Category Archives: Club News

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.

  • -

Windmills at Shepherds Way

Category : Club News

Photo below of one of the two windmills that have been erected at Shepherds Way, one on Neate’s Lake and the other on the Small lake. These turbines/windmills have been installed on the two lakes at Shepherds Way to build up the oxygen levels in both lakes, therefore we should not need to use the generators/aerators anymore, we will however still keep the generators/aerators on site as a back-up, just in case they are needed.






Open Day at Shepherds Way

Category : Club News

The open day at Shepherds Way went off very well, with many current members renewing their membership for the coming season, at times it was very busy and we have never seen the car park so full. Several new members joined on the day and quite a few others took forms away with them and we hope to hear back from them within the week.

Many thanks to all who helped make this a successful day, the BBQ was a great hit with everybody and the youngsters had a good day catching plenty of fish.

BBQ_edited-1  openday6 openday5 openday4 open day

Neate’s Lake @ Shepherds Way

Category : Club News

The Top Lake at Shepherds Way has been re-named as Neate’s Lake in respect of the 40+ years that Jack Neate was treasurer for Barnet D A C , Jack stood down as treasurer in April 2016, Jack spent many enjoyable years as treasurer of Barnet D A C & still has an input the affairs of the club. Jack obtained & has retained a great deal of knowledge about the club, which is a great help to the current committee members, long may he continue do so.


Neate's Lake