Issue 86

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                             April 2007..


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


Luxury 8 berth caravan to let - 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.

Bookings now being taken for this season and 2007. Open from March to October inclusive.

Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.

Sixteen Fifty...

Welcome to the new look Verulam Angling website. It's been worked on on-and-off for some months and now just about ready (phew). And what greater headline to kick off the new look-and-feel site than to announce our end of 2006/07 season figures.

Yes, sixteen fifty is not ten to five, it's not the cost of my new pole, it's not Ol' George's date of birth. In fact, 1,650 is the total number of VAC members.

New member Tom Hollinshed came down from Milton Keynes to do some stick float fishing at Marford before the season ended and bagged this fat 5lb' chub on white maggot.

Nothing wrong I say in all giving ourselves a virtual pat on the back but more important, I think, to explore why our membership is growing, to recognise the work that has gone into achieving and maintaining membership growth, and what this all means for the future.

Principally it's about giving people what they want. That means your General Committee and its supporting committees listen carefully to members requests, stick closely to the rule book, engage professional help where appropriate and make no quick or knee-jerk decisions.


As a result, and with the income from membership, the VAC has, over the last year or so alone, achieved the following:

  • Turned Moor Mill into a 1st class fishery

  • Improved access and swims at Smallford

  • Rebuilt the car park lake at Frogmore and kept the match lake open during the '06 drought

  • Introduced 400 plus people to angling via the Riverside Open Day

  • Acquired additional fishing at Felmersham

In fact, this list could go on and on. What it amply proves is that, unlike some clubs, the VAC doesn't sit on it's hands.


* New 07/08 membership forms now available *

Click on Subscriptions on top buttons



Like it? Let us know what you think of this new site style and any broken links via the webmaster link on the left. Or post more general comments for discussion on the Forum.


If you are interested in becoming a member, download the "Application Form". Once completed, return it to the address on the form. You will be notified around the end of April/early May that membership is available along with details of the subscriptions. You can then decide if you wish to take up membership.


Associate Venues - click the logos to go to the fishery web sites


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



 1 off all day tickets for VAC members




Your Contribution

Andrew Thorpe margin fished Smelt at Smallford for this 11-07 pike..

Another of those 'blue' mobile phone pictures (guys, next time get in close). Here we have junior member Matt Young with a 3-08lb perch from Smallford.


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