Category Archives: Club News

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Membership Ticket

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If you have not renewed your  membership ticket it is now out of date, but can be renewed by post or via pay pal on the clubs web site. Club bailiffs will be checking to make sure your ticket is for the current season 2017/18 which starts from the 16th June 2017.


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JACK’S OVER 60’S MATCH

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This match can now be booked by phoning Dave Porter his Mobil number is on your fixture list the number 3 is missing at the end of the number, places are limited so you need to book early


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Lost Tackle at Shepherds Way

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A member (Chris George) has had his rod and reel (Shimano reel and Quiver tip rod) pulled into the Lake, if anyone manages to retrieve this tackle could they please let Chris know on georgec53@hotmail.com or via the clubs email barnet.angling@btinternet.com or let the bailiffs know.


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Floating Islands

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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.

 


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New Bridge

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Please see above new bridge at Shepherds Way, many thanks must go to John Barcock & Melvyn Hall for all their had work in replacing all the sleepers on the old bridge & for replacing the wood on the small bridge between the two lakes.


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Water levels on the river Colne

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If you are around the Green Man or Lowbell Lane in the next few days, you may notice that the Colne is very low, or even dry in places.

Following a request, the Environment Agency has been out to check levels and have said that there are no problems above relating to extraction of blockage, so it can only be put down to a very dry winter and no recent rain.  Hopefully levels will pick up once we have some rain.


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Work Party 23rd April

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Shepherds Way saw a very successful work party on Sunday with some 16 members undertaking various tasks, from clearing and opening up the back car park, repairing the silt trap and re-establishing some of the eroding bank, along with a considerable amount of tree work.

I think those who attended enjoyed the morning and I would just like to say a sincere thank you to all who attended

Dave P


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New Bailiffs for Shepherds Way

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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.


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Shepherds Way visit

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Dear Member,

I visited Shepherds Way yesterday & I see that some wood chippings have appeared in the back car park, we don’t require any more wood chippings to be delivered at the moment as it is restricting the car parking spaces until what is there has been used.

The main reason that Dave Porter & myself visited Shepherds Way yesterday was regards to the tree work which needs doing there, this was highlighted by the recent tree audit we had done, the urgent tree work (this will be five trees) will be done towards the end of April, once the ground has dried up so we may get some vehicles on the land. Does any of our members have a chain-saw with a 36inch blade who can help, if so, please contact Dave Ruddle via the web-site barnet.angling@net.com .

We will also need general help (moving & burning logs) when this tree work happens, we will send out an e-mail once we have the confirmed date for this work, please note the fishery will need to be closed whilst this work is undertaken, please note that anyone who helps with this work, it will count as their working party for the new season.

Dave Ruddle


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Locked gate at London Colney

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I have today been informed by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, that they have as from 5th December placed a lock on the car park gate at Shenley lane ( London Colney ), this is the same lock and key as the one we use for Shepherds Way & Sonning. If you do not have a key, you can obtain one from one of the following places:

London Colney Tackle or Potters Bar Angling Centre, or by post from myself, please send cheque for £6.00 made payable to Barnet D A C to  11, Liscombe, Birch Hill, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 7BY, or via paypal on the club’s web-site.

Please make sure that the gate is locked & closed after you

Dave Ruddle