Club News

 

 

 

 

UPDATED 29TH OCTOBER

 

Man Power 6th November

 

On Sunday 6th November we are having a work party at Turnford.

Meet 8.30am in the car park.

Apart from some pruning we hope to repair many of the steps down to swims with some of the timber we have obtained.

Any tools you think may be of help, spades, sledge hammer, loppers, scythes, shears etc., will be welcome 

Gloves, boots or good shoes and a drink.

If everyone gets stuck in and gets on not stopping for a natter and coffee we should be finished by 12.30pm.

Don't forget that extra Shredded wheat for breakfast.

 

Any queries give Stu Clinton a call - 07780 966 097

 

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 MAY

 

Bailiffs

 

At last night committee meeting four new bailiffs were appointed to increase the present team.

Stu Clinton (Bailiff Co-ordinator) handed out the rotas for the next twelve months showing the best cover at the complex for several years.

He stated that apart from a couple of incidents anglers had been following the rules since Christmas.

 

Work Parties

 

He had organised the work parties this year, he had obtained a good supply of materials from the parks and was very pleased with the work completed, many swims in disrepair were now in full use.

He hoped to arrange a work party towards the end of the year, the date will appear on this web site.

The work party dates for next year are printed on the new members card.

 


 

UPDATED 31st March

 

Boot Pit

 

From midnight Thursday (1st April) the ''Brolly'' only rule comes into force.

It means what it says - only original umbrellas can be used until the 1st October.

No overwraps, No wings, No flys etc. strictly ''Old fashioned umbrellas''.

Don't get a ban, Don't try and 'bend' and 'stretch' the rule.

Rule 23 on your card.

Bailiffs will be watching.

 

All Pits


From 1st April 'Bait' fishing for pike is banned, you can lure fish using artificial lures.

Rule 24 on your card.

Again Bailiffs will be watching.

 

Railway Pit

 

Maximum stay on Railway is now 2 nights.

Rule 19 on your card.

Bailiffs will still be watching.

These rules apply until the end of September.

 

New Members

 

New members and in some cases existing members please ensure you read and sign your new cards as soon as you get them not when the bailiff catches you.

If you have difficulty with any rule contact your club secretary before you get a booking.

Bailiffs work hard to make the fishery a pleasant safe place for all members, the Committee will not tolerate abuse or any conflict with any official  of the Consortium.

 

Parking

 

See the entry on 'Warden co-ordinator' page.

 


 

UPDATED 14th February

 

Work Party Sunday 28th February

 

Message from the Fishery Manager.

Sunday week 28th February sees the first work party of the year.

All Turnford card holders are welcome make sure you book in on arrival with Richard Dowse the Fishery Manager.

Come and offer your advice and 'hands'.

 

Meet Richard and the Stu Clinton th Warden Co-ordinator.
See info on 'Warden co-ordinator' page.

 


 

UPDATED 23rd JANUARY

 

New Work Party Update

At the AGM it was decided to alter the work party dates.

This cuts out three planned for April and two in May, popular times for many members to get the rods out.

We have put one in February and one in November both times that do not interfere as much with anglers.

We now have five instead of eight dates.

 

        February 28th
        March 20th
        April 10th
        May 8th
        November 13th

 

Clubs pick a date that they want their members to attend to fit in with their other fishery work party dates.

However you are very welcome to come to any, or all, of the dates listed as there is always something to do.

 

Start at 8.30am and finish around midday depending on how many members do their bit.

Report to the Fishery Manager Richard Dowse, or person in charge, on arrival ensuring you sign in clearly with your name and club, TAC number if possible.

 

While unlike some clubs we don't make it mandatory to attend a work party all members fishing the venue should be willing to muck in.

It would be nice now to see more anglers rolling up their sleeves to help.

The bailiffing and committee meetings are all done on a voluntary basis for the benefit of members.

