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It's little more than two years since the VAC completed on the contract to
purchase the freehold for two lakes and a stretch of the river Ouzel at Bellows
Mill, near Eaton Bray and Whipsnade Zoo in south Bedfordshire, about 20 miles
from St Albans.
In that time we've completely re-landscaped the lakes including adding many
inches of extra depth and, on the Mill Lake, three islands. Ford Lake, by the
entrance and car park, has been optimised for trout fishing with just seven well
spaced platforms (see right) and VAC trout members can now target brown as well
as rainbow trout.
With all the coarse fish now in Mill Lake, supplemented by generous stocking of
big roach, crucians and tench, this 'investment' is already paying dividends
with plenty of double-figure roach weights and big perch to 3lb.
Of course, work is far from over with plans for a toilet block, additional
planting of reeds and lily's and regeneration of the river. For more information
please check out the fishery info recently compiled by hard-working fishery
manager Andy Karczmarek.
Dates for your diary
The 26th AGM will be held on April 18th, as usual, at New
Greens Hall, High Oaks, St Albans. Our popular
Open Day at Riverside is currently planned for Saturday July
Spring 'warm-up' matches are scheduled for April 8th (Frogmore)
& 29th (Smallford) plus 13th May at Riverside. Later in the year,
perhaps August, we are looking at the possibility of running a fishing
race with points per species per venue.
The full 2012-13 fixture list is still being completed. With so many
attending, (an average of 25 per match last year) we are having to look
for some larger venues. Full details on the VAC Match pages during
2011-12 MEMBERSHIPS NOW CLOSED
VAC membership for the current season has now been closed. New
memberships, for season 2012-13 will become available early in May and will be
valid from June 16.
A limited number of Early Start tickets (£15 surcharge applies)
will be available by collection only from Verulam Angling
WORK PARTY TIME
Keep a look out for VAC e-news in your in-box as a number
of work parties are now being planned. Remember that, unless you are exempt, you
need to complete a work party before 1st May or pay the penalty when renewing
your membership for next season. As well as more physically demanding work we
have a need for a number of people to help with new season paperwork and
coaching days - contact the VAC Secretary if this appeals.
Have We Got Your Email?
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
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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
VAC members can fish The Tring
Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement.
£1 off all day tickets for VAC
VAC members, on production of
a valid membership card, get 5% discount on
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VAC Record List
Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmaster...
Alf Groom displays one of the 2lb+ perch that kept him busy at Bellows Mill
during the winter months.
One of the great platfoms on Bellow's Mill Ford lake.
Nick Cerri has been having fun with lures on the Moor Mill Pike Pit.
Now this IS a pike...24.08 from the Ivel at the end of the season for Ken Major.
The warm March days gave junior Aaron Goodman a chance to bag up at Timberlands
including this 7lb ghost koi.
Verulam Angling Centre
VAC bailiff Terry Field is the the
owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in Fleetville, 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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