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new member first fish at Shepherds Way

Category : Fishery Reports

I caught this carp at Shepherds Way on 9/4/17. My tackle was 5lb mainline with 3.6lb hook line on a size 16 hook, i hooked the carp in its bottom lip. The bait was 1 piece of tiny corn and a maggot, it took 15 minutes to land due to me worrying about line snapping.
For a fairly new angler I was very pleased with myself.
Candy Tillson

The carp weighed 15lb


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Shepherds Way visit

Category : Club News

Dear Member,

I visited Shepherds Way yesterday & I see that some wood chippings have appeared in the back car park, we don’t require any more wood chippings to be delivered at the moment as it is restricting the car parking spaces until what is there has been used.

The main reason that Dave Porter & myself visited Shepherds Way yesterday was regards to the tree work which needs doing there, this was highlighted by the recent tree audit we had done, the urgent tree work (this will be five trees) will be done towards the end of April, once the ground has dried up so we may get some vehicles on the land. Does any of our members have a chain-saw with a 36inch blade who can help, if so, please contact Dave Ruddle via the web-site barnet.angling@net.com .

We will also need general help (moving & burning logs) when this tree work happens, we will send out an e-mail once we have the confirmed date for this work, please note the fishery will need to be closed whilst this work is undertaken, please note that anyone who helps with this work, it will count as their working party for the new season.

Dave Ruddle


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It was a good day at Shepherds Way

Category : Fishery Reports

Wally Spooner fished the peg next to the promontory with the windmill in the main lake. Tackle was 12 hook, hair rig with small feeder, carp rod behind alarms. Bait 2 6mm pellets halibut and robin red. Feeder had pellets plus ground bait. Fished 12.00 to 3.30pm, caught 5 carp, between 8 and 14lb, 4 commons 1 mirror all in good condition, fought well. Fishery peaceful, red kite orbiting overhead.


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Another nice Carp from Shepherds Way

Category : Fishery Reports

Another nice Carp from Shepherds Way for Ashley it weighed in at 12lb.


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Bream from Blunham

Category : Fishery Reports

Stuart fish Blunham 14-02-2017 and had a couple of bream the biggest went just over 6lb he also lost a bigger fish, fishing the stick float he thinks it could have been a barbel.


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Swim clearing at the Spinney Blunham

Category : Fishery Reports

Stuart, Rob, Melv and John have now cleared 10 swims on this venue, this is proving to be a good winter fishery. I have had reports of human waste on this venue, can I remind members that this should be bagged & taken home with you, or buried and not left for someone else to clear up.

Many thanks to Stuart & his team for all their hard work over the last few weeks, which has made this fishery fishable again.


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Ghost Carp Shepherds Way

Category : Fishery Reports

Biggest fish Ashley has had out of Shepherds Way this 24lb Ghost Carp on 29th January 2017 on 3 pieces of sweetcorn on a hair rig


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Blunham River Ouse

Category : Fishery Reports

Stuart Butterfield fished Blunham on the 11/01/2017 and had over 7lb of Roach and Dace in 3 hours, it also fished well on the Sunday 08/01/2017 the bait used was maggots, must be worth a fish now the weed has died back.


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Locked gate at London Colney

Category : Club News

I have today been informed by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, that they have as from 5th December placed a lock on the car park gate at Shenley lane ( London Colney ), this is the same lock and key as the one we use for Shepherds Way & Sonning. If you do not have a key, you can obtain one from one of the following places:

London Colney Tackle or Potters Bar Angling Centre, or by post from myself, please send cheque for £6.00 made payable to Barnet D A C to  11, Liscombe, Birch Hill, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 7BY, or via paypal on the club’s web-site.

Please make sure that the gate is locked & closed after you

Dave Ruddle


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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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