Issue 89

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                             July 2007..


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Fishing, golf, sun & sand - 2 bed family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.

Luxury 8 berth caravan to let - 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 2008. Open from March to October inclusive.

Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.

Are you catching?

Membership numbers for the new season are climbing rapidly with over 200 more than at this time last year and on target for yet another record. The strange thing is, you are all so modest with your catches with few members volunteering details.

We know from our bailiffs that all our local waters are fishing well; Frogmore is teeming with fish. Riverside is a bite a chuck in many pegs and Moor Mill and Smallford are producing plenty of action with the carp, bream and tench.

Here's young Jack (surname not supplied) with an 11lb 2oz beauty from the Car Park Lake at Frogmore

Up on the Ivel, barbel to over 11lb have been reported plus numerous chub and roach.  Not so easy on the Ouse with the heavy rain in June making conditions more challenging (but will be perfect for July).

Elsewhere, on our shared fisheries we know that good fish are coming out but, once again, not reported directly and supported by pictures.



As you can see, we really need your feedback. Please email in your catch details, good or bad plus pictures that we can publish here. Or post your comments and pics on the club forum - see link on left.



We have moved: The hosting for transferred to BT at the end of June. Sorry if you found us 'offline' a couple of days whilst this happened. With now five times more bandwidth and the support of BT behind us, we anticipate a quality web service from here on.

VAC Open Day - Saturday 4th August

Get this date in your diaries and spread the word to friends and family.

Last year, our first National Fishing Week open day, was a great success. Using lessons learnt we anticipate bigger and better things for 2007. 

It's aimed at attracting new people, of all ages, into fishing so please all help to make this another great VAC day.

Click the pic for all the detail................


Associate Venues - click the logos to go to the fishery web sites


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. 



 1 off all day tickets for VAC members




Your Contribution

At Radwell we now have proper access to the river after many years of being restricted by weed. A number of platforms have been constructed to allow you reach open water.

Click the pic to see Duchess Dave's photo trip of the Ivel around Biggleswade.


July Specials


Rivers are Running and they're Open!... Good range of Barbel Rods in stock including:


GREYS PRODIGY, 12ft - 1.75 TC - 2 piece - 2 Tops

GREYS PRODIGY, 12ft - 1.5 TC - 2 piece - 2 Tops

RRP 119.99.  VAC discount price 108


RRP 135 VAC discount price 105


RRP 158 VAC discount price 130


VAC discount price 76.49

FOX DUO LITE BARBEL, 11ft - 1.5 TC also 12ft - 1.75 TC in stock from only 90.


We also have a varied and large range of luggage and chairs in stock (super light roving chairs from only 24.99), ready and waiting for the roving river angler!


Chub Hi-Lite Chair - Ultralight 39.99

Chub rigger bag [a great bag for the river angler] 29.99


Discount Baits

VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from

GJW Titmuss



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