The Glorious 16th
Despite year-round fishing on many still waters, for most of us
the date of 16th June remains magical, symbolising misty dawns
by tranquil lily covered lakes seeking tench and crucians.
OK, so we start a week early at Riverside but, as
illustrated left in this great dawn pic from peg 11 (thanks
to Norman Courtnell), those who had the chance to be at
Riverside on the 7th of June enjoyed a traditional tench
fishers dawn, followed by plenty of small tench,
crucians, roach and carp. So far during June Riverside has
proved that it still has a healthy stock of fish with plenty
of carp to nearly 16lb coming out plus bags of smaller fish
exceeding 50lb, mostly on pellet and corn.
Even good to see a few of the old dog roach coming out, as
well as plenty of plump young un's. Where were all these
fish last winter when only small perch and the occasional
carp could be caught?
Did the season start well for you? Have you got some good
pics, or a story to tell? Well, how about making my job
easier and sending them to me? See link below.
What a surprise, this last month I've had a
number of members make the effort to send
through some great pics.
Paul Hill had these Smallford beauties back
in May, the mirror went 26-10 and came from
'Snags' the common hit the scales at 24-12
and came from 'Bricks' - both falling to
Paul's secret boilie recipe. The bent pole
was a one-handed snap by Peter Giles whilst
hanging onto a 14lb common caught whilst
everyone else was off watching England's 1st
round match in Portugal. He added some good
bream and a 5lb tench, fishing pellet in the
Frogmore carpark pool. Not bad for a pole
Send your digital submissions here -
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drop me a line if you have pictures or
slides that need scanning.
Kev Marslin poses with 82lb of Smallford
skimmers, a new five hour match record for
the venue. It's been good to see a number of
new faces on our matches. This seasons fixtures are now on-line,
to find them and a summary of our popular
The VAC continues to go from strength to
strength with membership again over 1000
including 136 new members.
If you know of any still or running waters
that the VAC may be able to invest in please
contact the fisheries chairman, Barry
Killinger, on 07966 394717 (before 9.30 pm
via email to the Secretary Just
Thanks to secretary John Trew for these
snaps: Felmersham has had a number of swims
opened up this year and we've also got some
new platforms at Radwell.
Visit Queensway on the web at
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month, Queensway Angling are offering
special offers exclusively to VAC members.
instant quotes - 01442
254723 - or
the season is in full swing have a browse
on our website or come and have a look at
our new shop layout.
Techpore clothing (mossyoak camo
waterproof, wind proof and breathable)
carpers jacket £85..
Three-quarter length quilted jacket £115.
Trousers with kneepads £65..
Click on our website to view the shop,
special offers, and second hand list. Best
selection of carp, match, game and sea
tackle in the area.
July offer !!!!!!!! Good discounts given
to all VAC members .
Chub Snooper 3 leg bed with cushion and
wellie wipe included. pay rrp £125.99 and
receive FREE fox folding guest chair worth
(baby not included)
Free Fridge (save me taking it to the dump)
high under-unit style Hotpoint fridge. Works
fine but has been used for bait storage for 10
years. Now got a bigger one !
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