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Joining Barnet D A C

Category : Club News

We have some vacancies for the 2021/22 season at Barnet & District A C, prices are shown on the join page were you can join on line, and also all the information about the club and it’s venues, you can download an application form from there, if you require any more information please email, please note to fish Shepherds Way you need to be a full member, there is no associate membership on this venue. We have joined the Turnford Consortium this year which gives you some Big Carp waters. The complex is reckoned to be the best fishery in the whole of the Lee Valley area and consists of four mixed fisheries.

Chalking at Shepherds Way

Category : Club News

On Saturday 29th March we treated both lakes at Shepherds Way with Siltex chalk. If done regularly, it will reduce the silt layer and improve the quality of the water. Our Secretary, Paul Hutton, is in the front of the boat assisted by other club members with a team on the bank moving the bags into place. We had a drone filming the process and you can see, from the aerial shot, the chalk dispersing through the water. It was hard work but worth while. A big thanks to all the members that volunteered their help.

Hard work and very dusty

Turnford Consortium

Category : Club News

Turnford Angling Consortium (TAC) Announcement

Dear Member,

I have great pleasure informing you that Barnet & District Angling Club has negotiated membership of the Turnford Angling Consortium (TAC). This is great news for our club as membership of the TAC is very limited. One of the criticisms the club receives is that we did not have “Big Carp” waters. This is now addressed. We will be issuing tickets for this fishery as part of the 2021/22 season. There will be an additional charge of £5 per member if you wish to receive a ticket for TAC. We believe this to be very good value. More details will follow and there will be exceptions and limitations.

Turnford Angling Consortium (TAC) is one of the oldest in the Lee Valley area. It was formed by several clubs coming together to jointly manage the Slipe Lane Pits in Wormley, Broxbourne with the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The complex is reckoned to be the best fishery in the whole of the Lea Valley area and consists of four mixed fisheries offering something for everyone. Extensive investment in stockings and bank work over the years has been made in the fishery to provide plenty of sport for anglers of all abilities.

Please go to the website for more info.

There are 4 lakes (pits) 

Tickets will be available from 1st May 2021, should you require one, please tick the box on your renewal form & pay the £5.00 fee (this ticket is available to full members only, not associate members)

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Pike from Blunham

Category : Fishery Reports

13lb 8oz Pike from Blunham on 1st December 2020
9lb Pike from Blunham 22nd December 2020

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Shepherds Way

Category : Club News

Dear Member,

Shepherds Way will be open from 0800hrs tomorrow morning, 8th January.


Paul Hutton


Fishing is now permitted in Lockdown

Category : Club News

Good news! Fishing is now permitted during lockdown. Please see the key points below.

If you do decide to visit our fisheries during lockdown you do so at your own risk. BADAC will take no responsibilty if you are challenged by the police and fined for breaking covid restictions in any way. 

Thank you and please be careful, safe and sensible. 

Paul Hutton


Good morning everyone

The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust. We have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government have listened. On this basis I am pleased to announce that fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England.

The Head of Sports Participation at DCMS confirmed the following;

“fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors”

This has also been confirmed by DEFRA;

“Cabinet Office have now officially confirmed that angling / fishing (incl. sea fishing off private boats, water sports) can be considered exercise and are hence permitted.”

We have worked extremely hard to reach this position and we as anglers have a duty to abide by the strict conditions under which fishing is once again permitted. With infection rates and death tolls rising we must stick to the Government’s rules and ensure that angling remains part of the solution and does not cause problems.

Please bear in mind these key points which will be reflected in the new Angling Trust guidelines which we will publish shortly:

– This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May

– We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.

– The government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.

– Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.

– The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.

– To remain within the law you should follow the government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.

We are once again able to enjoy the sport we love at a time when many others can not and we must ensure that every angler adheres to the rules.

I would ask all anglers who are not members to join the Angling Trust and give us your support. We have worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome and that is only possible thanks to the support of our new and existing members. I would ask all anglers who value their ability to go fishing to make the same commitment as your fellow anglers have and join the Angling Trust. We are stronger together!

Membership – Angling Trust

Stay safe and very best fishes

Jamie Cook

CEO – Angling Trust

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