It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of George Favell, who died in hospital on Sunday 11th February 2018, George was a long time member of Barnet D A C, who could often be found fishing at Shepherds Way, we have no funeral details at the moment, as & when we receive them we will post them on this site.
As from 1st February 2018, new members can join Barnet D.A.C & obtain membership until 15th June 2019 ( giving you an extra 3 months fishing), you can obtain membership via pay-pal on our web-site or by visiting the following tackle shops: London Colney Tackle, Potters Bar Angling & D & A Tackle, membership can also be obtained from us (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Please note at the moment we only have London Colney Lakes until 30.04.18, as it’s in the process of being sold, hopefully the new owner we let us retain the fishing rights, but at the moment we have no information on this, therefore no night fishing permit’s will be issued until we know the outcome of the sale of this fishery.
The club URGENTLY requires new officers to fulfil the following vacancies, full & on-going help would be available from the outgoing officers:
Secretary, this job includes all correspondence for the club, e.g, letter writing, minute taking at club meetings & liaising with landlords regarding any of our leases/fisheries.
Treasurer, this job would suit a married/partner duo or two people/friends that live quite close to each other so liaising would be easy, as this vacancy also includes the up-date of the membership database, sending out renewals in April each year, the banking of all monies received & the balancing of all receipts & expenses paid at the end of each year.
Please note the busy period for the treasurer is the three months from April-June each year, as this is when all the renewals go out & members return their renewals to re-join the club.
Both positions receive an honorarium annually, if anyone is interested in the above please contact Dave Ruddle via e-mail to email@example.com for any other details/information about these vacancies.
London Colney Update
Over the last year, the Trustees of the Club have worked hard, seeking the best possible solution to retain the fishing rights at Broad Colney Lakes. Since confirmation of the sale, we have had to take into account not only the current offer price, that we understand to be considerably in excess of the £30,000 guide price, but also the ongoing upkeep of the surrounding land, along with the rebuilding of swims that have been removed by Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust. This in itself is a massive task that we believe can only be achieved over a lengthy period of time with the help of grants from various outside providers, along with further assistance from a willing and supportive partner.
After taking all these factors into consideration we arranged meetings with London Colney Parish Council to see if they were willing to enter into a partnership with the Club.
The Parish Council passed a resolution at their last full meeting that they would submit a bid, working alongside of the Club, so they can continue with the fishing rights should the bid be successful This proposal was later endorsed by the BADAC Committee at our last meeting
The submission is based on many and varying issues that make it unique in its presentation and hopefully has the strength to see it accepted.
We will of course keep you informed as events unfold.
Barnet and District Angling Club
Membership number: 63421
We are writing to all Angling Trust member clubs with important information about your club’s insurance.
We have been advised by Jelf Insurance Brokers that the cover provided under the Sportscover Sports Liability Policy in as far as it applies to individual members of Angling Trust member clubs and syndicates, covers your members only when they are engaged in activities connected with the member club or syndicate. This limitation is specifically referred to in clause 15.2 on page 5 of the Sports Liability policy document.
We would respectfully ask that your club committee or syndicate leader takes action to ensure that your members are aware of this limitation to the cover. Individual anglers who wish to ensure that they have the benefit of public liability insurance for all their angling activities worldwide, whether connected with a member club or not, can join the Angling Trust as an individual member and receive this cover as an automatic benefit of membership.
We will be writing to you again soon to introduce an exciting new initiative to help us grow Angling Trust individual membership and benefit you, our member clubs, as part of that recruitment process. We also expect to be in touch with news of a great new membership benefit for individual members.
We’ve also been addressing the new Data Protection regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 and we’ll be writing to all member clubs with advice to help you make sure you can be compliant with the new requirements.
We’ll be sending these communications to all clubs through the post, so please make sure we have correct contact details for your club or syndicate and let us know promptly if any changes are required.
From the IPA
We’ve been in contact with the EA about some planned works on the Ivel that will potentially impact upon IPA fishing for their duration. We received the following email from Tamsyn Ellway at the EA this morning. Perhaps you can let your members know, especially about the works on Broom Sluice (Jordan’s) as that upstream stretch is popular for roach fishing in winter. .
The works at Broom Sluice will include the following:
a) refurbishing the superstructure, counterbalance and gate,
b) replacing the wire ropes,
c) replacing the existing motor and gearbox drive system with an actuator drive
d) Installing hand railing near the actuator
e) Installing inward opening spring gated access to top gangway
f) applying new surface protection to the structure and telemetry kiosk
g) patch repairing/re-pointing masonry and block stone upstream and downstream along the channel walls up to the disused mitre door recesses.
To provide a dry working area while undertaking the works we will be damming off the channel upstream and downstream of the sluice gate. The intention is to discharge flows around the mill channel and maintain the current retention levels during the works. The works should not impact upon river levels in the longer term.
Works at Broom sluice are due to start in late November 2017 and are expected to take 7-8 weeks to complete.
Langford Firegate Sluice, also known as the New Bypass Sluice was constructed in 1946 and is situated approx. 50m upstream of Langford Mill at TL 18325 41281 and at the head of one of the two side channels at Langford. Please see map location image below.
Planned works at the Firegate Sluice and Langford Mill are planned in the period from January – March 2018. The structures will be repaired in turn, we anticipate being able to control levels and flows whilst maintaining retention levels using the structure that is not being repaired at that point. We anticipate minimal impacts on levels/flows upstream. We do not anticipate any long term impacts on levels or flows.
If you have any further questions on these works please contact Asset.Perform.Bed@environment- agency.gov.uk.
We are receiving feedback from some members that Shepherds Way is up for Sale.
The Club would like to inform the membership that this could not be further from the truth and Shepherds Way lakes will always remain an integral part of BADAC.
However these rumors may well relate to the sale of Broad Colney Lakes and the nature reserve as a whole, with the sale going onto the open market some two weeks ago.
The Club is fully aware of the situation and would like to reassure members that every effort is being made and every avenue explored, to allow the Club to continue to fish at Colney for many years to come.
We hope to be able to give a further update in early November.
Half yearly winter ticket
Adults/oap £80.00 (this amount includes the £29.00 joining fee, payable for the first year only), junior £22.00, disabled/associate £62.00, (this amount includes the £29.00 joining fee, payable for the first year only),
Please note any former member of Barnet D.A.C who has been a member within the last five years ( since 2013/14 season) can purchase a half yearly ticket & would not have to pay the joining fee, but these people can only obtain this ticket from the tackle shops or by post (cheques made payable to Barnet D.A.C & sent to: 11, Liscombe, Birch Hill, Bracknell, Berks. RG12 7BY ), price for adults £51.00, oap/assoc/disable price £33.00 & juniors £22.00, forms are available from the shops or on line, former members cannot buy half yearly tickets via pay-pal.
Half yearly Winter tickets valid from 1st October 2017– 15th June 2018, will be available to purchase via pal-pal as from Saturday 23rd of September 2017, or you may purchase from local tackle shops as from 29/30 September 2017,
London Colney Tackle, Potters Bar Angling or D’N’A Tackle