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By February, bank side undergrowth, once
deep and lush in mid Summer, is reduced to wispy branches, aging brambles and
crumbling leaves. But on many
of our fisheries some colour emerges at this time of year. It's when the various
tins, packets, bags and bottles, carefully buried under the once abundant
nettles and grasses by mindless morons, are revealed in all their glory.
The vast majority of members will never understand what
goes through the minds of the small number of selfish individuals who,
regardless of the ethics and the risk to their membership, happily discard the
evidence of their day, or even weekend, of fishing. And it's not just the
bailiffs who end up having to clear up after these people as few of you reading
this could walk past such rubbish without feeling guilty and therefore most do
the honourable thing. Hence, the more
obvious items tend to be collected, leaving only the most deeply buried to stay
hidden until now.
The simple fact is that the people, who can bring this
stuff with them but can't be bothered to take it home, are not welcome in the
It's been said enough times before and, frankly, it's not the only punishment
our hard working bailiffs would like to dish out, but if any member is caught
leaving litter then they will be banned from the VAC for life.
Time for Trout
The popular VAC trout season kicks off on Friday 25th
February at Riverside Road for trout section members.
The season runs for 10 weeks during which time Riverside is closed
for coarse fishing. Season, day and guest tickets will be available.
Casting clinics and away days to popular trout waters are now being
For more information click on the Verulam Trout button
on the left.
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Your hardworking Webmaster, AKA
Stan Kiddle, has been fortunate to secure the top place in the VAC
Championship for the fourth year running.
The VAC supports a popular match section with an average of 20 on our
Championship matches and good attendances on our junior, ladies and
senior matches and our evening league. For more information just click
the Match button on the left.
Club DB, our
excellent member database, is now serving us well with members able to
log in and update their details at any time.
However, a small number of
members have not yet sent in or uploaded a passport style picture which
we MUST HAVE to print up your next membership card. We believe we have
now resolved some the technical difficulties but for those who cannot
upload a suitable picture please find time to either email your photo
(quoting ID number) or pop a picture in the post to the Registrar. More
details on the Subscriptions page.
Associate Venues -
click the logos 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 members
VAC members, on production of their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
Click here for the
VAC Record List
Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmaster...
The 'Christmas Match' finally took place in January but,
with much of lake still frozen, only four out of 26 weighed in.
Poor Kev Hawes...a bumped fish in
the first five minutes and not a bite for the next 295.
This naff picture is webmaster Stan
with a 2lb 3oz 'crucian' from Riverside. The jury is still out on if it's a
genuine 'cru' - maybe there's a bit of carp in its ancestry?
By comparison here's one from the
web that there's no doubt about. Hope we still have some like this in Riverside..
Verulam Angling Centre
VAC bailiff Terry Field is the now
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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