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UPDATED 30th July 2021

 

Lea & Railway Pit

 

The lakes are now back open after a short closure.

If the car park is full just park in front of cars and leave your mobile number on your dashboard, please don't park in the lane as you will be booked if you park in the lane.

 

UPDATED 20th July 2021

 

Lea & Railway Pit

 

Until further notice both Lea & Railway Pits are closed for fishing with immediate affect.

This is due to the fish spawning and low oxygen levels.

All other waters are open.

Any member found to be fishing either of the closed waters whilst they are closed will have a life time ban and their membership cancelled no questions asked.

As the website is not being updated on a regular basis please keep a watch of the "Slipe lane pits" Facebook page for any updated as to when the waters will be open.

 

UPDATED 25th January

 

Fishery Status

 

The Turnford fishery is open with restrictions.

The fishing is daylight hours only. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Anyone fishing after it gets dark will be banned from the consortium and the Lea Valley Park Fisheries will be informed and further banning will take place.

Social distancing applies, this means that only one person in a swim at any one time.

Play by the rules and we will be back to normal at some time in the future.

Watch this website for more info as it develops.

 

UPDATED 5th January

 

Covid Update

All fisheries in England are closed until further notice.

Watch this website for more info as I get it.

 

UPDATED 11th December

 

Level crossing closure

 

There is a closure taking place on the 17th - 18th December between the  hours of 1am - 4.45am on both days.

As usual with these things allow for overruns on both days.

The railway are doing a survey of some sort.

It should not be a problem as you will be asleep as will the fish.

 

UPDATED 4th October 2020

 

British Summer Time

 

Just a quick reminder for those that fish the weekends the clocks go back in three weeks time 25th October.

Social distancing still applies.

 

UPDATED 4th September 2020

 

Work Party Turnford

 

Two dates have been arranged 13th and 20th September. Meet up in the car park 8am - 8.30am. Mainly cutting back the growth around the paths etc. so any suitable tools welcome.

 

UPDATED 21st July 2020

 

Security

 

We don't have the problems that many fisheries in the valley have but it is a public walking area and you should not leave equipment of any sort out of your sight.

The rule should be all gear in sight your side of any bivvy or brolly all times day or night.

I have a small battery operated P.I.R. (passive infrared) buzzer that of a night time I used to position to warn me if anyone was around my area.

At a cost of 20 less, than what many of you spend on bait it is a very good accessory.

We have had a few issues with the gate being left open this does not help as it allows uninvited persons onto the complex compromising your security.

 

UPDATED 22nd June 2020

 

 Fishery Update

 

Things are beginning to quieten down on the complex after the first few weeks of mayhem.

The fishing has not been fantastic but to be fair there has been so much activity there with every swim lobbing out spods and leads plus Joe public turning up for an anti-social waterside party

Unfortunately we have had a few rules broken resulting in long term bans, the majority seem to be by new members not reading the rules but assuming that they know how to fish and that all lakes have the same criteria of rules.

Please read your cards even if you ''know it all'' before you become the next long term ban and phone your club secretary if there is anything you are not sure of.

The gate is still an issue being left open and the number being given to friends to visit. Any misuse of the gate or the numbers will get an immediate ban, remember it is for your safety and that of your car and tackle.

Bailiffs have been very easy going with some of the minor rules but from now on everything is back to normal in that if you break a rule you pay the price.

 

UPDATED 17th June 2020

 

 Guest Tickets

 

The restriction on guest tickets has been lifted by the parks. They are 10 for 24 hours and must be obtained in advance.

The other rules imposed by the parks on us being allowed back on the complex stand.

The social distancing rules, the toileting arrangements and 48 hour rules still apply and will do for the foreseeable future.

 

Consortium Orange Cards

 

It is part of your agreement of membership that you read all the rules in the card, even if you have fished lots of other venues. Then sign the front of the card and fill in your address.

If you have a query then contact your club secretary before you break a rule and get a ban.

 

UPDATED 16th May 2020

 

Fishery Opening

 

Turnford is open - The Lee Valley Parks Fishery committee have issued the following:

 

The Fishery committee have introduced the following 48 hours on the fishery then off, no moving to another lake or swim.

Anglers should wear gloves when handling the lock and gate You must provide for your own toileting which must be taken away with you.

No guest permits will be issued. You must not congregate anywhere on the venue.

Do not approach any other person, always maintain the minimum Government recommended distance.

You must carry soap and water or alcohol gel (minimum 60%) to use immediately after opening gates and locks.

Do not spray any of our locks with disinfectant spray of any description.

Do not leave any gate open or unlocked.

Bailiffs will still ask to see your membership cards from a safe distance, please hold your book up, state your name and card number or ask you to bring it to the back of the swim to take a picture.

Ensure that you leave nothing at the venue.

