Issue 182

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                            April/May 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.

 Open from March to November inclusive.

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* New memberships for season 15-16 now available *

Trout with clout

The VAC trout season at Riverside Road has gotten off to a great start. At the time of writing, regular 'limit' bags are being recorded with proper sized fish around the 2lb mark plus a number of larger specimens such at the 7lb'er captured by Eddie Edwards in the picture below.

With coarse fishing resuming from from Monday 11th May no further stock additions are planned and, with the recent warm weather, it's possible that the fishing might become a little harder. But it will be no less rewarding particularly as Riverside has it's own unique beauty in Springtime and any fish is simply a bonus.

The VAC trout section has thrived over the last few seasons with all costs being covered and this includes our trout fishing at the beautiful Bellows Mill where a double-season is offered due to the availability of a dedicated trout lake.

For more information please refer to the VAC's own dedicated trout section pages via the link on the left.

For news on VAC venues we now provide guest access to the fishery reports on our members-only forum.  

New memberships
: The VAC is now accepting new membership applications for season 2015-16. Click the Subscriptions button above. .

As in previous years we will offer an early-start option for a small premium on new memberships purchased at either Verulam Tackle Shop in St Albans or Colney Tackle in Hazledine Rd, London Colney. On-line and postal applications will be for memberships to commence from June 16th.

Renewals: Members should refer to their VAC newsletter dated March 2015, page 5.

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.


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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 in 2015 we hope to have guest tickets available for on-line purchase with payment via PayPal.


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.

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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


Rowland Elvridge was rightly pleased with this 6lb rainbow from Riverside.


Riverside bailiff Jerry Twohig used his favoured method feeder tactics on the match lake at Frogmore to score with this surprise 4lb goldfish

Arthur Northcote spent some time on Felmersham before the river season ended and was rewarded with some big perch, the best going 3lb 15oz.

Webmaster Stan Kiddle was the VAC Match Champion for season 2014-15. With a new season of fixtures now agreed across a range of venues, the coming season promises to be very closely contested.


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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