of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 65

July 2005 


Subscription Details new for 05-06

Match Calendar - new for 05-06


To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2005-06.


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 VAC club card, can accrue a  'loyalty stamp' and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit free of charge. 


Remember to call the VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904  

for all the latest news on club waters:


     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


 Discount Baits

VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from Titmuss's.

Click to download the Price list (160kb).

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  Fully booked until November 05

NOTE: Two keepnets required for Frogmore evening match on Thursday July 21st

Let's hear it for the

L,J & Over 60's


Each season the VAC run a short series of four hour matches on club waters for ladies, juniors (16 and under) and over 60's.


This season the first two matches have been particularly well attended with around 20 members attending with ages from 8 to 83 !


Young Tom Williams, seen right with the highlights of his winning 22lb catch from the second match at Frogmore, is clearly a force for the future. He also beat the field back in June with 13-08 from Riverside !!


Don't think you've missed out as two further matches are in your club books; Riverside on Saturday 16th July and at Frogmore on Saturday 13th August.


If you are an L, J or 60+ then why not come along and join the fun?

Enquiries to Brian Lakin


On the subject of  junior matches The Lee Valley Parks are running one on 30th July. Click here for the poster and here for the application form.


 latest   .

This venue has been very popular recently. And not surprising as it continues to produce quality carp to those who make the effort plus excellent tench, bream and even the odd big roach and perch.

Below we have Barry Killinger showing off two new fish recently introduced and both just short of 30lb



  Here's young Connor McGrath. A session earlier this year was rewarded with this typical Smallford tench, just a few ounces short of 6lb

Your Contribution: Keep those pics coming in.

Dave Clark is the latest member to bank Keith the Koi, now safely back in the Frogmore Match lake after a few years wandering around the other lakes. Origanlly stocked in '96 around 5lb she is struggling to hit double figures. Keith reports she went 9-12 and was caught on a trout pellet fished on a hair with a small pva bag of pellets on the hook. Unfortunately she came in like a wet sack

Pat Waugh, along with husband Ian and daughter Clare (pictured below providing 'advice') are regulars on VAC waters. Pat was settled down on peg 11 at Frogmore competing in the L,J and O' 60's.

Both had enjoyable days with around 5lb from each going on the scales.



Come on lads and lassies, don't be shy. Send me your fishing pix, stories or anything else I can put on our VAC site. Send your digital submissions here -

VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904 for all the latest news


Trout News - Record Season for the VAC’s Trout Section

236 Rods caught a record 586 fish during the 10 week season at Riverside earlier this year. With ticket prices to VAC members more than 60% cheaper than local commercial trout fisheries the demand for season tickets is likely to be high for next season. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, to obtain season ticket prices, general info, application forms, details of our free introductions to fly-fishing, and the opportunity to join our ‘Away-Days’, register your name, address, and e-mail with Neil Roberts by clicking here .

Queensway Angling have a JOB OPPORTUNITY

Position:        Shop Assistant

Hours:            Part-time, (days and hours to be agreed) - would suit a student or retired person

£££:                To be agreed

 We’re looking for an Assistant, who is:

·        Enthusiastic about angling 

·        Confident dealing with people face-to-face and over the telephone

·        Reliable and trustworthy

If you’re interested please come in and talk to us,

or telephone 01442 254723 during shop hours (9:00 – 5:30), closed Wed pm and Sunday.

 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




 Hooklength – 3 colours – silt – weed – gravel coated braid, very easy to work with £9.99 a spool

MAVER POLES – Brand New and Now in Stock

Moby Dick – 12.5m RRP £212.00 Our Price £159.00

Grim Reaper 3, 13.0m RRP £265.00 Our Price £199.00

Deliverance 2, 16.0m RRP £399.00 Our Price £299.00


• Wychwood Baitrunners RRP £30.00 Our Price £23.00

• Wychwood 2¾lb T.C. Reaction 12ft Carp Rod RRP £50.00 Our Price £30.00

• FOX Bivvy Table – a really nice piece of kit! £25.00


( Left we have: Fox Bivvy Table and Solar Alarms – available and in stock)


Queensway Angling is pleased to offer a 10% discount on major items (at RRP) to all V.A.C. members. Why not come over and have a browse? …we’d like to see you.

Hope to see you soon -  MARK

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