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New Kids on the Block
As none of us are getting any younger it's important that the
VAC does all it can to encourage junior anglers to get off to a good start. One
way we seek to achieve this is through the hard work of the VAC's junior rep.
Affectionately known as 'Foxy' (he loves Fox branded tackle), Matt Young (3rd
from the left below) is working hard to bring fresh ideas and fresh blood to the
Organising a junior match for 21st
December was a great step forward although, as expected, poor weather and
Christmas shopping reduced the numbers on the day from some 20 names to just
seven. Perhaps no surprise that Matt, who is at Frogmore most weekends, won with
a reasonable 6-14 but there was no lack of effort and enthusiasm from the others
on a day when an influx of cold water put many fish off the feed. In second
place with an excellent 4-14 was the only female in attendance, Chloe Muir.
Hopefully we'll see Chloe and the rest of these likely lads out on the junior,
ladies and seniors series this coming summer.
Matt is formulating numerous other
ideas and would welcome feedback. For example a dad's n lads (or similar
combination) pairs match has been suggested. Also coaching days on pole fishing,
lure fishing etc. at suitable venues. If you would like to register your
interest and support please get in touch with Matt; his details are on the
Christmas Eve on the Ivel
Whilst most of us were
making final arrangements for Christmas Day our roving super specialist
Keith Speer was getting his present early in the form of a bag-up
session with a shoal of Biggleswade chub.
As usual, Keith has
documented every detail in the article which he posted on the VAC forum.
If ever there was a good reason to join the forum (remember, VAC members
only) this is it.
Read the full
article here (Adobe .pdf format)
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VAC Pike Match
The VAC Specialist Committee
held a pike match at Moor Mill on Jan 17th. Sorry no pictures seem to
have been worth circulating but the results show that it was a close
1st Nick Taylor-Pugh 2 Fish, 6lb 12oz,7lb 13oz
= 14lb 9oz
2nd Bradley Wiffin 2 Fish, 5lb 4oz, 6lb 0oz
= 11lb 4oz
3rd D. Canning (Nelson) 1 Fish, 7lb 5oz
= 7lb 5oz
4th John Hussey, 1 Fish, 5lb 8oz
= 5lb 8oz
5th Kev Marslin, 3 Fish,
1lb 1oz, 1lb 0oz, 2lb 5oz = 4lb 6oz
6th Ray Herbert, 1 Fish,3lb 0oz
= 3lb 0oz
Winter fishing at
Junior page co-editor Dom Rickard has documented a recent trip
to Frogmore for the Junior pages. Check out, in his own words,
how many carp (unlike in the picture) he didn't catch !!
Our new forum is still
proving very popular.
However we still have
many people apply to join who then do not respond when asked to confirm
details. Remember, the forum is only for current VAC members and you
will need to confirm your details by email to the webmaster before
access is provided. If this is not done within 14 days your request will
Please note that Hotmail users need to check their junk folder for
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Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmster...
Here's young Chloe with her bag of
skimmers, roach and rudd from the December Junior Match at Frogmore
Here we have Santa's little helpers
in the form of Danny Marsland, his dad Peter and pal John Gray, All hooked
and landed barbel within minutes of each other. A great start to their Christmas.
This barbel pic shows Marford's
biggest at 10-08 held by captor John Gray. Added to the VAC forum gallery 'Boycie' aka Danny Marsland.
The Moor Mill massive are
truly hard core and will sleep through frosts, snow and cyclones for the chance
to land 'Toadless'.
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