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Secretary and Treasurer required

Category : Club News

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 barnet.angling@btinternet.com  for any other details/information about these vacancies.


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Chub From Lowbell Lane

Category : Fishery Reports

Part of a catch from Lowbell, 5 Chub between 1.8lb and 4lb the rest of the catch was Bream and Roach. Bait was maggot and caster.


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London Colney

Category : Club News

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.

 


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Club’s Insurance.

Category : Club News

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.


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Shepherds Way/London Colney

Category : Club News

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.


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Member information

Category : Club News

Could all members please make sure that they fill in their Fishers Green Consortium & Woodlands Lake Fishery cards with their name & address, also please sign before entering any of their fisheries, failure to do so could result in you being asked to leave the fishery, also please make sure you read & obey the rules when using these fisheries.


KHV Outbreak

Category : Club News

 

There is a KHV outbreak in the local area, so if you are visiting any of the club waters (London Colney, Lowbell and especially Shepherds Way) please make sure you air dry your landing nets and keep nets before going fishing, this is very important as it could wipe out all the carp in a water.

Dave Ruddle



Floating Islands

Category : Club News

Floating Islands at Shepherds Way

If you visit Shepherds Way, you will see that the Club has introduced 2 floating Islands. These have been supplied by the Environment Agency at no cost to the Club whatsoever and our thanks must be passed on to (Rob Pearson EA Officer) and his team for their assistance in getting them onto the lake.

The reason for introducing them is to allow some refuge for fish against predatation from Cormorant’s.   Many of you will be aware that we have applied for a licence to cull and by introducing these we hope to strengthen our application to Natural England, especially as the problem is still ongoing and we are losing fish.   The Islands have a cage underneath them but it does not go to the lake bed and this allows larger fish access from underneath and smaller fish through the wires.  They are anchored to the bottom via two ropes with heavy weights attached and have coconut matting with grass and aquatic seed that will hopefully grow up enhancing their appearance, the chicken wire is to prevent birds nesting.

We strongly recommend that you do not cast directly to the islands as you are likely to get snagged.

We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

 


New Bailiffs for Shepherds Way

Category : Club News

New bailiffs for Shepherds Way Roger Manser on the left and Mark Saunders on the right, please note these two bailiffs replace Trevor Williams who has stood down as bailiff for Shepherds Way.

Please remember when asked to show your membership card they are only doing their job for the club, also you should always have your membership card on you at all times when fishing our club waters, so there should be no excuse for not showing your card when asked.