of St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Issue 17


New subscriptions form for season 2001/02 now available     -     Don't forget your EA license        -   River Flit, Radwell Short Stretch & Marford Farm still closed due to Foot & Mouth


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 - updated to show season 2001/2002 results 

  • Trout Fishing

  • Junior Section

  • Previous Issues

  • SOS - Support Our Sponsor

    A reminder that this site is now sponsored by Queensway Angling of Hemel Hempstead.


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

    What's New !!

    Lots of new kit out - call Mark for special VAC prices on all these new goodies.

    • Preston Direct Mono (the mono that thinks it's a braid) superb for feeder fishing.

    • Solar Club Mix & Red Herring boilies now in stock.

    • Kevin Nash Formula 1 boilies, 15 & 20mm, in stock.

    • Trout Pellet in bulk - 20kg bags (all sizes available) plus 20kg hemp and crumb, all in stock.

    • Fox BarBuster Line. 12, 15 & 18lb, 700m spools just £9.99!

    • Middy Hit + hold 5m margin pole, rated to 20 elastic, elasticated & ready to go + free mini extension. Only £17.99!

     Remember, Queensway Angling offer a large range of major brands - just phone 01442 254 723 for a quote.

    Holiday Fishing?

    If any members are holidaying in Tenerife at the Southern end give Mike a call on (00 34 from England) 609 754225 for one of his fishing trips. He picks you up from your hotel, supplies the tackle and bait etc. and guarantees carp.

    In four hours I had about 15 with two good doubles to 12lb 8oz. All for £25 - worth it just to get away from the kids for a few hours !!

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

    Link of the Month

    Match Angler

    Got a fav angling site - then let me know.

       The Big ONE

    Across our various waters the VAC is proud to boast good stocks of fish of all sizes and all species. Our biggest known fish is quite a frequent visitor to the Smallford bankside and has been recorded in recent months at weights between 35lb and 37lb 14oz.

    Here we feature member Rob Norris who reported her weight at 35lb. But Smallford is more than just carp with plenty of tench to 9lb, bream to 8lb and even a roach of 3½lb reported in recent weeks. 

    For the latest on all our fisheries remember the hotline number is 01727 835904.

    Footnote: Here's our monster mirror when landed by yours truely just before she was relocated from Frogmore in 1996. Landed on 4lb line whilst tench fishing.

    LOST ROD: A member left his Silstar match rod behind when fishing Leasey Bridge recently. If anyone has any information, please contact the Secretary.

    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. 

    Familiar faces again this month (doesn't anyone else carry a camera). I managed to get Nick Marsh to snap one of those pesky tench that keep interrupting his carping at Smallford - just a small one at 7lb 4oz !! And young Andrew Killinger has continued his good form with this twenty, also from Smallford.      

    As Andrew has been so prolific I've awarded him the Compaq PC for his contributions.

    Compaq Deskpro 4000 - Advanced network solutions!

    But don't let that stop you sending in your pics of fish from club waters. Any long term members out there got some snaps of how our waters looked back in the days of Black & White?

    Send your submissions to:- kiddlesk@talk21.com

    To contact the Secretary by email 

    Just click here: jtrew@verulam-angling.demon.co.uk


    Oi, can't you read?

    Click for a bigger version to read the sign!

    Match Bookings 

    Now being taken for Frogmore 2001

    Contact Tony Williams on 07966 389609


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