Fishing Club in Colney Heath on the lookout for new members

Colney Heath lakes

Colney Heath lakes - Credit: Archant

A down-on-their-luck fishing club is hoping to boost their dwindling membership.

Colney Heath De Havilland Angling Club, who fish on Colney Heath lakes, have been around since the 60s.

However they have seen their numbers decrease over the years and are now actively seeking new members.

And club secretary, Emma Connolly, explained how they are they are taking to social media in an attempt to attract young people to the club.

She said: “It was a booming club but like any club, people get old and we have no new, younger members coming through.

“I recently joined the club as secretary to help us get more coverage through Facebook and Twitter and hopefully we can recruit more members.

“At the moment we have around 60 people. The youngest are around eight or nine, who come with their father’s and there are some about 14 or 15.”

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The lakes, just behind Colney Heath Football Club, on High Street, used to be working quarries and the club started when the landowners said they were happy to turn the sites into lakes.

The name came about because a lot of the original members worked at the De Havilland site in Hatfield.

Emma added: “The lakes are quite quiet and sometimes there can just be a few of you down there.”

Anyone wishing to join should go to Colney Tackle fishing shop in Haseldine Road, London Colney, for a registration form.

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