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Funeral Arrangements 29/09/2014

John Crookes funeral will take place 16/10/2014 at 3pm:

West Herts Crematorium
High Elms Lane
Garston
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD25 0JS

23/09/2014

It is with great sorrow that I must tell you that John Crookes died on September 23rd. I am sure this so gentle bailiff will be greatly missed by those of you who fish Shepherds Way.

Please join with me in sending condolences to Karen and John's family. I will give you details of his funeral arrangements as soon as they are known

Jack Neate

Summer Sweepstake (14/09/2014)

The Summer Sweepstake was drawn at the E.G.M. on September 3rd. The Lucky Winners are:

Summer Sweep
£200
A.HOWELLS
£100
J.GUMBLE
£50
E.BASS
£25
M.G.WILSON
£25
M.MATHEOU
£25
R.MEES
£25
M.HALL

The Sweep raised £450 for Club Funds. This money helped pay for the Aerator in Shepherds Way small lake.

Charity Match 12/09/14

Following the successful chairty match last year, Sky Sports comes back to Shepherds Way with the darts champions on the 12th September 2014.

Both lakes will be closed on this day for any fishing but spectators are allowed at a reasonable £6 donation to the chairty.

The match last year was featured on the Sky Sports program 'Tight Lines'.

Pealane Sunday 10/08/14

The match on Sunday 10/08/14 at Pealane has been switched to the Canal Lake at Manor Farm Biggleswade due to Pealane being closed.

To book please contact Denis Revell on 07534 120415.

London Colney Parking (31/07/2014)

When fishing at London Colney for either peasure or match reasons please refrain from parking in Reed Close parking bays. Please only park on the road.

Thank you.

Open Day May 2014

We started our journey to the Open Day in despair, it was dull and overcast but worst of all we had been told that the A1000 was closed and that there was no access to Shepherds Way. We thought that all the efforts in organizing the day had been in vain. We arrived at Potters Bar in good sunshine to find that A1000 had not been closed. We drove through the gates to Shepherds Way to find that the early volunteers had everything set up and ready to go. The smile of relieve on Dave Ruddle our chairman’s face set the tone of the day.

Our volunteers held their own briefing and allocated the various tasks. Kevin Marslin gave expert advice on how to fish the lake and he never stopped talking!. Ray Mouratsing looked after the youngsters and made sure that they caught a roach on a Whip. Dave Porter and Dennis Revell took visitors around the lake; they must have walked several miles! Don Crucifix and John Crookes and others were always on hand to offer words of wisdom. And then there was the BBQ run by that little treasure Karen Guest. No burnt sausages this year and her burgers were really juicy; bit of a queue sometimes but the wait was worthwhile. I told Karen she should cook the ducks swimming on the lake but my suggestion was not well received.

The object of the day was of course to attract new members and to allow members pay their renewal subscriptions. Although due to open at 10.00am we had our first arrivals twenty minutes early. Dave spoke to every guest and spoke not only about Shepherds Way but on all our excellent waters. Christine Ruddle, your treasurer in waiting, was close to getting writer’s cramp after issuing so many tickets. Her wrists must of ached as she did not count the takings till Sunday morning (Christine is normally on the way to the bank before the ink on a cheque is dry)

It was a great day

And guess what

WE HAVE ANOTHER OPEN DAY ON AUGUST 30th!

Online Renewals (27/04/2014)

Dear Members,

You are now able to renew your memberships online! Please head to the fees page.

When renewing online we require you to either upload or send a photo or send a passport photo as usual.