Issue 126

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                          August  2010..

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Fishing, golf, sun & sand

 2 bedroom family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.


Special Offer

October - Just 275/WK


Some school holiday dates still available


VAC Clothing

Orders Now Being Taken

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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let - 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.

 Open from March to October inclusive.

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Perfect Day

Saturday July 24th saw the VAC throw open the gates to our Riverside Road fishery for what is now our annual open day. Blessed again with excellent weather and helped by wide promotion, the event saw some 700 people come down and check out what the VAC can offer.


As always, the day is focussed on juniors with numerous attractions for all ages. And, as in previous years, the water produced the goods with many youngster getting a chance to catch a fish, be it a small roach or a chunky carp.


Other displays covered the VAC portfolio (which includes numerous rivers, lakes and pits), local wildlife organisations, carp fishing, trout fishing and so much more.  If you are one of the many new members who joined on or shortly after the big day then we hope you are enjoying your first visits to VAC waters and we wish you tight lines.....

Fishers Green Consortium

As the largest club in the newly formed Fishers Green Consortium we are delighted to welcome new members who are particularly keen to fish the former CEMEX fishery.


We appreciate you have a choice of 11 clubs so we hope you will recognise the great value the VAC offers with eight rivers venues, six still water complexes and access to eight other consortiums in addition to Fishers Green.

Membership for 2010-11 Season

Important notice: We've learnt that some who were members last year think that if they've not renewed by June 16 then they have to pay a joining fee again. This is not correct. So long as you rejoin this season at any time you do not need to pay the joining fee. However, should you not renew until next season you previous membership will have been deemed to have lapsed. You will retain your member ID, it stays with you for life, but if you let your membership lapse for one or more complete seasons a joining fee will be required when you come back. If you were a member last season and have not yet renewed you can download a form, get a form from one of our local tackle shops or, best of all, renew on-line via Member Services. Once you have completed your details you will need to print out and post back the form with payment and pictures if applicable.


For more information click the Subscriptions button at the top.


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

Picture Perfect?

Club DB, our excellent member database, is now serving us well with members able to log in and update their details at any time.


However, a large number of members have not yet sent in or uploaded a passport style picture which we will need to print up your next membership card. We believe we have now resolved some the technical difficulties but for those who cannot upload a suitable picture please find time to either email your photo (quoting ID number) or pop a picture in the post to the Registrar. More details on the Subscriptions page.

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 can fish The Tring Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement.

 1 off all day tickets for VAC members


VAC members, on production of their club card, can fish the day ticket section of Jack's Lake free of charge


Your Contribution

Don't be shy, send your catch pics to the webmaster...  

Don't often see one of these. Member 'Shah' caught a sturgeon and this 6lb sterlet at Timberlands, two of only four stocked.

Young Ryhs Shield is claiming the Marford barbel record with this 11.01 beauty caught on a boilie.

Here's one from Turnford. Tommy Stevens is happy with this 29-04 mirror.

The VAC forum gets many arty shots uploaded but few are better than this from Adam Ellis.

Polefished maggot was the undoing of Honeysuckle, this beautiful 9lb Koi. Aaron Goodman is the lucky young man.


Verulam Angling Centre



VAC bailiff Terry Field is the new owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in Fleetville, St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road, directly opposite the Morrison's store.


Terry looks forward to meeting VAC members. Equally, non members are welcome and Terry can provide lots of advice regarding VAC waters plus membership forms to get you into the best angling club in the South-East.


You can also call him on 01727 861777

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Discount Baits

VAC members, on production of a valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from

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