 


 

updated 6TH january 2016

 

Work Party Update


Richard has arranged the following dates for work parties at the pits, each club has to supply a force on one party however you are most welcome to attend any of the dates but make sure you book in with whoever is running the party leaving your name and club.

Get in touch with your club to let them know you will be supporting them and arrange a date if one not already arranged.

Work parties are the best way of getting to know a water as many of the guys working have spent many hours even years fishing the pits.

 

  March 20th Hollow AS
       
  April 3rd Available
    10th Available
    17th Available
    24th Available
       
  May 8th Available
    15th Available
    22nd Available

 


 

updated 22nd DECEMBER

 

Second Stocking This Year

 

As promised an early Christmas present from the Fisheries dept of LVRPA.

Delivered last Thursday and all swam away happy.

 

 

Railway Pit received five cracking new Mirrors last week from Priory Fisheries. They weighed between 5lb-6lb.

 

               

 

Lee Pit received 5 new Mirrors from Priory Fisheries last week (including a couple of slightly larger bonus ones). The fish weighed between 5lb-8lb 9oz.

 

               

 

With these photos we should be able to monitor their progress.

 


 

updated 8th DECEMBER

 

More Stockings

 

We are doing well this Christmas for goodies.

This Thursday we are having a stocking at Turnford.

From Priory we are getting ten of their fast growing Carp in the 5-6lbs weight range.

Five will go in Lea and five will swim off in Railway.

Unfortunately I do not know the time as they are delivering fish to several pits throughout the valley.

A good chance it will be mid morning if they start at the bottom of the valley.

Any one heading that way take a camera and e-mail some pics as that is one of my two weekly chemo hospital days.

 


 

updated 5th DECEMBER

 

Work Party

 

Got a work party tomorrow down the pits be good if you could help out for a few hours just a litter pick/tidy up from 9am.

 

updated 30th november

 

Membership Cards

 

We have lost the printer of the Consortium membership cards so a call goes out to any member that may be able to point me in the direction of a reasonably priced printer for the cards.

Thanks Mike - 020 8505 3215 or 07989 817 316

 


 

updated 30th september

 

Turnford Marathon

 

On Sunday 4th October the 26 mile Race For Life in the park takes place at Turnford.

While it is mainly the Fishers Green Consortium that is affected the runners, all 4,000 of them, will pass along the path at the back (Swims 19 to 16) of Railway twice during the day.

Keep your gear down by the swim, we don't want any of you losing gear or being sued for accidents.

 

Pike Season

 

Tomorrow sees the start of the bait fishing season for Pike in the Lea Valley.

Please make sure you read the rules in your card on the subject before going to Turnford or any other water in the Valley.

Make sure you are properly equipped as the bailiffs will check, please co-operate if asked to show any item.

 

Guest Tickets

 

Don't forget Guest tickets are available for Turnford. These can be obtained from your club at £5 per day.

 


 

 

updated 20th september

 

Pike Fishing

 

A reminder that until the 1st October it is spinning only for Pike at Turnford.

 

Bait fishing starts on the 1st October.

 


 

 

updated 2nd july

 

Working Party on Lea Pit Sunday 5th July

 

This Sunday (5th),  there will be a gang working on Lea Pit. Mainly swims 10 and upwards but hopefully they will get time to see to swim 4.

 


 

 

updated 4th June

 

Reminder Work Party Sunday 7th June

 

A reminder that the final Turnford work party is on Sunday.

Meet at 8am in the car park, all being well we should be finished by 12 noon at the latest.
As normal all anglers, no exceptions, must be packed up and out of their swim before 8am.

I wont be there as currently laid up in hospital, the weather looks like its going to be a good one.
Book in with Andy any questions
andrew.munday2@ntlworld.com

 

The whole fishery will be closed from from 7.30am until 12 noon

 


 

UPDATED 23RD MAY

 

Patrols

 

BE WARNED THE PARKS PATROL ARE GOING TO LOOK IN EVERY WEEKEND DURING THE SUMMER.

