of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 83

January 2007


Match Calendar
Match Reports
Trout Fishing
Verulam Carp
Tackle Shops

To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 


To contact the webmaster and to send pictures

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2006-07.


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

But if you've a question about rules, club policy etc. email the  Secretary


Remember, our Junior Section needs YOUR contributions..........


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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1 off all day tickets for VAC members at


     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


Discount Baits

VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from

GJW Titmuss


Fishing, golf, sun & sand - 2 bed family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.


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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let at White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall


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 2007.


Open from March to October inclusive. Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.


On the Up......

Tom Carey had this ex Frogmore fish from the Island Pit at 24-02 on Sunday 10th December

Some excellent news to start the year, VAC membership has passed the 1,600 mark. This is a truly fantastic achievement for the club which is now in it's 73rd year. As members already know, all club funds are reinvested to protect, develop and enhance your fishing and the extra income this year will soon be paying dividends following the addition of extra stock at Moor Mill.

Members should have received their latest VAC newsletter  (number 85) just after the New Year and will have seen the great lead article by Moor Mill Bailiff, Keith Speer. As a number of our members have already discovered these waters provide a real mixture of fishing opportunities. But more than that, they provide the VAC with capacity and scope for future growth. The Island Pit is a large water and has already produced, this season, some remarkable bream bags. We are now finding that the growth rates of carp stocked just a year ago are nothing short of phenomenal. We've literally had fish almost double in weight with one mirror stocked at 14lb now reported as 24lb (see left) and a common (The Perch) going from under 14lb to 22lb.

Therefore we have great expectation for the 100 new carp between 5 & 14lb plus the 600 small tench stocked just before Christmas. And it won't stop there as further stockings are in the planning stages plus bank clearance and swim creation work. With money, hard work and dedication we expect the Moor Mill to become one of the best mixed fisheries in the county.

And it's not just membership that's up. The recent rains now mean our still waters are now lapping at the banks. Hopefully, at Frogmore in particular, things will be a little less 'knife edge' this Summer.

Marford Long Walk. Member 'Lid' has put a great photo tour of the Long Walk on-line. You can find it on our new Verulam Forum:  Just follow the link on the left.

A Night with Mike Wilson. Click the pic for details of this great night out.

25th January at the Trestle Arts Centre, St Albans. Just 4 on the door.


Congratulations to life member Mark Jones for winning the Christmas Match at Riverside on December 17th with 15lb of small carp and roach. The match featured one of the biggest turnouts of the season with 36 fishing, having first, of course, enjoyed a great breakfast (thanks to Chris Knight).

For details of this match and the remaining fixtures this season see the match links on the left column.

Your Contribution

Keep those pics coming in by  clicking here
Your Club needs you

to support the VAC website

Ol' George has had a great year at Marford with 10 barbel over the 9lb mark and plenty of chunky chub to a best of 4lb 7oz. Will we be seeing 10lb'ers in 2007?

Graham Neville was on his first trip to the famous Marford Short Walk and caught this 9lb 1oz Barbel on Strawberry Luncheon meat. Check out the distinctive dorsal fin

With 1,600+ members surely some of you can put finger to keyboard and provide some contributions to this site? Come on, tell us about your best (or worst day) on a VAC water, favourite peg, whatever !!

VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904 for all the latest news

 Visit Queensway on the web at or click the logo

Each month, Queensway Angling are offering special offers exclusively to VAC members.


Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email by clicking here


Queensway New Year Specials !

Happy new year to all our customers and wishing you a great years fishing ahead.

As normal we are pleased to offer all our V.A.C customers a 10% discount off of all major items . We stock a great range of tackle all through the year so why not shake off those post Christmas blues and come on over and have a browse and pick up some great bargains and stock up on bits and bobs to top up your kit for the coming season.

We have a good range of SHIMANO gear in stock including:-





 Super Baitruner Aero XTEA & Stradic GTM-RB



 To view more new items please visit our website .

Hope to see you soon, Mark

PS - Tell the invisible man I'll see him later

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