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.
At the Barnet & District A .C. AGM on Wednesday 1st April 2015, the current Secretary, Chairman & Treasurer gave two years notice to say that they would be standing down from these positions, this means that they will no longer be running the club as from next year’s AGM which will be on Wednesday 4th April 2018, as yet we have not had anyone coming forward to take up these positions, therefore this appeal is going out to the membership to see if there is anyone out there that may be interested in helping to run the club (full and ongoing support will be given to anyone interested from the current officers).
If anyone can help with the above, or knows of anyone else who might be interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
Regards, Dave Porter, Dave & Christine Ruddle
Jack’s match 4th July, Neate’s Lake Shepherds Way
Twenty members turned up to fish the match, with ages ranging from 60 to 85. All in all a successful day with the majority of those present caching and in many cases losing good fish.
Bert Balbi won the day with 51lb 6oz, (2nd) was Dave Aris with 28lb 15oz, (3rd) Ray Mouratsing with 23lb 4oz and (4th) was Roy Cannon the most senior angler on the day with 22lb 6oz. Apart from Ray the best weights came from the far side of the lake, pegs 20 to 26.
12 weighed in for a total weight of 203lb 11oz.
We are aware that Carp are the predominant species in the lake but it was nice to see that a good number of Bream and decent Roach were caught.
If you have not renewed your membership ticket it is now out of date, but can be renewed by post or via pay pal on the clubs web site.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.
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.
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
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.