 

They have full bailiff powers so co-operate with them if they ask to check permits.

Our own bailiffing team are working on a random agenda over the weekends which means you may be asked for your ticket one, two or even more times.

This may seem a bit of a bother to some but it is for all your benefit in safety and the welfare of our valuable fish stocks.

 

Work Party Sunday 7th June

 

June the 7th sees the last scheduled work party this year.
Meet at 8am in the car park.

Finish 12 noon at the latest, usual ethos "Get in, Get on and Get home".

Gloves, Boots and any tools that may be of help.

Make sure you shut/lock the gate behind you as it has been left open before, this ruins the safety of your car.

As normal all anglers, no exceptions, must be packed up and out of their swim before 8am.

Two clubs have booked on Abbey Cross and Palmers green.
However as always any consortium member [we will even take guests we're not proud] is welcome on the party.
Book in with Andy any questions
andrew.munday2@ntlworld.com

If you are the member of a club that fines you for not attending a work party make sure you book in and ask for your membership secretary to be informed.

  

The whole fishery will be closed from from 7.30am until 12 noon

 


 

UPDATED 28TH APRIL

WARNING ON RULES

Please read your venue rules card and take note. We are tightening up this season.

There will not be any excuses bans will be the result.

So far only 4 weeks into our year there have been 3 bans given out and one refusal of club membership.

If you don't want to find yourself up in lights, named and shamed on the 'BANS' page please read them again.

 

Work Party Sunday 10th May

Meet at 8am in the car park.

Gloves, Boots and any tools that may be of help.

Finish 12 noon at the latest, usual ethos "Get in, Get on and Get home".

This work party is for Ware but any members can go and will be welcomed by Andy.

Please book in with Andy.

Any questions andrew.munday2@ntlworld.com

 

The fishery will be closed from from 7.30am until 12 noon

 


 

 

UPDATED 24TH APRIL

 

Work Party Sunday 26th April

 

Hertford Club

 

Meet at 8am in the car park.

Gloves, Boots and any tools that may be of help.

Finish 12 noon at the latest, usual ethos "Get in, Get on and Get home".

This work party is for Hertford but any members can go and will be welcomed by Andy.

Please book in with Andy.

Any questions andrew.munday2@ntlworld.com

 

The fishery will be closed from from 7.30am until 12 noon

 


 

 

UPDATED 19TH APRIL

 

All Gates

 

All the locks on gates on all venues must be locked behind you on entering and locked behind you when you leave.

Anyone found leaving a gate open will be up for a ban.

 

 


 

 

UPDATED 9TH APRIL

 

Work Party Sunday 12th April

 

Meet at 8am in the car park.

Gloves, Boots and any tools that may be of help.

Finish 12 noon at the latest, usual ethos "Get in, Get on and Get home".

This work party is for Verulam but any members can go and will be welcomed by Andy.

Please book in with Andy.

Any questions andrew.munday2@ntlworld.com

 

The fishery will be closed from from 7.30am until 12 noon

 


 

UPDATED 8TH APRIL

 

Fish Thefts

 

Over the Bank Holiday weekend three anglers of Eastern European appearance were caught stealing fish from the Grand Union Canal at Slapton. The fish were stuffed in a bucket with Bream estimated at 4lb amongst them. This group were seen twice over the Bank Holiday weekend and despite the EA being called as far as we are aware they did not attend. We have a photo of the Transit van this group used so keep your eyes out for it as they could target any fishery. Do report it immediately (Not the next day please) to the fishery owner or club concerned (We can always be messaged on Facebook). Finally please share so that as many anglers, clubs and fishery owners see this as possible. Sadly this seems to be happening on a regular basis with not just Eastern Europeans stealing fish but English anglers also taking carp to illegally stock other waters. Thank you for your support its appreciated.

