Issue 94/95

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                             December  2007 / January 2008..


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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 2008. Open from March to October inclusive.

Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.



Not had any snow at Riverside yet but remember it closes for coarse fishing on Tuesday 26th February and reopens on 12 May so don't miss out on some great winter fishing.


(Don't take our fish - as translated by 'Ol' George')

Most anglers are aware of the new threat to fish stocks from east Europeans.  Carp, in particular, is a Christmas tradition in many European countries and you are likely to see 4lb carp for sale in most supermarkets over the next few weeks. Unfortunately the concept of releasing fish to fight another day is not always understood by these new arrivals to the UK

We are therefore grateful to the Luton Angling Club who initiated the development of universal signs now being issued by Cemex in conjunction with the EA and other. Expect to see these around VAC waters, particularly those accessible by the general public, in the near future.

We don't want your fish

On many UK waters these days it's not uncommon to catch goldfish and Koi that have clearly been introduced by well intentioned individuals.


Whilst the vast majority of these fish are in good health there is a very real danger that diseases, in particular KHV (Koi Herpes Virus) could enter our waters.


If you have pond fish that you can no longer accommodate please do not release them into club or public waters. The risks these days are simply too high.

VAC Forum under review


The VAC General Committee have had to address a number of sensitive issues over the last few months which have originated from the VAC forum.


It's now become clear that greater control is needed to avoid inappropriate and possibly damaging comments being made in the public domain. Therefore the GC has agreed to suspend the forum and it will remain 'off the air' whilst tighter controls over content and who has access are established. This will also provide an opportunity to review the different sections offered and the processes behind administration and moderation.


Apologies to those of your who are regular users and we hope you will understand and respect the need to instigate this review and any subsequent changes. We expect it to return early in 2008.

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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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Your Contribution

Bearded wonderman Keith Speer showed the Carlton Rd day trippers how it's done by this after hours double figure barbel

This is Ritchie (sorry, don't have his surname) with a 37lb beauty from the Railway Pit at Turnford

Dave Currell bagged this 1-10 roach on the VAC trip to Timsbury on the River Test earlier this year.

Here's the surprise brown trout caught on the Felmersham barbel day. Sorry, don't have the lucky anglers name.


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