of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 50

April 2004 

(2004/05) - NEW !!


To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 

Match Bookings :

Now being taken for Frogmore 2004. Contact Derek Greening on 07817 898033



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



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- Tight Lines....



Remember, our Junior Section needs YOUR contributions..........


VAC members, on production of their VAC club card, can accrue a  'loyalty stamp' and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit free of charge. 


Remember to call the VAC HOTLINE for all the latest news on club waters:


      01727 835904


Smallford Wallpaper


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Good Practice Guides



Fishing, golf, sun & sand - 2 bed family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.


!! Happy 50th web site update - well done me !!

It's all go out there - so get your share


Winter is now truly behind us and the evenings are getting longer - so enough time to bag a few after work.


Smallford and Frogmore are open and producing plenty of fish - check out Richard Wilson's feedback in the Guest Book. And he's had them to 24lb+ off the top at Smallford previously.


Meanwhile, new member Paul Chandler has reported this double figure beauty (left) from Frogmore match lake on waggler & maggot.

AGM Reminder. 

April 14th 7:30pm New Greens Residents Assoc. Hall, High Oaks, St Albans

Viva España

Our Spanish correspondent, Maurice Matthews, has emailed in details of his latest catches in the lakes and ressies on the Costa Del Sol.


Now, perhaps it's just me...but something doesn't seem right about Maurice's latest carp from a lake north of Marbella. He also said it weighed 30 euros so perhaps he's enjoying too much winter sun and Spanish brandy !


If you're going down that way and fancy chasing some Spanish carp drop me a line - and I'll put you in touch with Maurice. Better still if you fancy booking my new apartment - see bottom left below.


Trout Season now underway


The trout season is now on at Riverside Road until Thursday 3rd June for Trout section members and their guests. Returns are looking good with nearly fifty fish taken in the first two weeks.


Charges for this year will be £70 for a 11 week ticket, £42 for a 6 week ticket and £35 for a 5 week ticket. Day tickets are £7.50 for VAC club members, a VAC member can bring guests at the additional cost of a VAC guest ticket currently £6. 



Season tickets - Postal applications to; Verulam Angling Trout Section,

   4 Latchford Mews, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8BB with cheque and what day you want to fish.


    Day tickets – Paul Mills 01727 752647 (allow two days notice)


    Information  - Carole Pickering 01727 767409 or John Youngs on 01582 833678.


TICKET SALE AND COLLECTION DAY Wednesday 10th March 19.30 to 21.00 at the Riverside Meeting Rooms.  Come and hear the latest Section News!


“Any VAC Members want to learn to Fly Fish?”

Here is a special offer to all you non fly-fishing VAC Members!  Any members who would like to try game fishing please note that the Trout Section will, via prior arrangement, have two open days on Saturday 20th and 27th March from 9.00 to 13.00 when, for the price of a day ticket, (£7.50) we will lend you the tackle and show you the basics.  Anyone interested is asked to book in advance and contact either John Youngs on 01582 833678 or Oster Bayne on 01582 832916.  We will make the arrangements on a “first come first serve basis” so do not take too long to decide.  It’s a great way to widen your fishing interests!


Match News:

Check out all the final placings by clicking here: Match Reports.

Len Cooper - 2003-04 KO winner

Dan Patrick 2003-04 Championship Winner

 * * * ROD LICENSES  * * *

Don't forget that your 2003-04 licenses expired on 31st March





Please report any sightings of cormorants on club waters to the fisheries chairman, Barry Killinger, on 07966 394717 (before 9.30 pm please) or to the Secretary by email Just click here 

Visit Queensway on the web at or click the logo

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

Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email

Every month Queensway offer VAC members some very special deals.........


Come and see our fully refurbished shop and take advantage of our great 25% off Drennan fleeces offer!!!





Please view our web site for lots of top sellers and second hand list:

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