White Ford Transit Van Registration Number EJ04 UYC

 

 

 

Stocking of Boot Pit

 

This morning 30 x 2-4lbs mainly Mirror Carp were stocked into Boot by the fisheries dept of LVRPA.

These fish were a mixture of fish reared by the parks or grown on from fingerlings from Priory fisheries.

As soon as I can pictures will be posted on here.

 


 

UPDATED 1ST APRIL

 

Quick Update on the Bailiff Meeting

 

Good meeting tonight lots of questions answered.

We will put more info on the page when the new Co-ordinator is confirmed, but all in all good progress made on the bailiffing front.

 

Pike Fishing

 

From the start of this month fishing in the Lea Valley parks is 'lure only'.

This means no dead or live baiting.

 

Turnford Umbrella Rule

 

From the 1st April we are back to umbrellas only on Boot Pit.

Very strict no side wings or throw-overs etc., just straight ''old fashioned umbrella''.

 


 

 

UPDATED 29TH MARCH

 

Warden Co-ordinator

 

Applications are invited for the role of Warden Co-ordinator for Turnford A.C.

A meeting for all those interested in any way will be held at:

 

Cheshunt Royal British Legion Club

37 Crossbrook Street

Cheshunt

Waltham Cross

EN8 8LR

 

Wednesday 1st April

Starting at 8pm

 

The Secretary has formulated an agenda for the meeting.

The intention is to identify problems and their remedy and obtain names of candidates for the post.

The duties of the Co-ordinator will be explained these being:-

 

- Enrolling bailiffs.

- Organizing any training.

- Organizing the obtaining and issue of bailiff cards.

- Formulating a Rota.

- Logging and collating bailiff returns.

- Forwarding summary to the LVRPA.

- Attending bi-monthly Consortium meetings with reports.

- Outlining disciplinary reports to the committee.

- Liaising with the Fishery Manager on any problems highlighted by bailiffs.

- Supplying clubs with a list of their members acting as bailiffs and final end of season attendance figures.

 

It will be up to club delegates and the committee to choose looking at all the information available.

A decision will be made after checking with clubs and LVRPA.

The decision will then be put on the Web site, the notice board and notified to the LVRPA.

 


 

UPDATED 28TH MARCH

 

Work Party

 

See WARDEN CO-ORDINATOR page.

 


 

UPDATED 18TH MARCH

 

Work Party Sunday 22nd March

 

This Sunday sees the first work party at the pits.

Hollow AS and Kings Arms CAS are booked on but any Consortium member is welcome to come along, we won't charge you for helping out.

There is plenty to do from litter picking to clearing under growth etc.

If you have any ideas on what needs doing then turn up and we can see the problem.

Bring any tools you have that may be of help, good boots, gloves and enthusiasm.

Meet at 8am finish by noon latest Sign in on arrival.

 

All anglers must be ''packed up'' and ''off'' their swim by 8am no excuses bailiff will give out bans this year.

If you want to help and then go back to fishing you can arrange a way round it with the leader of the work party.

 

Bailiffing

 

As most know our Head Bailiff is retiring so we need to look at the whole situation.

We are arranging a meeting about bailiffing at the start of April.

Over the last few months a lot has been banded about on how the pits should be run and controlled this is the time when we can put our heads together talk about what we can and can not do and come up with a plan of action and sort bailiffing for the season ahead.

Everyone is welcome to come with constructive criticisms and most important ideas.

1st April 8pm at:

 

Cheshunt Royal British Legion Club

37 Crossbrook Street

Cheshunt

Waltham Cross

EN8 8LR

 


 

UPDATED 24TH JANUARY

 

Railway Pit Eels

 

Quick update on the Railway Eels.

The electro fish went ahead and eels up to just over 4lbs were found. A couple were taken for testing but everything looks ok.

 

Work Party Update

 

Richard has arranged the following dates for work parties at the pits, each club has to supply a force on one party however you are most welcome to attend any of the dates but make sure you book in with whoever is running the party leaving your name and club.

