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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                          Jan-Mar 2019.

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Beautiful modern

 2 bedroom family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.

Now booking for 2019. Discount for VAC members.

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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.

 Open from March to November inclusive.

Contact Barry Killinger on

07966 394717

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Half-season membership now available - click on Subscriptions above.

As seen in Anglers Mail

Not for the first time Verulam AC has featured in the media. This time the cameras and reporter were up at Marford Farm, our wonderful stretch of the upper River Lea at Wheathamstead.

As seen in the Anglers Mail dated 15 January, member Joe Royffe got permission from the club to run a feature on one of our most popular waters. In the three-page article he describes the tackle, tactics and baits used to net, on the day, over 20 chub to 4lb plus some roach and perch. On this occasion no barbel.
In the article, he describes watching countless chub intercept his loose-fed maggots with flashes of barbel beneath the chub, taking the position of the gravels.
And, dashing in amongst the chub, one of Marford's spectacular 2lb+ roach. These are the wisest of fish at this venue but even they will make a mistake occasionally and have been landed to 3lb.

As VAC members fully know, whilst it's the many barbel, to around 12lb, that see this fishery busy throughout the season, it also holds perch over 4lb, dace to 1lb (see below), monster gudgeon, hard-fighting carp to double figures and at least one tench, a fish of around 2.08 that sees the bank a few times each year, often much the to surprise of the lucky angler.

VAC Forum: Due to current low levels of use and some issues with the current version of software used it has been agreed to close the forum before April. Instead, members are invited to make use of our FaceBook page which can be found here.
Fishery Updates

Unfortunately Troy Lake, Denham has suffered what's believed to be a total fish kill; a result of de-oxygenation from an algae bloom. The VAC GC are reviewing options for the future. Things have also been tough at Turnford with Railway Pit being closed due to low water levels. If we get good rainfall this autumn it will be reopened.

However, at our associated waters such as Alban lakes and Timberlands the fishing has improved considerably after difficulties in 2017. Later this year the club is aiming to circulate a web based survey to members to determine which waters are perhaps not used as much as we might think and, for example, where any current restrictions might be a factor.

Half-Season Membership
This popular option, with subs at half price and tickets valid until June 15 2019, will be available from 1st November.

Work Parties

It is a requirement that all able-bodied senior members undertake at least one working party per year. This needs to be completed before end April 2019 to avoid a 40 levey on next season's membership fee.

Details of forthcoming work parties are circulated via eNews so members need to ensure that they are receiving these regularly. Before contacting the webmaster please check all spam/junk folders and ensure that we have your current email address recorded correctly. See below....


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Guest Tickets. Always a popular way to introduce your pals to the VAC. In addition tot the usual channels you can now also pick up tickets from Colney Tackle, London Colney and Verulam Tackle, Hatfield Road, St Albans. All guests must be accompanied by a full member.


Remember, that unless your email address is registered on Club DB, our membership database, we can't keep you up to date via e-news nor can we accept your application to join the VAC Forum. To check and update your details see the Subscriptions page

Associate Venues - click the logos to go to the fishery web sites

VAC members, on production of their club card, can fish for no charge subject to conditions. See VAC fisheries page for details. VAC members can fish The Tring Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement. 1 off all day tickets for VAC members

Discount Baits

VAC members, on production of a valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from

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Your Contribution

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


New pictures urgently needed !!

Smallford provided this good looking 10lb mirror to Nick Tubby.

VAC honorary secretary Mark Jones won a Riverside match at the end of November with this 36lb catch of mostly small carp.

Alan Gardner had this 3lb perch in his net on a recent Felmersham match.

Another pic 'borrowed' from the Moor Mill Facebook page. This mid twenties mirror was landed by Alan Day.


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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