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WET - BUT LOTS OF FISH
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
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
||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
The immensely popular annual
Stick Float Clinic is to be held on 17th September at Marford
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
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)
NEW SEASON MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
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.
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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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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
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
VAC members, on production of their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
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
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
SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE!
The weather is wonderful and the fish are
pop in and stock up on bait from some of the latest ranges: