Author Archives: Martin Barlow

Blunham, Hambarn

Category : Fishery Reports

A nice morning catch for local expert Stuart Butterfield at Blunham Hambarn.

If you have not been to this fishery why not give it a go – well worth a visit.


Blunham, Spinney

Category : Fishery Reports

Photos of catches from the Spinney on Club match 7 July by Dave Cannon (19lb 12oz), Ray Mouratsing (9lb 11oz) and Stuart Butterfield (8lb 8oz).


Shepherds Way

Category : Fishery Reports

Joe with a 10lb 20z Carp from Shepherds Way – a personal best, well done.


River Thames, Sonning

Category : Fishery Reports

Dave Ruddle and his 3 Bream catch from the River Thames at Sonning on Sunday 16 June whilst fishing in the Club Thames Trophy match.


Shepherds Way

Category : Fishery Reports

New Junior members Bobby and Billy Goodman with a few of the carp they have caught since recently joining. They have also caught lots of Bream and Roach – well done boys!


Shepherds Way

Category : Fishery Reports

Many thanks to Alan & Amelia Mccarthy for these pictures of their recent trip to Shepherds Way.

All three of the carp Amelia caught from Neate’s Lake  were over 10lb and the lovely mirror was just under 4lb and was caught from the small little lake on a bunch of maggot.

Alan caught the perch at 8pm from the small lake at peg 13 on chopped lob, it weighed in a 2lb 7onces and in Alan’s opinion the best fish that he has caught at Shepherds Way.


River Thames, Sonning

Category : Fishery Reports

Dave Ruddle caught this 5lb 13oz Chub on maggot at Sonning on 31st January and a Barbel of 15lb 3oz on 5lb line on 6 February – well done Dave.


Andy Binstead

Category : Club News

A plaque has been added to the bench at Shepherds Way in honour of the memory of Andy Binstead who sadly passed away a couple of months ago. Andy’s wife Lisa and daughters Hannah and Charlotte attended Shepherds Way on Sunday with Richard Drury to mark the occasion.

I am sure that a vast majority of Club members knew Andy personally and can now share a private moment in his memory when visiting Shepherds Way. Lisa intends to keep Andy’s shop (Potters Bar Angling Centre) open for business as usual. Plese note, that the shop does not open on Wednesdays nor Sundays.


River Ouse, Blunham

Category : Fishery Reports

An afternoon’s catch for Stuart Butterfield.


River Severn, 8 – 10 September

Category : Club News

7 anglers (Dave Ruddle, Malcolm Foster, Mark Saunders, Ray Mouratsing, Robby Bond, Trevor Williams and Vincenzo Bisogno) made the annual pilgrimage to fish the River Severn over the weekend 8-10 September . The fishing was extremely difficult in the middle of the heatwave and water levels were at least half a metre down. Thankfully, some fish were caught and below are some of the photos from the weekend.