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Not just Barbel
For many members, our
prolific stretches of the upper River Lea, provide them with the
chance to catch our hardest fighting fish, the barbel. Both at
Marford Farm in Wheathampstead and upstream at Leasey Bridge, we
have double-figure fish to around 12lb. Not yet as big as their
cousins downstream at Fisher's Green but still beauties.
But it's not just barbel that make these venues so popular. In
addition to the prolific chub, some now approaching 6lb, some
members have been fortunate with their efforts to target the smaller
species with roach and perch over 3lb reported this year.
Another great year of the VAC as membership numbers rush past the 2,100
number. If you're looking to join then you may wish to know that, as
well as postal applications, you can sign-up at either Verulam Tackle Shop in St Albans
or Colney Tackle in Hazeldine Rd, London Colney. For all the details
please click the Subscriptions link above. Please be reminded that all
able-bodied adult members are expected to undertake at least one
work-party before the end of April and failure to do so attracts a
work-party levy when renewing membership equal to the prevailing joining
fee. This is to ensure that work-party obligations are not avoided by
simply rejoining as a new member.
The fine example above weighed 3lb
5oz and was the best of a bunch landed by Paul Cox. Mind
you, when you consider these fish get to feast on record
gudgeon (some have been reported over 7" long) it's no
wonder they are doing so well.
So next time you take a visit to one
of our Lea venues, leave the meat and pellets behind and try
lobworms, casters and maggots. Work your bait as naturally
as possible down the swim and who knows, when the float goes
under it might be a perch like above, a roach of a lifetime
or even a 1lb dace. And this year the grayling stocked a
couple of years back by the EA have been showing so don't be
surprised if you wind one in.
* * Keep an eye out for
cormorants * *
Please report any cormorants seen on the
water when visiting Riverside, Frogmore and Bellows Mill in
particular. Fishery managers contact details are in your
DIRECT DEBIT FORMS FOR EXISTING MEMBERS
here and save
having to worry about renewal forms
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 guest must be accompanied
by a full member.
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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
VAC members can fish The Tring
Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement.
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VAC Record List
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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
This perch, at 3-14, was landed by Paul Collins. Unfortunately the picture
quality was not good enough to be the main photo.
Dan Field and Joe Colcough won this years Carp Match final at Smallford with
fish like this to total 78lb.
At Moor Mill Aaron Brown had this common of 24lb plus others of 21lb and 18lb in
a single session.
Not a record gudgeon but a baby barbel from Felmersham. Great to see new
generations coming through.
Education around handling pike is part of the service when you sign up for one
of Paul Charlton's pike matches. The next one will be promoted, as before, in
This Marford gudgeon may not look that big - put a ruler across your own knees
and you will see it's about 8".
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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