of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 78

August 2006


Match Calendar
Match Reports
Trout Fishing
Tackle Shops

To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 


To contact the webmaster and to send pictures

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2006-07.


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

But if you've a question about rules, club policy etc. email the  Secretary




Remember, our Junior Section needs YOUR contributions..........


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. 

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1 off all day tickets for VAC members at


     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


Discount Baits

VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from

GJW Titmuss


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



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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let at 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.






ITMA (it's that man again).

No, not the 40's radio show but VAC bailiff Keith Speer again with yet another stunning catch. This cracking barbel, weighing 13.04, was Keith's reward for a trip up to Felmersham and is the biggest from this stretch that I know of.

Of course, if you know better and have had a bigger one then why haven't you told us? Also, don't forget that Mark Jones is compiling a list of record fish from VAC waters so please report your catches.

Verulam Angling Club Open Day

Bring your friends, family and neighbours on Saturday 19th of August to Riverside Road for our big Open Day. Running from 10am to 8pm this great event will feature quizzes with prizes and plenty of give a ways, family fish-ins, waterside wildlife teach-in, fishing clinics, bird life teach-in, environmental-pollution teach-in, fish recognition teach-in, fish feeding and life cycle teach-in, BBQ, drinks and other food available.

Verulam Angling is proud to announce the attendance of The Right Worshipful the Mayor of St. Albans at our open day arriving at lunch time to officially open this event.

Also, a bouncy castle, certificates, stalls and raffles. We will be running taster sessions from morning till night. So come down with guest in tow and let them have a go at coarse and game fishing.

There's far too much to list so click here and visit our special website pages to see what a great day is being laid on.

Frogmore - New Match record
Drawn (after some confusion) on peg 29, John went on to bank carp to over 10lb to weigh in 62.07, a new five hour match record at this ever popular VAC fishery.

Check out all the results on the match reports link. Fancy joining us - the match section are always keen to see new faces.

Support your local tackle shop


Well overdue on this site is a list of local tackle shops who will always try to provide VAC members with a discount and can provide membership forms for prospective new members. Before your next mail order purchase give these guys a call or pop in and say hello.


To see the list click the Tackle Shops link on the left. Remember to mention the VAC


Also, GJW Titmuss at Wheathampstead stock forms and provide a 5% discount on all bait products. See link on the left.

Join the VAC, the best angling club in Hertfordshire. Membership already at 1,410  !!

New waters for Verulam Angling


In case you missed it last month, following the relinquishment by Shefford AC, the VAC has acquired two sections of the north bank at our Felmersham fishery. Click here for more information.


Also, check the link for Manor Farm Fisheries. Offering 5 lakes, a match canal and a stretch of the River Ivel,  a range of types of fishing including a fly-only trout lake (Damsel Lake), an any method trout and mixed coarse fish lake (Becks Lake), a 2 acre mixed lake (Blunham Lake), a 4 acre specimen carp lake (Carp Lake) and our very popular specimen carp lake (Winters Lake) stocked in 2004 with fish from 18lb to 36lb. By special arrangement Verulam members, on production of a valid membership and photo card, enjoy a 1 discount across all standard ticket prices.

Your Contribution

 Keep those pics coming in by  clicking here

What's happened to all the pics? Everyone these days seems to have a supa-mega pixal digicam or phone yet only one pic has been sent in for this month. This is young Cameron Moxom with a cracking six pounder from Frogmore.

Actually, I know where the other pictures are. They're all of whopper carp so are rightly taking pride of place on the new Verulam Carp web site.

 - Verulam Carp -


Just like the weekly fishing papers the VAC now has a supplement site aimed specifically at carp fans.. Chris Knight has spent many hours setting this up so click above and take a look and let Chris know what you think..


Verulam  Banquet Verulam Sea Trip


The Verulam Banquet at Hatfield House. A sumptuous four course dinner and excellent entertainment, set within wonderful surroundings

To be held on Friday 1st of September : click pic for more info


Poole Harbour, Dorset.

After great success of our last two boat trips we are going again in September. Good day out for the boys, it's less than 2 ish hours to get there, loads of hours fishing, two boats available, limited to 16 people, all the tea and coffee you can drink!!!

New Date: Monday 25th September, Leave at 8am arrive back 10pm. 40 inc. bait & tackle. 

Phone Chris on 07903 192 428 or Ash on 07831 84 7161 This trip gets fully booked early, payment in full to secure your place

VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904 for all the latest news

 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


Queensway August Specials !

What's new!

  • Chub Outcast spod and marker rod superb value 59.99
  • Carp landing nets 32' up to 42' only 14
  • Wychwood baitrunners 20 each (saves a third off RRP)
  •  Drennan polemaster 13m Power-carp pole + Kits amazing value at only 250
  • Barbel rods Wychwood & Fox from 49.99 Top seller !
  •  SKINZ feed +hooker pellets. The pellet thats doing the Biz ! Stays on better than any other pellet on the market. Hookers = 1.49 feed packet with hookers = 3.99 per pack
  • Large Fox match carryalls 22
  • Fox warrior bite alarms 16.99
  • Mainline Pulse boilies , pop-ups and dips
  • Chub cyfish 1+2 man bivvys including zip on mozzy front brand new model 180 + 200
  • Koruum specimen weigh sling 7.99



August one off special offer to V.A.C members "Smartcast" fish finders RRP 220 now only 140 (limited stock)

Maggots still only 2.10 a pint (up to 60p cheaper than other tackle shops) Hope to see you soon


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