A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The
Sorry I'm late this month, too busy fishing !! Did you see me in
Angling Times? Me, a centrefold!! Bagging crucians from Fringe
Lake at Tingrith.
the same methods work at Frogmore and Riverside. Talking of
which, only last month I was saying how well Riverside was
fishing and now, just a couple of months on and it is far more
of a challenge. Of course the fish are still there. But now the
carp, crucians, bream, tench and roach are far more fickle and
only those who are able to fish tight and perhaps a little finer
are getting the rewards.
Meanwhile, entries on the guest book have shot up in the
last few weeks. To see for yourself, simply click the link
lower down on the left hand column.
As you can see, many have asked for a proper forum type
facility to discuss issues on-line and I'm delighted to
report that we now have this. At present it's using
free-of-charge services from Bravenet. But, if the usage
picks up, I'm sure the club will fund upgrading to the Pro
version which will remove the ads.
To view the VAC Forum simply click the button lower down on
the left hand column. As with the guestbook, anonymous
entries are likely to be removed, and the same for any
entries which may reflect badly on the club or fishing in
general. As with the guest book, these services are not a
replacement for proper and formal communication with the
club which should always be via the
Paul Hill seems to have a knack with those
Smallford carp. Here's another from his
collection, a very distinctive mirror
reported at just over 22lb. Surely
someone else is taking pix of VAC fish?
Where's that pic of the 11lb tench reported
from Smallford by the two guys I met down at
Meanwhile, young Tom Williams had this 3lb
chub at Frogmore in the Juniors, OAPs &
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Attendance at this Summer's Juniors, OAPs &
Ladies matches have been quite good as have
the catches. It's been great to see plenty
of new faces this year including Sheila
Miles, seen left with Frogmore bailiff Alan.
At 82 she gets a chance to win two out of
the three catagories and good luck to her.
Hope I'm still able to cast a line when I'm
In the evening league this year, overall
numbers were a little down, initially due to
the football. But the fishing was pretty
good with only Smallford being particularly
moody. The Frogmore 3-hour match record was
broken twice, and now stands at 34-08 by
organiser Dan Patrick who was narrowly
beaten for the series by webmaster Stan
Kiddle, thanks largely to a last minute 7lb
carp on the last match to give Stan third on
the night and first overall.
Not the best of pictures but also from
Frogmore is this just-about-usable pic of
Bob Scott with 'Keith' our resident Koi.
Keith has been at Frogmore since '97 and has
been in all the lakes at one time or
She's now weighing in at 9-08 and
in lovely condition. I caught her in '98 at
6-08 so not brilliant growth rates :(
from carp venues, squatt master Tim Jones
won the Ivinghoe match
for the second year running with over 11lb
of small roach, taking the Silver Peg bonus
as well !
All the results are here
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