of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 77

July 2006


Match Calendar
Match Reports
Trout Fishing

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.






Here's the proof........

Last month I reported on the many big fish landed around our waters. One or two people implied that I was exaggerating the truth and asked why there were no pictures of many of these giants?

Well, the answer is easy, not everyone has a camera with them, or can manage a good picture when they have. So I am grateful to Moor Mill bailiff Keith Speer (right) who sent me some cracking shots of one his recent bream catches.



Also, how many of you saw that great picture of Dave Currell's 4-8-8 crucian in the Angling Times? At just one ounce below the current British record, Dave used pole tactics to land the beauty from Moor Mill.


Four bream for 40lb in a session is good fishing in anyone's books, these beauties went 9-6, 9-10, 10-8 and 11-0.5. And all caught on simple float tactics.

Support your local tackle shop


Well overdue on this site is a list of local tackle shops who will always try to provide VAC members with a discount and can provide membership forms for prospective new members. Before your next mail order purchase give these guys a call or pop in and say hello.


Don't forget to mention the VAC !

Colney Tackle 11 Haseldine Road. St.Albans. Herts. AL2 1RR. 01727 826677
D&A Tackle

242-244 Woodhouse Rd, London N12 0RU

020 8368 8799
Elswood Angling

13 Howard Drive, Borehamwood
Herts WD6 2NY

020 8381 6212
Kings Langley Bait & Tackle

25 High Street, Kings Langley WD4 8AB

01923 270588

89-93 Park St, Luton LU1 3HG

01582 453542
Oakwood Angling 12 Hall Grove, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4PH. 01707 334462
Old Hatfield Angling 3 The Broadway, Hatfield, AL9 5BG. 01707 271247
Queensway Angling 52 Queensway, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5HA. 01442 254723
Verulam Angling 219 Hatfield Rd. St. Albans AL1 4SY 01727 859153.


If your local shop isn't on this list, have a word with them and ask if they would like to help promote the VAC and stock membership forms. If they are interested please put them in touch with the Registrar.


Also, GJW Titmuss at Wheathampstead stock forms and provide a 5% discount on all bait products. See link on the left.

Website Changes

First of the new supplements launched!!

For some months now the backroom boys of the VAC General Committee have been looking at ways to improve this website.


It would be wrong to set expectation now by mentioning some of our plans but I am delighted to announce the launch of the first of our new supplements - Verulam Carp

Just like the weekly fishing papers the VAC will now have supplement sites aimed specifically at target audiences. Chris Knight has spent many hours setting this up so click above and take a look and let Chris know what you think..

Join the VAC, the best angling club in Hertfordshire. Membership already at 1,230  !!

And yet more new water for Verulam Angling


Actually some of it is the same water, just the other bank! Following the relinquishment by Shefford AC, the club has acquired two sections of the north bank at our Felmersham fishery. Click here for more information.


Also, a reminder that VAC members now have access to some fantastic gravel pit fishing over at Troy Lake near Denham.  This is a water sharing arrangement and a strictly limited number of night fishing tickets are also available.


Also, check the link for Manor Farm Fisheries. Offering 5 lakes, a match canal and a stretch of the River Ivel,  a range of types of fishing including a fly-only trout lake (Damsel Lake), an any method trout and mixed coarse fish lake (Becks Lake), a 2 acre mixed lake (Blunham Lake), a 4 acre specimen carp lake (Carp Lake) and our very popular specimen carp lake (Winters Lake) stocked in 2004 with fish from 18lb to 36lb. By special arrangement Verulam members, on production of a valid membership and photo card, enjoy a 1 discount across all standard ticket prices.

Your Contribution

 Keep those pics coming in by  clicking here

Here we have James Wilson with an 11-06 tench from Smallford (more evidence of our quality fish) ...

...and this is club bailiff Stef Moxam again with another Smallford tench, just a baby at 7-08

Two more fish from Riverside, left is young Bradley Wiffen with a 12lb common and right it's Martin Larner (again) with possibly the second largest fish in the lake at 16-09. There is a 19lb'er - anyone got pictures ????


Verulam  Banquet
The Verulam Banquet at Hatfield House. A sumptuous four course dinner and excellent entertainment, set within wonderful surroundings

To be held on Friday 1st of September : click pic for more info

Paintball Success

43 Rambo's enjoyed a great day's paint balling at the beginning of June. If you want to be first in the queue for the next event drop Chris Knight, VAC Events Secretary, a line here.

Here's a few of the A-Team with Chris showing off his teapot impression.

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 July Specials !


This month we at Queensway are doing a special promotion on products from Fox International. It's a long time to Christmas so just pop down and treat yourself anyway !

Also, please click on our website for more best sellers and second hand/clearance list.

We look forward to seeing you,




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