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Floating Islands

Category : Club News

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.

 


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New Bailiffs for Shepherds Way

Category : Club News

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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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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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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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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