Issue 101

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                             July 2008..


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Ironic that recently we've made a point about illegal stockings of fish that have overgrown garden ponds then to find several members pleased as punch with recent captures of such exotica.


Hot on the heels (or should that be fins?) of the 11lb grass carp from Moor Mill last month this beautiful golden orfe has been caught several times from the MM Island lake with our hard working Registrar Ken amongst the list of lucky anglers (see right) although captor below is known only to me as Warren.



Over at Leasey Bridge Keith (again, no surname) landed a beautiful copper, bronze & gold koi which has been nicknamed 'Tugboat' - see right. Part of a great days catch which included barbel to 6lb and a 9lb ghostie.


If you do have fish needing a new home please contact our fisheries manager, Barry Killinger, who will do his best to help. Do not simply tip them into the nearest VAC water.


Match Section Update

The VAC match section has enjoyed some excellent fixtures so far this season with between 20 and 30 fishing and a top weight of 62lb of bream from Smallford.

Evening matches have also been very popular on all our venues with 52lb in three hours the best weight so far and Dave McGrath recording two 2nd's and a 3rd and Paul Bangs winning the first two heats by focussing on small fish.

For more detail see the Match pages and also click here for a preview.

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at Frogmore


Click here to read junior member Dom Rickard's latest article about how he and buddy Matt Young attempted to catch every carp in the match pool...and nearly succeeded !!

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Lea Anglers Consortium - Power Lines

It has been decided that the LAC cannot put themselves in legal risk as British Waterways is unwilling to consent to the previous agreement.

Thus, with immediate effect, fishing will not be allowed on any of the stretches as follows:-

  • 30 meters either side of any power line cross or overhanging the navigation.
  • Any low cable on wooden poles for example at Cheshunt and Aqueduct Lock.
  • Linear power lines running north along the towpath: From Lee Park Way bridge just above the A406 to Peg 25 (Blue Doors) Ponders End downstream and from the overflow trough to the reservoirs above The Navigation PH, Ponders End to the Swan & Pike pool below Enfield lock.

This will still allow, apart from crossing power lines, fishing from Tottenham to Lee Park Way bridge, pegs 1-24 below Ponders End lock, upstream of lock to the overflow and the short length from Swan & Pike Pool to Enfield lock. Above Enfield except low cables on wooden poles and crossing power lines.

The bailiffs have been instructed to request any anglers fishing the affected areas, to move to another peg.


VAC Forum

Our new forum is still proving very popular.  However we still have many people apply to join who then do not respond when asked to confirm details. Remember, the forum is only for current VAC members and you will need to confirm your details by email to the webmaster before access is provided. If this is not done within 14 days your request will be cancelled.


Please note that Hotmail users need to check their junk folder for automated replies from the forum software. We have a number of applications fail where the member has not seen our replies.

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Your Contribution


Pete Hinchcliffe sent in this pic of his mate Keith with this beautiful11lb koi from Leasey Bridge on floating crust.

Here's that orfe again with Registrar Ken Morton. This time caught from the river side of the Island lake at Moor Mill.

3lb is not big for a bream...unless it's from Riverside. Caught a bigger one from there? Then let us know. Kev Laird bagged this one on pellet.

Steve Hannington reported this PB male tench of 7-04 from Smalford on corn.

Rhys Shield tried his luck in the Car Park lake at Frogmore and was rewarded with a 12.07 common and this beautiful 10-0 ghostie.



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