of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 62

April 2005 

Match Calendar - new for 05-06


To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2005-06.



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

Or start a thread on our new forum and see what other members think.





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 01727 835904  

for all the latest news on club waters:


     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


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


  One Summer week left - special price for 9-16 July - just 275


Young Jimmy 'Neutron' is a popular and regular visitor to Smallford. Seen right with one of his upper doubles from last year he must have thought all his birthdays had come at once over the Bank Holiday weekend when he had settled in on Bastard Point.


In addition to the usual interruptions from quality bream and tench, Jimmy landed four carp, three over the 20lb mark and a new personal best and possible lake record common of 27-06. Eight other carp came to club members that weekend.


If you're down there yourself and see Jimmy, stop and say hello. But make sure you have an excuse ready as, once he starts talking, it's difficult to get away :)



Malcolm Jefferies nets another lump from Frogmore

It's not just Smallford that's coming on strong. With fresh water and extra stock in the match lake (pictured below) members are catching plenty of quality bream and numerous carp, many in double figures.

Generous feeding of pellet is the current method although plenty of fish are taking worm, caster and maggot.

VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904 for all the latest news


REMEMBER THE VAC AGM IS ON APRIL 13th. Usual venue of New Greens Residents Ass. Hall, High Oaks, St Albans. 7:30pm


Your Contribution


Fred Boore, bailiff at Smallford has sent in this pic of TwoTone. It weighed in at  27lb 12oz and is the same fish reported at 25-08 when pole caught by Dan Patrick last Summer.



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Trout News


The policy of stocking quality sized fish is paying dividends for our Trout Section members. Below we see Ken Mourton (left) with a five pounder and Brian Gear with monster of six pounds.









A day ticket to VAC members cost 7 with member accompanied guest tickets at 13.50 (7.50 Day Ticket plus VAC Guest Ticket at 6.00). For day tickets contact Paul Mills with two days notice on 01727 758696.


 Remember, it is still a three fish limit but at about two pounds plus each, that is 5 to 7 pounds of beautiful trout with great sport a day for 7 this year versus 3 to 4 pounds last! Is that good value or what? Remember, Season Tickets are still available at 70 for 10 weeks and 35 for 5 weeks. Apply to John Youngs on 01582 833678.

Discount Baits

Titmuss's in Wheathampstead offer VAC members a nice 5% discount on bait products. They do a very large range of pellets, seeds, ground baits etc. plus a selection from Dynamite Baits and Ton Up

Click here to download the .PDF file of the RRP list (160kb).

GJW Titmus Ltd Hertfordshire New Mill, Lummer Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts, AL4 8RG   Tel: 01582 833883



On recent visits to Frogmore and Smallford a number of members were caught leaving rods unattended. This is against club rules and these particular members were lucky not to be facing disciplinary action. Not all had new rod licenses either. Remember that the old ones expired at the end of March.


Members are also reminded that, despite the warm weather in late March, wading at Riverside, when trout fishing or coarse fishing, is strictly prohibited. This chap was apparently struggling with his flies and was about to try a woolly nobbler. Watch out for the crayfish mate !!

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 by clicking here

what's new?

  • Trakker Armo 2 in stock (the best just got better) phone for quote.

  • Now in stock, Richworth ultraplex boiles, pop ups and dips.

  • MAP 16m M16 pole in stock 349.00 + kits. Maver 8m hit and hold margin pole + spare top 125.00 (superb value)

  • Dynamite Bait Frank Warwick boiles, pop ups + dips in stock. (spicey shrimp+prawn, squid and octapus, monster crab + pineapple plus.

  • Wwychwood beani mat ( the ultimate big fish mat for France etc) 39.99

  • Tails up bait ( fu2 and protavit liver freezer baits in stock)                                            

    Spring is here! now is the time to stock up on your bait and tackle. full stock levels now available, 10% discount given to VAC members.

  • JRC skyliner spod rrp 60.00 now 40.00

  • Special offers Drennan Team England fleece rrp 39.99, offer price to VAC members 25.00 (limited stock)

  • Wychwood Rrogue 2.75 t.c carp rods rrp 50.00 now only 30.00

  • Wychwood Rogue freespin baitrunners rrp 30.00 our price 23.00 ( buy 1 of each item for only 50.00 )

  • Top sellers! Fox match trolley 50.00 Wychwood mini + large carp carryalls 19.99 + 25.00

  • JRC oval brolley's 75.00 each

  • 42" carp landing net + 6ft spec handle 20.00 (smaller nets available at same deal)

Hope to see you soon


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