Issue 138

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                       August 2011..

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The annual VAC Open Day at Riverside has always enjoyed great weather in previous years but we were hammered by the rain this time. It was raining when we opened at 9am and it was still raining when the last visitors were leaving around 6pm.

This may have put off the more casual visitor but we were still delighted to count over 200 through the gates (normally we get 500). Many had youngsters with them and it was great to see so many have a chance to spend time with one of our coaches for some pole fishing or to pick up hints, tips and free t-shirts from the big-fish boys on 'Carp Corner'.

Applications are still coming in but we believe more than 20 new members have joined following their attendance and, judging by some of the youngsters faces, proudly holding their first fish, some are now 'hooked for life'.

What was most amazing was the amount of fish caught. Pretty much every youngster caught a few roach, rudd and perch but some, like young Lucy Gardner, landed several carp to 5lb plus crucians, tench and  good sized bream fishing a short pole with simple red maggot over pellet. Biggest fish of the day was an 8lb plus common landed on one of the 'free' whips given away to attending juniors.

More juniors scoring great catches
Lance Andrews-Mason took his son Harry to Leasey Bridge and was delighted to report that Harry landed roach to 1lb, some nice chub and a 6lb barbel, all on maggot to just 2lb line   16yr old Lewis Day fished Smallford's  Noddy swim with a pal and landed this PB common of 20lb along with numerous bream to 6lb.
Annual Stick Float Clinic Announced

The immensely popular annual Stick Float Clinic is to be held on 17th September at Marford Short Walk.
We have the entire short walk section booked for the day, Tea and Coffee will be provided
The day will start at 9.30am with a talk which will cover the following subjects:

Which rods and reels. What bait and how to prepare it. How to feed and where to feed.
Where to fish (watercraft), how to prepare a swim and fish care.

For more information and to book in please see contact Keith Speer on 01727 874167 (6-8pm only please)


As well as signing up on-line (see our Subscriptions page) you can now join 'over the counter' at the Verulam Angling Centre (see ad -right) and pay cash, cheque or credit card.


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 for details.


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

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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...  

This 1.09 perch was the highlight of a great session for Martyn Abraham on Tony's Lake at Frogmore.

Howard Morris joined the VAC only a few weeks ago and is delighted to report his first barbel, around 4lb, from Leasey Bridge.

Lucy Moorby's perch may be the smallest we've had on here but her grin is about the biggest!


Also from Leasey Bridge, Andy Zneimer didn't get to weigh this barbel but consensus is that it was over 7lb.

Yasir Mahood has had a successful year so far on Turnford's Railway pit with this 23lb common being one of many great fish.


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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