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Shepherds Way Work Party

Category : Club News

Thursday 28th December 2017 is the best day for most of you, so that’s the day I am going for, we will meet at 9.30am at the fishery & you can then decide how long you can/able to work for on that day, reminder will be sent out nearer the date for those of you that have already confirmed that you are free to help on that date, if there is anyone else who is free & would like to help, please just turn up at the fishery 9.30am.

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London Colney

Category : Club News

London Colney Update

Over the last year, the Trustees of the Club have worked hard, seeking the best possible solution to retain the fishing rights at Broad Colney Lakes. Since confirmation of the sale, we have had to take into account not only the current offer price, that we understand to be considerably in excess of the  £30,000 guide price, but also the ongoing upkeep of the surrounding land, along with the rebuilding of swims that have been removed by Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust.   This in itself is a massive task that we believe can only be achieved over a lengthy period of time with the help of grants from various outside providers, along with further assistance from a willing and supportive partner.

After taking all these factors into consideration we arranged meetings with London Colney Parish Council to see if they were willing to enter into a partnership with the Club.

The Parish Council passed a resolution at their last full meeting that they would submit a bid, working alongside of the Club, so they can continue with the fishing rights should the bid be successful   This proposal was later endorsed by the BADAC Committee at our last meeting

The submission is based on many and varying issues that make it unique in its presentation and hopefully has the strength to see it accepted.

We will of course keep you informed as events unfold.


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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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Work on the river Ivel

Category : Club News

From the IPA

We’ve been in contact with the EA about some planned works on the Ivel that will potentially impact upon IPA fishing for their duration. We received the following email from Tamsyn Ellway at the EA this morning. Perhaps you can let your members know, especially about the works on Broom Sluice (Jordan’s) as that upstream stretch is popular for roach fishing in winter. .

The works at Broom Sluice will include the following:

a)      refurbishing the superstructure, counterbalance and gate,

b)      replacing the wire ropes,

c)       replacing the existing motor and gearbox drive system with an actuator drive

d)      Installing hand railing near the actuator

e)      Installing inward opening spring gated access to top gangway

f)       applying new surface protection to the structure and telemetry kiosk

g)     patch repairing/re-pointing masonry and block stone upstream and downstream along the channel walls up to the disused mitre door recesses. 

To provide a dry working area while undertaking the works we will be damming off the channel upstream and downstream of the sluice gate. The intention is to discharge flows around the mill channel and maintain the current retention levels during the works. The works should not impact upon river levels in the longer term.


Works at Broom sluice are due to start in late November 2017 and are expected to take 7-8 weeks to complete.


Langford Firegate Sluice, also known as the New Bypass Sluice was constructed in 1946 and is situated approx. 50m upstream of Langford Mill at TL 18325 41281 and at the head of one of the two side channels at Langford. Please see map location image below.


Planned works at the Firegate Sluice and Langford Mill are planned in the period from January – March 2018.  The structures will be repaired in turn, we anticipate being able to control levels and flows whilst maintaining retention levels using the structure that is not being repaired at that point. We anticipate minimal impacts on levels/flows upstream. We do not anticipate any long term impacts on levels or flows.




If you have any further questions on these works please contact Asset.Perform.Bed@environment- agency.gov.uk.



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Shepherds Way/London Colney

Category : Club News

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

Category : Club News

Half yearly winter ticket


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.

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KHV Outbreak

Category : Club News


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

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An Appeal

Category : Club News

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 barnet.angling@btinternet.com with details.


Regards, Dave Porter, Dave & Christine Ruddle

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