Category Archives: Club News

Joining Barnet D A C

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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 barnet.angling@btinternet.com. 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

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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

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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. www.turnfordac.co.uk

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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Shepherds Way

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Dear Member,

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

Thanks 

Paul Hutton

Secretary. 


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Junior at Shepherds Way

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Freddie with a 10lb Carp from Shepherds Way, fishing with his mate in the pouring rain had 7 carp between them over the weekend

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Winter Ticket

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Half Yearly winter Ticket Half yearly winter ticket can be purchased from Friday 25th September 2020 on line, via the club’s web-site (badac.co.uk) Fees Adults/oap £81.00 (this amount includes the £29.00 joining fee, payable for the first year only, but please note to fish our premier water Shepherds Way you must join as a full member, e.g senior, oap, disabled or junior, as no associate members can just fish Shepherds Way ) junior £22.00, disabled/associate £64.00, (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 2015/16 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 £52.00, oap/assoc/disable price £35.00 & 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 2020– 15th June 2021, will be available to purchase via pal-pal as from Friday 25th of September 2020, or you may purchase from 25th September 2020, at Potters Bar Angling.


Korda Safe Clips

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Dear Member,

I thought I would share this with you. I have attached a picture of a Korda clip, weight & hook. This was attached to a 10lb common carp that was caught recently at Shepherds Way. The member sent me the picture. He was concerned about the rig and hook size. Firstly, the hook looks larger that a 10. We have a rule regarding hook sizes and a size 10 is the largest you can use. I never use anything larger than a 12 but please be aware of this rule.

Secondly, the weight is attached to a Korda Safe Clip so not an illegal rig. The rubber sleeve has come off but the weight has stayed on. The angler may have been unlucky here. However, I have included the following link to a video by Danny Fairbrass of Korda, explaining how the rig should be set up. Please have a look at it. 

Many thanks 

Paul Hutton

Secretary.


Rule Change

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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.


New Bailiffs for Shepherds Way

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New bailiffs for Shepherds Way Roger Manser on the left and Mark Saunders on the right, please note these two bailiffs replace Trevor Williams who has stood down as bailiff for Shepherds Way.

Please remember when asked to show your membership card they are only doing their job for the club, also you should always have your membership card on you at all times when fishing our club waters, so there should be no excuse for not showing your card when asked.