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Report from Woodlands Lake

Category : Fishery Reports

just to let you know that there have been some nice carp coming out over the last week, lots of doubles up to 18lb plus one of 24lb which was a mirror carp, some nice pike also on smelt and sardines biggest 16lb 3ozs , Lots of Roach coming out as well .


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Bag of Roach from Sonning

Category : Fishery Reports

Stuart Butterfield bag of Roach from Sonning 12lb 14oz

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Shepherds Way De-Silting

Category : Club News

Dear Member,

We have completed the de-silting at Shepherds Way. It was quite challanging as the water levels, when we started, were lower than we had hoped for, which made it more difficult to get spoil into the dumpers. However, we managed to remove 500 tons of silt which is a great achievement and should improve the health of the lake going forward. There were no fish casulties in the process, which is a minor miracle. Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to members Brian Varley & Brian Boys. They both voluteered to drive the dumpers for the entire week and did a fantastic job. They were covered from head to foot in silt evey day, got soaking wet in the rain, but stayed the course. We could not have done it without them. Well done lads. Also a big thanks to Roger Manser who kept his eye on proceedings and also kept the aerators running. James at Digger Boats should also be mentioned. Without his unique machinery, I do not think we would have been able to de-silt the lake using other options. Thank you. As you can imagine, it’s a messy job and some on the lake perimiter got cut up by the dumpers and excavator. We had requested help, this weekend, to assist in repairing some areas. We had two members pitch up on Saturday and six on Sunday and we did as much as we could, even though we could have done with a few more hands. Thank you very much to those of you that have helped across the last few weekends. It is very much appreciated. The large lake (Neates) will remain closed and will not open until Monday 4th November. Whilst the lake is recovering well, oxygen levels are low and we are running the aerators constantly during the day. The fish have been stressed, due to the work, so they need some time to chill out. The small lake will open on Monday 28th October. If you intend to fish the small lake please use the pathway on the south (roadside) of the lake to access it. Do not walk around the far side of the large lake or past swim 8. We have had to close off areas due to damage to the ground caused by the plant. The ground is very muddy and slippery in these areas and there is no reason for members to access whilst the large lake is closed. We will be putting hardcore into these areas next weekend before we reopen. Lastly, we require volunteers to help with putting down some type 1 hardcore into damaged areas on Sunday 3rd November please. We will start at 0900hrs and as long as we have a good few helpers, we should get in done in a couple of hours or so. If it is just Roger & I, we may not get it finished and we cannot reopen the lake until the fishery is safe. Many thanks in advance and well done to all involved. This is the beginning of a journey to improve an already beautiful venue and make it even more special. Kindest regards Paul Hutton Secretary.


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Shepherds Way De-Silting

Category : Club News

Dear Member, Just a note to remind everyone that Shepherds Way will be closed from Monday 21st October until Sunday 27th October for the de-silting of Neates Lake. The smaller lake will be open on Monday 28th October but Neates Lake (large) will remind closed to recover, reopening on Monday 4th November. May I thank everyone for their understanding. The club does not wish to close any fishery but the removal of silt has been long overdue and we believe Shepherds Way will benefit from this work in the future. Once the de-silting work is complete, I will contact you with updates on how we intend to further improve the health of the lakes. I would also like to personally thank the members that gave up part of their Sunday’s recently to come down and help us prepare the site. Your help is most appreciated. Well done. Kind regards Paul Hutton Secretary BADAC


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KHV Stanborough Lakes

Category : Club News

Dear Member, I am writing to inform you that the KHV virus has been confirmed at Stanborough Lakes and the fishery is closed until further notice. Hearing about cases of KHV is worrying, but it is of even greater concern when it is geograhically close to our club waters. I therefore must please ask you to take extra care when fishing club waters, especially Shepherds Way which has a large stock of carp. Please ensure all nets and mats are air dried after every session and if you discover unhealthy or dead fish, please contact the bailiff or me immediately. I know that our members are responsible and follow club rules but we all need to be vigilant at present. Water levels have been low, some local lakes have been closed which has put more anglers into fewer fisheries over the summer. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Roger Manser, (head bailiff) ,and the team at Shepherds Way for their hard work during the summer, in keeping the aerators running and regularly health checking the lakes. Without their assistance, I am sure we would have had to close due to the dry conditions. Thank you in advance for your assitance. Kindest Regards Paul Hutton Secretary


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Half Year Winter Ticket

Category : Club News

Half yearly winter ticket can be purchase from Monday 23rd September 2019 on line, via the club’s web-site (badac.co.uk) Fees 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 2014/15 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: Barnet & District Angling Club, 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 on line via pay-pal. Half yearly Winter tickets valid from 1st October 2019– 15th June 2020, will be available to purchase via pal-pal as from Monday 23rd of September 2019, or you may purchase from local tackle shops as from 27/28 September 2019, London Colney Tackle or Potters Bar Angling.


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Shepherds Way Carp

Category : Fishery Reports

Ken Bunce with a 15lb mirror Carp from Shepherds Way

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Carp from Woodlands Lake

Category : Fishery Reports

Dan  Carter with a carp from woodlands Lake

Rule Change

Category : Club News

Shepherds Way Special Rules

(e) The following baits and methods will be banned:- fixed rigs, all floating baits, boilies, nuts, and trout pellets.

Method feeders will be allowed as a running rig only, this will be on a one year trial basis.