Category Archives: Club News

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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

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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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Half Yearly Ticket

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Half yearly winter ticket

Fees

Adults/oap £80.00 (this amount includes the £29.00 joining fee, payable for the first year only), junior £22.00, disabled/associate £62.00, (this amount includes the £29.00 joining fee, payable for the first year only),

Please note any former member of Barnet D.A.C who has been a member within the last five years ( since 2013/14 season) can purchase a half yearly ticket & would not have to pay the joining fee, but these people can only obtain this ticket from the tackle shops or by post (cheques made payable to Barnet D.A.C & sent to:                                                                            11, Liscombe, Birch Hill, Bracknell, Berks. RG12 7BY ), price for adults £51.00, oap/assoc/disable price £33.00 & juniors £22.00, forms are available from the shops or on line, former members cannot buy half yearly tickets via pay-pal.

Half yearly Winter tickets valid from 1st October 2017– 15th June 2018, will be available to purchase via pal-pal as from Saturday 23rd of September 2017, or you may purchase from local tackle shops as from 29/30 September 2017,

London Colney Tackle, Potters Bar Angling or D’N’A Tackle

 


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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

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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

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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.

 


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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Windmills at Shepherds Way

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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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Open Day at Shepherds Way

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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

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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