Issue 102

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                            August  2008..


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VAF - Value-added Fisheries

In this day and age it's not enough for a club to simply lease a water or two and expect things to run themselves. VAC members will be well aware of how much work goes into managing and improving our stock of 'home waters'.


But, in addition to our own waters, the VAC portfolio is enhanced with associate fisheries that we share or have some form of discount agreement in place on tickets. For example, the VAC has been a member of the Turnford Consortium for many years where the four mature gravel pits provide many challenges and the chance of some very special fish. There's no better illustration than this 6lb 2oz eel for Richard Dowse from, I believe, the Railway Pit.



Our list of associate fisheries has grown significantly in recent years whilst membership fees have simply kept pace with inflation. In addition to Turnford we have the IPA waters, Troy lake, discounts at Tingrith and many more. All details are on our fisheries page


What this means is that members are, year on year getting significantly more for their money and this value has made a quantum leap this month with a new agreement regarding Timberland Fishery in Harlow.


VAC members can now fish any of the five waters on site for no extra charge subject to the conditions listed on our fisheries page. The waters at Timberland provide significant added-value to our membership and you can be certain that the VAC will be monitoring utilisation and be keen to receive your feedback.

New to the VAC? Remember you can read any of the previous 101 editions of the VAC home page simply by clicking on the archive link above

Match Section Update

Fancy giving match fishing a go? Well check out our match pages from the left-hand link. Updated after every match and with previews of forthcoming fixtures.

Congrats to Graham Holt for a very convincing win of our popular evening series. The good looking chap on the right is Webmaster Stan with 534 little fishes which weighed just over 32lb. Along with a near 10lb carp Stan won the recent Championship match at Frogmore - AND topped up his tan

Junior Pages

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Click here to read junior member Matt Young's diary of a week in Angler's Paradise, Devon.

WANTED : More articles like this.


VAC Forum

Our new forum is still proving very popular.  However we still have many people apply to join who then do not respond when asked to confirm details. Remember, the forum is only for current VAC members and you will need to confirm your details by email to the webmaster before access is provided. If this is not done within 14 days your request will be cancelled.


Please note that Hotmail users need to check their junk folder for automated replies from the forum software. We have a number of applications fail where the member has not seen our replies.

Associate Venues - click the logos 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 for details.


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 Tom's Contribution

Committed carper Tom Carey was duly rewarded for his intensive campaign on the Moor Mill complex last month with this fine catch.

Above is the flat head liner at 25.08



This one is known as the Baby Leather and hit the scales at 25-04

This night time capture was 'Matt's Common' which weighed 24.14

Smallest of the bunch to cap an amazing session for Tom (who's forum logo is below) was this common at 18.07.





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