Incident Phone Line

"HAPS now has a new incident phone line 07568391170, where you can report any incidents or events at the lake. If you see anyone removing fish, causing damage, using illegal/unusual fishing gear, removing property or vandelism then please use this line. It will be monitored on a regular basis so if there is no reply then please leave a message with details, your name and number. Thanks for your support in combating these issues."




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 for more information