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.
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.
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 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.
I caught this carp at Shepherds Way on 9/4/17. My tackle was 5lb mainline with 3.6lb hook line on a size 16 hook, i hooked the carp in its bottom lip. The bait was 1 piece of tiny corn and a maggot, it took 15 minutes to land due to me worrying about line snapping.
For a fairly new angler I was very pleased with myself.
The carp weighed 15lb
Wally Spooner fished the peg next to the promontory with the windmill in the main lake. Tackle was 12 hook, hair rig with small feeder, carp rod behind alarms. Bait 2 6mm pellets halibut and robin red. Feeder had pellets plus ground bait. Fished 12.00 to 3.30pm, caught 5 carp, between 8 and 14lb, 4 commons 1 mirror all in good condition, fought well. Fishery peaceful, red kite orbiting overhead.