of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 28

June 2002 


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Don't forget; Bar-B-Q and Trophy Presentation at Riverside Road on Saturday 29th June

Big Bags at Smallford 
Many members have been taking advantage of all-year fishing at our Smallford venue and their efforts are being well rewarded. Numerous big bream to 9lb and tench to over 8lb are being caught by carp anglers. One of the best bags reported in May included six carp averaging 20lb plus 11 big tench and numerous bream. Various baits seem to be catching, the key to success being the location of the gravel bars.

Club Champ beats BT

In what could be a clue to results later this month in the Angling Times Superclub Semi's at Gold Valley, club champ for 2001-02 Mark Jones came top with almost 65lb of carp at a recent invitation match at Rolfs Lake, Oxfordshire.


Mark's best fish on the day was this 10lb'er but the lake was off-form, it has produced weights over 400lb in five hours!!. Second and just one fish behind was VAC webmaster  Stan Kiddle, fishing this time for BT. Both teams meet again, with 10 others, on June 22nd.


Why not join us on the club matches, always very friendly even if the fish aren't biting. Click here for the new season's calendar.  

River Ivel: The VAC are now members of the Ivel Protection Association which provides members with access with nearly eight miles of river in addition to our own stretch near Sandy. Full details will be added to the fisheries section as soon as possible.

Each month, Queensway Angling are offering special offers exclusively to VAC members.

Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email


What's new!! 

Wychwood Superlite Bedchair + free bed buddy (seat back-rest). 

JRC carp carryalls 20.00 (outstanding value!)  * Special offers!! 10% off all umbrellas in June. 

Hot foot boots only 25.00 (buy now while they're cheap for Winter!)  *  JRC recliner chairs 44.99 Terminator carp rods 12ft 2.5lb t.c 20.00. Up to 20% off selected rods + reels. 

Second Hand Tackle:
3x Harrison 12ft 2 1/4lb t.c carp rods. 80.00 each. 

Fox stainless compact pod 80.00 

Fox compact pod + buzz bars 45.00 2x Daiwa Sensitron alarms 25.00 each 

1x Daiwa Powermesh 13ft 2 3/4lb t.c 65.00 

1x Hardy Drifter fly rod 70.00 

1x Hardy Ultralite reel (2spools) + lines Box set swingers mk2 x3 30.00


Please come and browse (over 250 rods + 50 reels in stock!!) 

Full range of summer waterproofs in stock!

Your contribution?

Any articles, photos and comments would be welcome. With a thousand members I'm sure some of you must be capable of producing some quality photos of fish from club waters. 

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