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Time passes quickly as you get older. It's
hard to believe that its nearly eight years since the Verulam took control of
the former LAA waters at Park Street that we know as Moor Mill.
In that time an amazing amount of change has taken place,
literally tons of litter removed, swims built and amazing fish landed including
Toadless, our monster leather and our record crucian.
Of the four pits, it the largest, the Island Lake that has
enjoyed the most attention with careful stocking of upper single and double
figure carp to supplement the original stock, some of which exceed 30lbs. The
intention from day one was to create a 'runs water' and that ambition continues
to mature as proven by the number of fish coming even during the cold snap. OK,
so it's not as easy as some waters your read about but do we really want a water
where the fish throw themselves on the hook?
Anthony Gosling with his first mirror from MM at 16.08 on a bitter cold day
The beauty of the Island Lake is that it's difficult enough, and with enough
mystery, for almost any seasoned carp angler yet will reward the carp fishing
novice. As Spring finally springs those carp (and big bream and the odd tench)
will really get on the munch and you have good a chance of a special fish or
three. But please please, take your litter home.
A - G - M
A reminder that the 26th Annual
General Meeting of the VAC is to be held on Wednesday 17th April at New
Greens Residents Association Hall. Kick off at 8pm.
Riverside Closed For The Trout Season
A reminder that Riverside is now closed for coarse
fishing until Monday 6th May.
* Coaching Sessions *
|Roger Smith is
the VAC''s Level 2 angling coach and this year, supported by our level 1
coaches, This season Roger has delivered angling tuition to well over
100 budding fishermen of both sexes.
Sessions for this season, mostly at Riverside Road, have now finished.
But it's not too early to make enquiries about next year by emailing
Although aimed mostly at Juniors the VAC does also run a number of
sessions for adults as well covering basic tactics as well as specialist
Version 2 of our
Membership Database now live
|With the release from 1st
November of our half-year option for new members the VAC have also
successfully migrated to version 2 of or our club membership database.
Based on the ClubPier
platform, the membership database product is available for purchase and
suits similar clubs and associations.
One particular major development is that we can now
accept payment via Paypal (for new memberships only). Once onboard with the VAC we
do encourage you to sign-up for Direct Debit as this allows us to ensure
that your new season's membership is facilitated promptly without the costs
and overheads of posting renewal forms, reminders and processing cheques.
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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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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.
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Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmaster...
Local lad Tom Robins timed his visits well for three nice MM fish recently with
this common of 13.08 being the biggest.
Here's a blast from the past. Back in April 2008 Matt Young was still getting
the hang of pole fishing at Frogmore when he banked this Koi known as Kylie.
Matt went on to be a top quality match angling winning many VAC matches but has
now followed his heart and is now with his girlfriend on Gran Canaria
At the end of the river season two VAC members shook the record books from VAC
waters. Above is Den Poole with a chub of 8-10 and below is Dave Currell with
his barbel of 20.07.
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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