Issue 125

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                          July  2010..


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Fishing, golf, sun & sand

 2 bedroom family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.


Special Offer

October - Just 275/WK


Some school holiday dates still available


VAC Clothing

Orders Now Being Taken

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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.

 Open from March to October inclusive.

Contact Barry Killinger on

07966 394717



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Verulam Coaching Days

A number of experienced members have now obtained their coaching accreditations via the Anglers Trust and have established a serious of coaching days at Riverside this Summer.


First off is a Ladies Only 'World Cup Widows' day on Sunday July 10 at Riverside Road.


For further details simply click here

Membership for 2010-11 Season

Important notice: We've learnt that some who were members last year think that if they've not renewed by June 16 then they have to pay a joining fee again. This is not correct. So long as you rejoin this season at any time you do not need to pay the joining fee. However, should you not renew until next season you previous membership will have been deemed to have lapsed. You will retain your member ID, it stays with you for life, but if you let your membership lapse for one or more complete seasons a joining fee will be required when you come back. If you were a member last season and have not yet renewed you can download a form, get a form from one of our local tackle shops or, best of all, renew on-line via Member Services. Once you have completed your details you will need to print out and post back the form with payment and pictures if applicable.


We have not yet implemented on-line payments therefore the process for renewal is the same as previous years in that you tick the membership(s) you require, plus any extras, add up the costs and send back the completed form plus cheque payment and two passport photos (if we've not already got your picture from last season). Please remember to include an A5 SAE.


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New memberships follow a similar process. Simply click this link to register yourself as a new member on Member Services and complete the form carefully. Select the membership and extras you require, print out the completed form (remember to select Print to Fit so that all the columns are included) and post back with an A5 SAE to the address provided. Please either upload your passport style photo or include two copies with your form as we print your picture directly onto your membership card. Please DO NOT CREATE a new account if you are an existing VAC MEMBER.


Additionally, new member forms will be available from local tackle shops.


Remember, that unless your email address is registered on Club DB, our membership database, we can't keep you up to date via e-news nor can we accept your application to join the VAC Forum. To check and update your details see the Subscriptions page

Picture Perfect?

Club DB, our excellent member database, is now serving us well with members able to log in and update their details at any time.


However, a large number of members have not yet sent in or uploaded a passport style picture which we will need to print up your next membership card. We believe we have now resolved some the technical difficulties but for those who cannot upload a suitable picture please find time to either email your photo (quoting ID number) or pop a picture in the post to the Registrar. More details on the Subscriptions page.

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



VAC members, on production of their club card, can fish for no charge subject to conditions. See VAC fisheries page for details.


VAC members can fish The Tring Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement.

 1 off all day tickets for VAC members


VAC members, on production of their club card, can fish the day ticket section of Jack's Lake free of charge


Your Contribution

Don't be shy, send your catch pics to the webmaster...  

VAC Chairman Neil Roberts was delighted to net three chunky 2lb+ perch from our new water at Bellows Mill on his first visit.

Since catching Toadless in 2008 Lewis has been active on the Pike Pit and has been catching gorgeous carp like this 14.12 specimen.

Steve Burfoot had this 5lb bream on first trip to Aldenham in many years .

Allan Baymen has been catching carp off the top all Summer and took this 19lb koi at Leasey Bridge on the first day of the season on the pole

Another surface caught fish, this one to Jon Webb, our new Juniors Rep. It went 23lb and was at Smallford.



Verulam Angling Centre



VAC bailiff Terry Field is the new owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in Fleetville, St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road, directly opposite the Morrison's store.


Terry looks forward to meeting VAC members. Equally, non members are welcome and Terry can provide lots of advice regarding VAC waters plus membership forms to get you into the best angling club in the South-East.


You can also call him on 01727 861777

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