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Another Great Day
It was eight years ago, in 2006
when we held our first Open Day at Riverside
Road. Then, like this year, we had mixed weather and many sleepless
nights in the run-up. But eight years of annual Open Days also
means we've worked out the right mixture of what works and what
doesn't - at least we think so - feel free to let us know your
We no longer get the Mayor of St Albans to formally open the event
but, this year, we went one better when TV & Radio angling star
Keith Arthur kept his promise to attend and was kept busy showing
anglers of all ages his way with the pole.
With several hundred guests on the
day (it was July 5th in case you missed it) and mostly no
rain it was a great day for existing and prospective members
and their families. The only 'gotchya' on the day was the
fact that our friends at Verulam Golf Club who allowed us to
use their car park also had an event on which meant at times
car parking was an issue.
We had all our usual attractions; BBQ, VAC clothing stall,
junior coaching, pole classes, fly casting, raffles and
tackle sales and much more. Check out the pics on the right.
* * New Waters * *
Did you get the eNews last month letting you know about our
new waters at Lysander Park? If not perhaps
we don't have you current email address?
Can you recognise a true sample?
At a glance this fine 1lb specimen, caught at Riverside
by Daniel Cotton, is a beautiful crucian carp.
Sadly no. It has a lateral line count of 30
and, according to the definitive identification guide on
www.crucians.org a true crucian has 32-34 scales.
Most likely it's a crucian/brown goldfish cross but a
fine fish none-the-less. We have similar specimens as this one
in Riverside to over 3lb.
Over the counter membership:
A reminder that new members can now 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.
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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This shot proves that Keith managed to catch despite the distractions of an
The VAC coaches were kept busy guiding youngsters to fish with whips, poles and
rod n line.
One of the stalls looking for your money
Age nor gender was not an issue as this young lady proved over on the
My apologies to Andrew Ranson who has corrected me regarding this Riverside koi
- his was the first picture of it sent in.
Allan Bayman won the VAC's first match at our new Lysander Park water. This koi
was one of many carp caught in practice.
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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