Category Archives: Club News

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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.

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Jack’s over 60 match

Category : Club News

Autumn Over 60’s match

Eighteen diehards ticked off their names and awaited the draw. Dull and humid conditions with not a breath of wind accompanied the participant’s tension. Once completed and with the usual derogatory remarks and questions concerning birth wafting around the carpark, it was time to set up stall and get ready to fish.

The fastest catch of the day went to Alan Laney – landing his first carp five minutes after the start whilst there appeared to be a certain lethargy from the lakes inhabitants for the other competitors. Needless to say, such conditions didn’t last long with occasional splashes, grunts and academy winning performances from anglers trying to put fish into keep nets without losing their catch or from falling in.

In the end class will out as Colin Winter proved supreme with a winning weight of 51lbs 4oz followed by Len Swift capably assisted by Mrs Swift, with a weight of 33lbs 8ozs whilst the erstwhile Tony Chebsey took third place with 27lbs 4ozs – although if he had checked his keepnets for holes prior to fishing, he may have made second place. All in all 15 Club members weighed in for a total weight of 232lbs.

From a personal point of view, I undoubtedly fished my peg wrong but did catch one fish – a personal best from Neate’s Lake – a perfectly scaled common of 9lbs 6ozs. Not big by some standards but perfect for what turned out to be ‘a funny old day’ in all senses of the words.

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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.

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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


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