Issue 188/9

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                            Nov/Dec 2015.

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New Eight Berth Caravan For Hire, White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall  

The caravan is sited on this 5 star award winning holiday complex which is also one of the top coarse angling centres in the country comprising 15 lakes.

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A Proper River

The VAC is fortunate to have access to several stretches of the river Ouse north of Bedford. All within a few miles of each other are Felmersham, Radwell, Carlton Rd and Milton Ernest. Plus, our sometimes forgotten gem, the upper Ouse at Tingewick.

All these stretches offer a chance for some back-to-nature fishing and mostly away from the crowds that are often a feature of other venues. Therefore, how better to make the point than to present a few simple pictures rather than trophy shots for a change? There can be no doubt when fishing these venues that just being there is the big reward and a decent fish or two a welcome bonus.

Milton Ernest screams barbel and chub but can be tricky. Below, Felmersham has many slower, deeper areas.

The best of the Autumn colours will be gone now but all the seasons have their attractions.

Hope these pictures inspire you to explore our Ouse waters. Please remember to send your catch pictures in to the webmaster

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Guest Tickets. Always a popular way to introduce your pals to the VAC. And now two bits of good news; during Winter months the price is reduced by 50% to just 3.50 per day and you can now also pick up tickets from Colney Tackle, London Colney. All guests must be accompanied by a full member. Later this season we hope to have guest tickets available for on-line purchase with payment via PayPal.


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A reminder that the Webmaster welcomes your contributions. Happy to receive your photos of  VAC venues, rainbows, kingfishers or unicorns. Doesn't have to be a fish


Tingewick is narrow and very overgrown. Make the effort and you could be rewarded with some monster dace and perch, plenty of roach and perhaps a big chub


Radwell is home to perhaps the biggest chub and barbel on the Ouse but they are wise old fish.


Some years ago now, this barbel was caught at Felmersham below the islands.


Even a few wild brown trout in the Ouse!


Arthur Northcote supplied a number of Ouse pictures including one of this super perch


Verulam Angling Centre


VAC bailiff Terry Field is the the owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road, directly opposite the Morrison's store.

Pop in or call Terry on 01727 861777

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