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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
Open from March to October
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After a mild and frustratingly dry Winter we can't moan too
much about this months sub-zero temps and snow. The trick now will be to get on
the waters once warmer conditions return as the fish will be emerging from
Winter slumbers and some good catches will be on the cards.
Down at Riverside Road the ice and snow give a rare glimpse of the locations of
the numerous small springs that pre-date the fishery and fed the water-cress
beds that once occupied the site. The slighter warmer water from the springs
show as melt-holes on the surface. Remember that Riverside closes for coarse
fishing in February for the 10 week trout season. Last day is Tuesday 21st up to
Dates for your diary
The 26th AGM will be held on April 18th. Our popular
Open Day at Riverside is currently planned for Saturday July
Spring 'warm-up' matches are scheduled for April 8th (Frogmore)
& 29th (Smallford) plus 13th May at Riverside.
The full 2012-13 fixture list is still being completed. With so many
attending, (an average of 25 per match last year) we are having to look
for some larger venues. Full details on the VAC Match pages in due
HALF-SEASON MEMBERSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE
A half-season VAC membership can still be purchased.
This provides access to all VAC waters and is valid until 15th June 2012. You
can sign up on-line (see our Subscriptions page) or you can now join
'over the counter' at the Verulam Angling Centre (see ad - right) and pay cash,
cheque or credit card.
WORK PARTY TIME
Keep a look out for VAC e-news in your in-box as a number
of work parties are now being planned. Remember that, unless you are exempt, you
need to complete a work party before 1st May or pay the penalty when renewing
your membership for next season.
Have We Got Your Email?
Remember, that unless your email
address is registered on Club DB, our membership database, we can't keep you up
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
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
VAC members, on production of their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
VAC members, on production of
a valid membership card, get 5% discount on
bait products from
Click here for the
VAC Record List
Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmaster...
Keith Speer, our cover star from last month, and numerous times before, flew the
flag for the VAC with a great two-page article on trotting on rivers for barbel
and chub in the Angling Times recently.
Officially confirmed recently is Josh Blavin's UK record crucian carp at 4.09 from
Moor Mill. Well done Josh, shame you have to share top spot with that other
MORE PICTURES NEEDED - JUST SO LONG A THEY DO NOT FEATURE KEITH !!
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
Terry's tackle tickles
Pop in and see what special offers Terry can do for you with bait & tackle from some of the latest ranges:
Closed 16th - 24th Feb
Open Sat 25th Feb
9am - 5pm
Closed 27th - 29th
Normal opening times will resume from 1ST March