From 1st October 2018 onwards 

USE OF ANY BOAT (Including HAPS rowing boat) 

  • Please ensure that you ask a member of the committee or the bailiff before you use any boat on Jacks Lake. 

  • Life Jackets or Life Preservers must be worn on any boat used on Jacks Lake 

The HAPS committee and our insurers accept NO liability of any sort for use of boats (including those owned by HAPS) on Jacks Lake where all occupants are not wearing appropriate Life Jackets or Life Preservers. 

Signed HAPS Committee 1st Oct 2018 

New rule changes (Braid)

The AGM has voted to accept the proposal of the Fishery Manager to ban the use of braid line at Jacks Lake.  This suggestion has been made to protect the fish stock especially the new fish introduced to the lake in spring 2016.

For all matches (Jacks and Coach) from the 22nd April 2016 onwards Braid will Not be allowed.   For general fishing at the lake Braid will be banned from 16th June 2016 onwards.  

New Waters added for HAPS members

Members can fish other waters for free

HAPS members can now fish some of the Veruleum AC waters including Riverside.

New Fisheries available to members, we have access for members to the following Verulam waters, free of charge:

• Riverside Road Fishery (centre of St Albans) Mid May 2016 to End Feb 2017. This fishery is a mixed coarse fishery of approx  2.2acres completely secure with easy parking and toilets available - (male & female).

• Frogmore Lakes (when Riverside is closed). A number of lakes on this site.

• Great Ouse River fisheries in Bedfordshire at Felmersham, Radwell, Milton Ernest and Carlton Road. (close season applies).

If as a HAPS member you wish to use any of these fisheries then please contact info@haps.org.uk for more information




Committee members required

Have you ever offered what you believe to be valid opinions on matters affecting the Club and felt your views have always fallen on 'deaf ears'?  Well, then you will be interested to hear that the Club is looking to offer at least two Club members the chance to serve on the Committee where the chosen individuals will have the perfect opportunity to 'have their say'.  So, if you believe this is a role you would be genuinely keen to occupy and wish to be considered for one of these positions, then please contact our Club Secretary for more information on 07724.847391 or by e-mail at haps.org.uk@hotmail.com.

Please note you will need to have been a Club member for at least one consecutive years and be required to attend regular monthly meetings to discuss all aspects in the running of the Club.