Author Archives: Martin Barlow

Temporary Closure of Shepherds Way

Category : Club News

Dear Member,

I am sorry to inform you that the club has had to make the difficult decision to close our Shepherds Way fishery from 2000hrs on Thursday 4th August until further notice. The water level is at a point where angling will be detrimental to fish health and we need to protect the stock. A sign will be placed on the gate and the lock will be changed. I will keep you informed with any further developments. On behalf of the club I apologise for having to take this action but the continued drought has left us with no choice. 

As I say, lets hope we get some significant rain in the very near future. 

Kind regards 

Paul Hutton

Sishu Chinese School

Category : Club News

Ray Mouratsing held a “teach-in” day with some youngsters from the Sishu Chinese School at Shepherds Way on Wednesday 1st June.

Here are some photos from the day.

Coaching Day – Shepherds Way 4 September

Category : Club News

Barnet and District Angling Club invites all paid up members to come to its Coaching Day at the Shepherds Way fishery on Sunday the 4th September 2022.

The format for the day will be a coaching session from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm by Ray Mouratsing and Kenny Stevens encompassing different rigs and methods recommended for you to use when fishing at Shepherds Way.

There will then be a break for an hour for a BBQ lunch before a friendly non-competitive match will be held 2pm – 4pm during which time Ray and Kenny will walk around the lake to offer further help and advice where needed.

There are 2 diary slots for this coaching day on the Clubmate App so please can you book your place in advance if you intend to attend:

– Fishing has 23 available slots

– Spectators has 50 available slots

Please note: Neate’s Lake will not be available for members to fish on this day but the small lake will be open as usual for members to fish.

Re-Stocking of Shepherds Way

Category : Fishery Reports

As Pat of its ongoing commitment to its members, videos below of the new fish stocks released into Shepherds Way in late March 2022.

Sunday 30 January, 2022

Category : Fishery Reports

Ray Mouratsing with a photo of his catch of 49lb of Carp from the small lake at Shepherds Way.

As part of the re-stocking process currently underway for Shepherds Way, all Carp were transferred to the large lake.

Club AGM Notification – 6 April 2022

Category : Club News

Dear Member,

I want to update you on two pieces of news.

Firstly, the committee has set the date of 6th April 2022 for the club AGM. We are planning to hold this at London Colney Parish Council offices, which has been the traditional venue pre COVID-19. Unless the COVID-19 rules change between now and then, we look forward to seeing as many members, that wish to attend, as possible. Details to follow soon.

Secondly, the committee has agreed a restocking programme at Shepherds Way. We plan to introduce 100 crucian carp into the small lake. As these grow on it should give some good mixed sport for those who enjoy float fishing and club matches.  We are also introducing approximately 100 common/mirror carp to Neate’s (large) Lake. At an average weight of 2lbs each these should grow on quickly and improve catch numbers in the coming months. We plan to restock late March 2022.

Many thanks,

Paul Hutton.


Sonning Farm Car Park

Category : Club News

Please note that we can no longer use the Sonning Farm car park (upstream) when fishing at Sonning. The only available car park is the one at Milestone Avenue.

Open Day – Shepherds Way 4 September 2021

Category : Club News

Are you looking for a friendly, welcoming local Angling Club to join?

We will be having our annual open day on Saturday 4th September 2021 at Shepherds Way from 10.00 to 17.00.  This is the opportunity for people who may be interested in fishing to come along and have a go if they wish. It is also an opportunity for members to introduce family or friends into the club.

Past open days has seen a number of new members join up and we are particularly keen to get youngsters along. We will have members demonstrating differing angling methods and the chance to catch a fish or two.

We need people to answer questions and make the odd cup of tea. You may also wish to assist in showing new anglers how to fish. Please feel free to pitch up and help.

Louis with his first ever fish!

Ray Mouratsing showing the youngsters how its done. Click image below to view video.