Category Archives: Club News

Barnet Membership 2024/25

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The Clubmate site is now open for New members and membership renewals, renewal forms will be sent out in the post from Monday 15th April 2024.


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Message for any new members thinking of joining Barnet & District Angling Club

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Please note we are closing applications for new members as at 01-01-2024 & it will not be available again until 01-02-2024. From this date in February, we will run our usual early membership deal, which means if you join on 01-02-2024 you will have membership from 01-02-24 till 14-06-2025 at current prices, membership prices will increase after the Club’s AGM on 10-04-2024.

The above deal is only for new members joining the club, existing members will receive their membership renewals after the AGM in April 2024.


Andy Binstead

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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 Severn, 8 – 10 September

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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.


Dave Porter

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Dave Porter (aka The Hoarse Whisperer)

It is with deep regret and heart felt sadness, that I announce the passing of another stalwart  member of the Barnet and District Angling Club. He slipped away peacefully surrounded by his family, after that ‘dreadful disease’ reappeared in force, when we all thought the original operation last October had been successful.

For many years Dave was the Club’s Secretary and provided valuable input both of common sense and the ability to swell our coffers at regular intervals through being ‘in touch with people and on the ball’.

His club and match fishing ability was not to be ignored either, in his later years seeming to walk on water pleasure fishing on The River Severn in the Bridgnorth area of Shropshire.

He will be sorely missed.


Open Day – 13 May 2023

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The Annual Open day took place on Saturday 13 May and was well attended by both Club members and new anglers looking to fish at Shepherds Way and join BADAC for the coming season.

A big thank you for their efforts yesterday to Mark and Stacey Saunders, Christine and Dave Ruddle and the Committee members who were on hand to give help and assistance – Richard Drury, Paul Hutton, Roger Manser and Ray Mouratsing.

Photos below from the day.


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Shepherds Way

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Dear Member, 

After careful consideration the club has decided to open Shepherds Way on the 26th September 2022 at 0800hrs. 

Whilst the lake’s water volume is still low, the water temperature has reduced significantly, which allows for increased levels of dissolved oxygen. However, we ask you to observe the following;

Limit the amount of bait you put into the lakes.

Take great care when handling fish and always use a suitable mat. 

We will be monitoring the lakes carefully and regular checks will be carried out on how members are fishing. Whilst we believe the current conditions allow the venue to open, if circumstances change, we may have to close them again. Your continued assistance will reduce this possibility.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards 

Paul Hutton

Secretary. 


Update on Shepherds Way and Turnford Angling Consortium lakes

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Dear Member,

Due to the continued hot and dry weather, Shepherds Way will remain closed. We appreciate this is not ideal but the water level is extremely low and not conducive to angling and the welfare of the fish. I will keep you updated as we move forward. Significant rain is the only thing that will change this situation. Turnford fishery at Broxbourne is open so those members that have paid the additional £5 to fish this can use this facility. 

Best wishes 

Paul Hutton 


Temporary Closure of Shepherds Way

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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

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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.