of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 29

July 2002 


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River Ivel: The VAC are now members of the Ivel Protection Association which provides members with access with nearly eight miles of river in addition to our own stretch near Sandy. Full details have been added to the fisheries section.




A big thank you to member Nick Marsh for providing this fresh format for the VAC website. 


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Don't forget; Pairs Match & Bar-B-Q at Riverside Road on Saturday 27th July

UFO over Riverside 
A casual glance towards the Riverside Road vicinity one sunny June day would have called for a double-take. Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's the new Portacabin facilities being lifted over the old railway bridge and onto our Riverside Road fishery.


Along with the new 'club house' the club can now boast catering capability for our matches and proper Ladies & Gents toilets, the latter, unfortunately, though will only be open for club events.

***Flying cabins

Juniors Welcome

The first Ladies, Juniors and Over 60's match of the season was well attended with 26 in total fishing in pleasant late June conditions.


The fishing was reasonable with T Rumsey taking top on the day and top over 60's with 14-11-0. Pictured here is Matt Lakin with his 8-2-0 catch of crucians, roach (to 1-4-0) and skimmers which was good enough for top junior and third overall. Full results can be seen here.


Why not join us on the club matches, always very friendly even if the fish aren't biting. Click here for the new season's calendar.  

Bad Luck Verulam Match Team: 13th place at Gold Valley (out of 21) in the Angling Times SuperClub semi-final). Better luck next year and hopefully latter this year in the NFA Nationals.

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

Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email


What's new!! 

Wychwood Superlite Bedchair + free bed buddy (seat back-rest). 

JRC carp carryalls 20.00 (outstanding value!)  * Special offers!! 10% off all umbrellas in June. 

Hot foot boots only 25.00 (buy now while they're cheap for Winter!)  *  JRC recliner chairs 44.99 Terminator carp rods 12ft 2.5lb t.c 20.00. Up to 20% off selected rods + reels. 

Second Hand Tackle:
3x Harrison 12ft 2 1/4lb t.c carp rods. 80.00 each. 

Fox stainless compact pod 80.00 

Fox compact pod + buzz bars 45.00 2x Daiwa Sensitron alarms 25.00 each 

1x Daiwa Powermesh 13ft 2 3/4lb t.c 65.00 

1x Hardy Drifter fly rod 70.00 

1x Hardy Ultralite reel (2spools) + lines Box set swingers mk2 x3 30.00


Please come and browse (over 250 rods + 50 reels in stock!!) 

Full range of summer waterproofs in stock!

Your contribution?

Congrats to Richard Wilson for winning an Angling Times award for this surface caught 24lb from Smallford. And well done Richard for remembering that the club prefers that members do not explicitly name club waters when reporting catches to the press.

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