Consortium  News

 

Fishing is daylight hours only               Fishing is daylight hours only               Fishing is daylight hours only               Fishing is daylight hours only              

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

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 time

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

 

Watch this web site 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 21st December

 

Tier four and our fisheries

 

            
TURNFORD is in Tier 4 SO YOU CAN NOT TRAVEL IF YOU ARE IN TIER 2 OR 3.

 

THINGS ARE NOT COMPLETLY CLEAR THE ANGLING TRUST ARE CONSULTING THEIR LAWYERS BUT HERE IS THEIR POST. IT MEANS THAT AS ENFIELD AND THE LEAA VALLEY ARE IN TIER 4 YOUR CAN NOT GO TO THESE WATERS IF YOU LIVE IN A TIER 2 OR 3.
More info when available
ANGLING TRUST
We have now gone through the new Covid Guidelines for Tier 4 (19th December) but the regulations are not yet published and we will want to run them past our lawyers. However, given the huge number of enquiries on this we are happy to issue this initial interpretation for the benefit of anglers, angling clubs and fisheries who now find themselves in a Tier 4 area.
In line with the 2nd national lockdown the Government have banned virtually all grass roots sporting competitions in Tier 4 areas. So unfortunately, and regardless of the ability to run angling competitions with no form of ‘gathering’, the new laws means that any form of competition, including more than 2 people from different households, is prohibited.
However, fishing with one other person from outside your household is allowed.
The Guidance states: “People can also exercise outdoors or visit some public outdoor places, such as parks, the countryside, public gardens or outdoor sports facilities. You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in a public outdoor place with your household, support bubble, or one other person.”
On travelling - you can leave home for the purpose of: “spending time or exercising outdoors. This should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your Tier 4 area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)”
Full Government Guidance here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home
IMPACT ON ANGLING IN TIER 4
* Outdoor recreation remains permissible so fishing locally with one other is fine
* We are effectively back to lockdown in Tier 4 so no gatherings or matches (as in the last lockdown)
* Travelling to fish should be local and not involve entering or leaving or passing through a Tier 4 area
* Tackle shops and other stores can still remain open and operate click and collect
* Outdoor facilities such as fisheries can remain open.
* No time limits have been placed on outdoor recreation so night fishing remains permissible, as previously confirmed in writing by both DEFRA and DCMS, until we are advised otherwise.
* Voluntary or paid fishery management work, including bailiffing and maintenance work, remains a legitimate reason to leave home.
The rules for Tiers 1,2&3 remain in place and can be found here -

 

2&3 remain in place and can be found here -

 

 

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

 

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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

ust 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 October

 

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

 

Work Party Turnford

 

Two dates have been arranged 13th and 20th September.

Meet up in the car park 8-8.30am.

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 PIR  (passive infer red )  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 awareness 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 ) and 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 pic.

            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 then

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 help on the 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 forcast this week (up to 15* ) more fish will find themselves kissing an unhooking mat

With the warmer weather and the direct sun please keep fish watererd and shadded whilst on the mat

        and have the camera ready before you cattch any fish

(it's in the rule and 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 help on the 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.

We water almost up to it's old level

And 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 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 retrictions 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 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 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 4 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 foot 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 

            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 ] Mike

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

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

Usual Sunday rules , - out of swims by 7.30 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

07989817316

Mike

                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

UPDATED 11TH MAY 2019

 

Railway Pit

 

Thursday night 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

 

After these the next night 36lbs sandy mirror

 

Well done Billy on the capture and well thought on the welfare of the fish giving them time to spawn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

UPDATED 11TH MARCH 2019

 

Sunday Work Party

 

Change   Change   Change

 

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.

 

UPDATED 7TH NOVEMBER 2018

 

Work Party

 

We have a work party this Saturday 11th November.

 

Star and meet in the car park 8.30am and finish around midday.

 

See below for special deal for those willing to work.

 

Stu Clinton will be there make sure you book in with him.

 

Railway Pit

 

We have kept an eye on it and with the agreement of all the clubs and the LVPRA I am glad to say it will be open from Monday 12th November.

 

The level is still not up to what we would like but with care it is fishable.

 

We have the work party on Sunday and for those wishing to be first as a reward for working we will have a draw for swims after the party around noon and you will be allowed to fish from then and through the night onwards before the official opening on Monday.

 

UPDATED 29TH OCTOBER 2018

 

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.

 

You will also need 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 18TH OCTOBER 2018

 

Work Party

 

There is a work party at Turnford on the 11th November.

 

Meet in the car park at 8.30am.

 

Bring any tools that you may have.

 

Report in to Stu Clinton and if you need to inform your club ensure you let him know.

 

UPDATED 15TH OCTOBER 2018

 

Railway Pit

 

We are waiting to see if the rain over the last couple of days works it's way into the pit.

 

If the level comes up enough to open the pit up we will let you all know.

 

 

UPDATED 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Railway Pit

 

Reports are coming in of someone sneaking over at night and fishing Railway Pit while the ban is still in force.

 

The ban was not imposed lightly the welfare of the fish being most important both now and for the future sport.

 

No one wants to see it closed but all the regulars appreciate the need and support the ban.

 

The Consortium will push for a lifetime ban to Turnford on anyone caught fishing.

 

As this water is a joint management with the LVRPA a ban on all Lea Valley waters may follow.

 

All clubs in the consortium will refuse membership to any offenders.

 

Hollow AS is a well respected society in London and the South East of England.

 

If the 'poacher' turns out to be a society member all clubs around will be notified and a total ban requested.

 

Sorry to go on but it is a kick in the 'you no what's' to all those obeying the closure.

 

On a lighter note I have had a whisper that a 45lb fish has been banked from Lea Pit.

 

Some very larger fish (no clue on weight) have been taken from Marsh Pit.

 

Boot Pit

 

From the start of this month the brolly rule is over until March 31st 2019 so you can have wraps etc.

 

UPDATED 2ND SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Railway Pit

 

Unfortunately we have not yet had enough rain to bring the level up to a satisfactory level.

 

Our Fishery manager along with with all the clubs involved and the  the LVRPA fishery are constantly checking the levels and will open it when the levels are safe to land fish and return them.

 

UPDATED 5TH AUGUST 2018

 

Turnford Work Party 12th August

 

This coming Sunday 12th it is not on the card but due to the excessive growth we are putting this one in.

 

Report in to Stu Clinton on arrival we start at 8.30am and finish up at 12 noon.

 

If the sun is still gracing use plenty of water, sun cream, plenty of water, gloves, plenty of water, hat, plenty of water.

 

Seriously having been ill recently through not drinking I can not stress it enough.

 

UPDATED 26TH JULY 2018

 

Railway Pit Closure

 

We have seen fish suffering in the heat so the committee has taken the decision to close fishing on Railway until the weather situation improves.

 

For change in the situation watch this web page.

 

UPDATED 23RD JULY 2018

 

Marsh Pit Work Party

 

We have called for help on Sunday 12th August.

 

Little work has been done on Marsh for several years so it has got rather overgrown which with the big fish in there is a pity.

 

Meet up in the car park at 8.30am.

 

Any tools you have will be good, loppers, saws, heavy slashers, we will have a few.

 

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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