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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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River Severn weekend

Category : Fishery Reports

The sun shone on the ‘righteous’ this weekend after an horrendous journey for some on their way to Bridgnorth for our annual barbel bashing session although unfortunately the weather caused one regular to have to turn back in his attempt to get there due to impassable sections of his journey. We greeted old friends and new in the shape of The Eco Warrior and his dog, Nathan and Robbie Junior.

A new section was tried by some on the day of arrival (Friday) but fish proved elusive to the majority on the venue – the ‘old hand’ luckily snaring a couple of ‘five pounders’, with little or nothing else being caught.

Saturday’s session on our booked stretch saw everyone catch (although Robbie senior fished an ‘illegal’ swim to hook and sometimes land his fish). The Chairman bagged his ‘first choice’ swim but it or he failed to produce as expected and one could blame it on the extremely bright sunshine that we enjoyed over the whole period although others may have had different thoughts!

Sunday saw the majority of our party return to our booked stretch but others preferred to seek alternative stretches where some shade could be had and thus provide cover for the rivers inhabitants. On the booked stretch everyone again caught with the possible exception of Robbie senior, no doubt due to him fishing a ‘proper swim’(?) whilst Robbie junior managed to catch a good barbel to add to his splendid tally of chub over the weekend. The ‘Old Hand’ fished the ‘first choice’ swim for the first time and did reasonably well despite the actual swim facility  i.e. the bank, disappearing into the river progressively over the weekend and needing serious construction work in the form of digging out, should another session be planned.

All in all it was a very good weekend, with good company, ‘good conversation’ and good weather. The venue has been booked for next year already, so our Chairman can claim another gold star as well as look forward to trying his luck with the Severn’s barbel again.

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