 

Our bailiffs have a difficult job to do, please help them do this safely.

Always follow the Government Guidelines.

Finally, to be clear, failure to comply with any of the above, will lead to your permanent exclusion.

A very important part is the toileting arrangement. All anglers must have equipment needed and take everything away with them.

Failure to comply will result in a permanent ban

 

UPDATED 12th March 2020

 

Party Time Sunday

 

The weather looks better for this Sunday 15th than the last one.

All the normal rules apply, but I will repeat them.

Out of your swim by 7.30am.

Unless you are working on the party in which case see Stu Clinton and if he agrees you can leave your gear all in your bivvy and you help on the work party.

This will be at your own risk but means you can keep your swim.

Meet up 8am/8.30am in the car park.

Tools if you have them especially shears, scythes etc.

If you are a Hollows member take your Hollow photo card with you and show to me (health permitting) or Stu to enter the Hollow free raffle for free membership.

 

UPDATED 8th March 2020

 

Railway Pit

 

Reports of a 31lb last week, a 38lbs+ Common followed by a 25lbs this week and a fish named Katie (not sure of weight) banked from Railway and the fish are on the move.

With the generally warm weather forecast this week (up to 15c) more fish will find themselves kissing an unhooking mat.

With the warmer weather and the direct sun please keep fish watered and shaded whilst on the mat and have the camera ready before you catch any fish, it's in the rulebook and only fair to the fish that you want to be bigger next time you hook them).

Keep some Clinick, Oragel or similar human mouth antiseptic in your bag to treat hook marks etc. as the water gets warmer infection takes hold quick.

 

It's Party Time

 

Don't forget this coming Sunday 15th work party. The usual rules apply.

Out of your swim by 7.30am. Unless you are working on the party in which case see Stu Clinton and if he agrees you can leave your gear all in your bivvy and you help on the work party.

This will be at your own risk but means you can keep your swim.

Meet up 8am/8.30am in the car park.

Tools if you have them especially shears, scythes etc.

If you are a Hollows member take your Hollow photo card with you and show to me (health permitting) or Stu to enter the Hollow free raffle for free membership.

 

 

UPDATED 2nd March 2020

 

Work Party

 

Next party here is Sunday 15th March, that is the second Sunday from now.

 

UPDATED 22nd February 2020

 

Railway Pit

 

Nearly there now tomorrow Sunday is the work party, don't forget Hollows members to leave your name for the free draw.

 

UPDATED 19th February 2020

 

Railway Pit

 

This Sunday we have a work party.

Out of your swim by 7am unless you are working on the work party then you can put your gear in your bivvy, at your own risk, and then go back to your baited swim.

 

UPDATED 16 January 2020

 

Railway Pit

 

At long last the Railway is open. With the water almost up to it's old level.

Thanks to Ben from the parks we have 12 beautifully refurbished swims along the road bank.

 

Lea Pit

 

With anglers off of Railway Lea Pit and Marsh Pit have been having a few visitors.

That has resulted in a few fish either not seen before or not for a long time.

Over 40lbs fish have been banked.

 

Boot Pit

 

Many anglers have moved onto Boot Pit with the summer restrictions on bivvies lifted.

 

Rules

 

On a sour note on two occasions we have had reports of the gate being left open.

This is breaking rule 8 and carries a minimum 6 months ban.

A reminder this is security for our cars and anglers.

Remember if you are leaving and think no one is watching you may be seen by someone coming in.

With dash cams common now it will be game over ''bang to rights'' as they say.

Again on two occasions there have been rubbish left in a swim . You are responsible for ALL RUBBISH in your swim whilst there and when leaving.

This is breaking rule 2 and carries a minimum 6 months ban.

We have one of the best fisheries in the valley and at a cost of just a club membership. The committee is committed to keep it that way and all rule breaking will be dealt with to the maximum

 

UPDATED 28th December 2019

 

Found Ticket

 

Ticket for Mr. S Montgomery of Ware Angling has been found.

Look on Slipe Lane Facebook page for details.

Found by Mr. K Harrison of Hollow Angling

 

UPDATED 10th December 2019

 

Railway Pit

 

Christmas is coming along with holidays off for many which means more on the bank.

This applies to bailiffs as well.

So don't break the rules, read your card and if in doubt check with your club secretary.

Recently we have had several broken rules resulting in bans some for a year, don't let one be your Christmas present from the consortium.

 

UPDATED 2nd December 2019

 

Railway Pit

 

This Sunday coming 8th December the parks task force will be back at Turnford to carry on where they left off yesterday.

If you can help please do so.

I went over there today and it is very impressive instead of the single level swims the four new ones are now all two level making it safer to return fish and in several instances giving more head room for casting.

The water level has come up a fair bit and as soon as the swim work is completed we will be looking at considering opening up the pit.

