of St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Issue 10



Welcome to the Verulam Angling Club web site.

In this issue:-

  • History of the VAC

  • About our fisheries

  • Subscription Details 

  • Contacts

  • Events

  • Current Newsletter

  • Match Calendar 

  • Match Reports  

  • Trout Fishing

  • Junior Section

  • Previous Issues

  • Membership passes 1000

    November saw the VAC gain it's 1000th member - if you're not a member and looking to join click here

    10 Reasons to join the VAC

    1. We're one of the few clubs with a growing membership, 50 up on this time last year

    2. Our fish are getting bigger - e.g. carp now to 38lb in Smallford, 19lb in Riverside and 18lb at Frogmore

    3. Match records were broken this season e.g. 35lb or roach in three hours at Riverside

    4. At Marford farm you can almost guarantee a barbel

    5. Juniors under 12 fish for free

    6. Our waters on the Ouse hold double figure barbel and 6lb plus chub

    7. Our waters can always spring a surprise - 15 rudd over 2lb in one session at Smallford

    8. We have an active Trout Section

    9. Our Riverside Rd venue provides a safe and secure venue for ladies

    You can always get the latest info on our Information Line - 01727 835904


    Links of the Month

    Sorry no new ones this month - too busy fishing

    Catch up with the laughing hairdresser at

    Got a favorite fishing site - then share it with us !

    Of course you've got a rod licence so perhaps just bookmark this one for next April



    OK...so it's not stopped raining since July, the water's either gin clear or the colour of coffee, the banks are mud baths and the fish seem at times to have flown South.
    A Winter's dawn

    So what's the point I'm trying to make? Simple, no-one has ever caught fish by staying at home. Make the effort and the reward, like the misty sunrise above, can make up for the occasional poor day. By the way, the above was the view from my peg on a carp pool in Kent. Five hours for two bites, 3lb and a section win.

    IYour contribution here?

    Any articles, photos and comments would be welcome. With a thousand members I'm sure some of you must be capable of producing some quality photos of fish from club waters.

    Another one from my collection, young Sam with her first carp, this fat four pounder from the car park pool at Frogmore. 

    Send your submissions to:- stan.kiddle@bt.com

    Want more fishing in Herts, Beds & Bucks?

    - click here -


    Barbel enthusiast seeking split cane rod, preferably

    Olivers of Knebworth Kennet perfection.

    For Genuine use, not collector. Emails to: dave_aris@yahoo.co.uk


    Match Bookings 

    Now being taken for Frogmore 2001

    Contact Tony Williams on 07966 389609


    To contact the Secretary by email click here: jtrew@verulam-angling.demon.co.uk


    We've got a Guest Book -  Click Here to View & Sign. 

    Got something to say or had a good catch on club waters - then  just click to let us know


    You are visitor number counter - Tight Lines.................


    Looking to update your tackle? VAC members can claim an extra 5% discount at Rodsandsods - clue, the password is a club stillwater renowned for good bags of roach.