Get in touch with your club to let them know you will be supporting them and arrange a date if one not already arranged.

Work parties are the best way of getting to know a water as many of the guys working have spent many hours even years fishing the pits.

 

 

MARCH 22ND KINGS ARM HOLLOWS
APRIL 12TH VERULAM TO BE FILLED
APRIL 26TH TO BE FILLED TO BE FILLED
MAY 10TH WARE TO BE FILLED
JUNE 7TH TO BE FILLED TO BE FILLED

 

 


 

UPDATED 22ND JANUARY

 

Work Party

 

Richard is in the process of organizing work parties at Turnford the dates he is putting forward are:

    MARCH 22nd Verulam & Hollow AS                                Dates filled

    APRIL 12th - APRIL 26th - MAY 10th  - JUNE 7th          To be filled

All clubs have to supply members for a minimum of one date so please let your club secretaries know what you can do to support your club.

 

Members Photos

 

 

 

Gary McClaire

All you 3lb tc rod / 25lbs line chaps how about this

for skill Gary McClaire of Hollow Angling Society

on our match fishing the pole with1.5lb line 20

hook and no 4 elastic banked this at 18 lbs14 oz.

 

 

 

 

 

Ricky Strivins

Had this beauty out today from

Railway, Slipe Lane , Turnford on drifted Sardine

come in at 15lb. Really nice condition.

 

 

 

 


 

UPDATED 20TH DECEMBER

 

Loose Line

 

 

 

If you can't make it out in the picture, I found a couple

of lines tied to trees on the boot today. Both lead to

the water. Pulled the line from the water and luckily

there was nothing on the end of them, hook nor fish.

It's sad to see this and is the first time I've seen it over

here. I'll be keeping a look out for more from now on.

 

 

 


 

updated 16th November

 

Turnford Litter Pick

 

 

 

A few guys got together today and did a litter

pick around the whole of the fishery amazing

the amount of crap they found. Well done lads.

Remember leaving litter at Turnford can result is a

lifetime ban.

 

 


 

UPDATED 13TH NOVEMBER

 

Turnford Clean Up

 

This Sunday (16th) the lads are arranging a litter picking session, bit of a social as well, a chance to meet new and old friends and possibly learn a bit about the pits.

All members new and old are welcome.

If you have them black bag, gloves, boots and a litter picker will be handy but there may be spare pickers (Nail on a cane will work).

On arrival in the car park give a shout and log in with Dean Howard.

Starting around 9am.

The more we get the more we can do and the quicker we get back home or you can get the rods out for a few hours, any queries give me a bell.
020 8505 3215 or 07989 817 316

Mike

 


 

UPDATED 4TH NOVEMBER

 

Member Photos (See Photos Page)

 

 

 

 

Derek Noakes

Railway Pike 13.5lbs with float fished herring.

 

 

 

 


 

UPDATED 3RD NOVEMBER

 

Railway Pit Eels

 

As you will remember we lost some large Eels earlier on and the EA found they suffered from Herpesvirus Anguillae.

The Environment Agency’s National Fish Labs at Brampton and CEFAS with L.V.R.P.A Fishery department are monitoring the situation.

Tuesday 25th November has been scheduled in to electro-fish Railway pit.

Please cooperate if you are down on the fishery.

We have had no further problems it's just a check up thanks.

 


 

UPDATED 31ST OCTOBER

 

Litter Pick

 

There will be a ‘litter picking party’ Sunday 16th November.

This has been arranged by a few of the guys that care about the complex.

If you can spare an hour or two you will be most welcome, if we get enough people it should only take an hour.

If you have gloves, litter picker arm, black bag that would be a help if not don’t be put off they will try and get some spares, if you have spares also it will help.

If you can take pictures and Email then to me I will put some on the web along with any stories about the day.

Watch this page for updates and times etc.

Please try and support the guys that care for the fishery and your enjoyment there.

Mike Smith

 

 

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