of St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Issue 26

April 2002 

* * *  Thinking of joining us? Membership forms for the coming season now available for download   * * *    Renewal forms for existing members are being posted to arrive before end of April  * * *

Welcome to the Verulam Angling Club web site.

In this issue:-

  • History of the VAC

  • About our fisheries - inc. 2001/02 review

  • Subscription Details - updated for Season 02/03

  • Contacts & Guest Tickets

  • Events

  • Current Newsletter

  • Match Calendar 

  • Match Reports

  • Trout Fishing

  • Junior Section

  • Previous Issues

  • SOS - Support Our Sponsor

    A reminder that this site is now sponsored by Queensway Angling of Hemel Hempstead.





    Each month, Queensway Angling are offering special offers exclusively to VAC members. 


    We are now a main dealer for Carp Company freezer baits, which are regarded as one of the best range available.

    Flavours include: the freeze sweet cream cranberry fruity nekta black squid nutty squid squid lobster seed of the weed caviar cranberry (Icelandic red) also new Heathrow baits pellet pop up boilies (barrel shape) Frank Warwick fluro pop ups ( hi viz colours!) Dynamite baits particles, ready to use in tubs: Maize, roasted peanuts, lupins, tiger nuts, maple peas, tares, hemp, chopped tiger nuts, mixed particles. Daiwa infinity duo carp line (camouflage super abrasion resistant) 12 -16 lb breaking strain. Fox Stalker Bivvy now in stock.

     Second Hand Tackle: pair 12ft 2.5lb t.c Daiwa Kevlar carp rods 80.00 pair, Coleman Sportster stove 25.00. New carp bits!! Carp Tech Bivvy socks (rubber moulded base) 14.00 Fox 'X' and 'X' pod plus now in stock. 

    Match bits!! New Drennan Puddle Chuckers (superb range of heavy but dumpy loaded/unloaded wagglers) Middy pellet carp hooks to nylon (with wire hair rig that pushes into pellets/meat etc.)

    Get back into fashion with the new Drennan Clear pole pots ( if u already have the old style black pots they will interchange with the new clear pots). 

    Good range of fly equipment available.

    Please email or phone for instant quotes , 01442 254723 or queensway.angling@btopenworld.com

    Don't forget the April showers! 10% off all waterproof clothing to V.A.C members. 

    Remember, Queensway Angling offer a large range of major brands - just phone 01442 254 723 for a quote.


    The VAC web site has just got easier to remember.


    You can get to the site just by typing www.verulam-angling.co.uk

    Better still, click here:

      Make this site my Home Page

    P.S. Don't forget to do your working party duties

    Spring Bonanza

    The mild March weather and the sunny start to April has seen many members out on the bank side of our Frogmore and Smallford venues.

    Frogmore Tench

    Existing membership is valid up until June 15th and new members, joining for season 2002/03 can pay a small premium to cover the weeks before the 'official' start.

    Remember, the latest news from around the fisheries can be found on the VAC Hotline - 01727 835904 

    Your contribution here?

    Any articles, photos and comments would be welcome. With a thousand members I'm sure some of you must be capable of producing some quality photos of fish from club waters. 

    See Fishing Matters & Save Money !!!

    No snaps this month but a reminder about Fishing Matters (15th April) and Fishing Matters Too (12th June). 

    VAC members get discount on admission so you've no excuse not to come along. The VAC will have a stand so if you're thinking of joining this will be a good chance to chat to members beforehand. A number of other exhibitors will be there including Lesleys of Luton and the ACA.

    Click the advert for more details or here for advance information of Fishing Matters Too - 12 June.

    Come on guys 'n' girls, how about some material for next month????

    Send your submissions to:- webmaster@verulam-angling.co.uk

    The VAC trout season is now underway

    This popular section of the VAC welcomes new members for fly-only trout fishing during the traditional close season at our Riverside Road fishery.

    Day ticket sessions with a competent instructor can be arranged.


    If you would like more information on any aspect of our trout section contact:

      Carol Pickering  01727 875792.



    Are Cormorants damaging UK fisheries? Click the link above and decide for yourself....................

    Cormarant Busters

    Got something to say or had a good catch on club waters - then  just click to let us know.

    Your Advert Here

    The VAC web is now receiving some 4-500 hits per month. Club members are welcome to place small ads here in return for a suitable contribution to club funds. To discuss email the webmaster here.

    To contact the Secretary by email 

    Just click here: secretary@verulam-angling.co.uk

    Match Bookings 

    Now being taken for Frogmore 2002

    Contact Tony Williams on 07966 389609

    Comments on this web site are not necessarily endorsed by the VAC General Committee


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