A big thank you to Ben and his happy band of workers along with those members that turned up and rolled up their sleeves and helped.

 

UPDATED 28th November  2019

 

Railway Pit

 

This Sunday 1st December the parks task force are calling for some help from all you guys that have been longing to see it open again to come and lend a hand.

The low water levels have resulted in the fronts of some of the swims moving and becoming dangerous.

The plan is that with the purchase of new timber to repair as many of the swims as possible.

If we can get the support from the consortium members and sufficient work is carried out over the next week we are hoping that we will be able to reopen the pit shortly.

I am not sure how long the work will take it depends on the amount of timber and the manpower we get, but I think it will go on after Sunday. The guy to speak to when you are there is Ben the leader of the parks working team, he has taken over from Jamie and has really got stuck in so let's have a good turn out to support him and let him know we appreciate his efforts on our behalf.

With the rain we have had the quicker the repairs are done the sooner it will reopen.

 

UPDATED 29th October 2019

 

Work Party

 

On the 10th November we have a scheduled party where hopefully with support we can repair some of the damage done by the low water level on Railway along with other work on the complex.

 

UPDATED 25th September 2019

 

Water Levels

 

Unfortunately due to the very dry Summer the lake is now three feet lower than what it should be making it too dangerous to land fish and return them and we are forced to close Railway.

Due to the nature of the swims they are starting to break up as there's no body of water to retain them.

Fish are getting cut off and tethered and tackle getting lost.

We lost a fish called Blind Eye a week ago and I'm sure we don't want to lose anymore.

Regards

Stu

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Only this morning at 7.30 am I had a call from an angler wanting to know what to do as he was tethered to a fish and did not want to just cut his line or pull for a break.

Mike

 

UPDATED 13th August 2019

 

Work Party Sunday 11th August

 

Had a bit better support this time but still think back, a long time now, to my school days and my reports "Could do better next time"

Thanks to those that turned out, with path knocked down around the fishery a job well done.

Probably early next year for the next party.

Stu sends his thanks.

 

UPDATED 28th July 2019

 

 Work Party Sunday 11th August

 

Not had much support on the last two work parties, please try and make it to this one.

The greenery has almost closed in several of the paths so we are having a go at them.

Some tools will be supplied but bring any you have that may be useful.

See Stu Clinton on arrival for what to do and where to go.

Usual Sunday rules apply - out of swim(s) by 7.30am however if you are going to work on the party you can reel in collapse your rods and put everything in your bivvy and return after your stint in the party.

This will be at your own risk.

Any queries

07989 817 316

Mike

 

UPDATED 11TH MAY 2019

 

Railway Pit

 

In the last two nights Carp of 30lbs and 41lbs and two 20lbs+ have come from the Pit to one angler.

 

Billy Hedges 10th May 2019 Turnford 27lb Common            Billy Hedges 10th May 2019 Turnford 30lb Mirror            Billy Hedges 9th May 2019 Turnford 41lb Common

 

UPDATED 11TH MARCH 2019

 

Sunday Work Party

 

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Take your club ID card Stu will photo it and send it to your club as proof of attendance.

 

UPDATED 11TH MARCH 2019

 

Sunday Work Party 17th

 

We are at it again his Sunday 17th is Turnford work party day.

Start at 8.30am until around 12 noon.

No power tools are allowed but please bring any tools you may have that you think will be useful.

Make yourself known to our Head Bailiff/Fishery Manager Stu Clinton to ensure your club knows you did your bit, on a decent piece of paper clearly print your name - your club name - your membership numbers both club and Turnford.

Simple rule -  get there -  get stuck in - talk while you work, not while leaning on the spade - get home to 'she that must be obeyed'.

And enjoy yourself.

The whole complex will be closed while the work party is in progress.

Anglers must finish fishing by 7am and out of the swims by 8.00am or get a ban.

 

UPDATED 19TH FEBRUARY 2019

 

Sunday Work Party

 

This Sunday 24th is Turnford work party day.

Start at 8.30am until around 12 noon.

Turnford rules are all anglers fishing over Saturday night are to be out of their swims by 7.30am.

No power tools are allowed but please bring any tools you may have that you think will be useful.

Make yourself known to our Head Bailiff/Fishery Manager Stu Clinton to ensure your club knows you did your bit, on a decent piece of paper clearly print your name - your club name - your membership numbers both club and Turnford.

Simple rule -  get there -  get stuck in - talk while you work, not while leaning on the spade - get home to 'she that must be obeyed'.

 

50lbs Carp

 

Word is that a fish of over 50lbs has been banked on the complex.

This will be an English bred fish so once again Turnford is shown to be not only a top Lea Valley venue but a top England venue.

All for the price of a club membership unlike many syndicate waters again in the valley or the country.

 

 

Turnford Angling Consortium 2021