


1st  Harley Smith  3lb 12ozs  2 bream


2nd Phil Gale  2lb 10ozs 3 skimmers


3rd Dave Linford  2lb 4ozs mixed bag



John Morris


Luton A C Press Team