of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 40

June 2003 



To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 

Match Bookings :

Now being taken for Frogmore 2003 & 2004. Contact Derek Greening on 07817 898033



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VAC members, on production of their VAC club card, can accrue a  'loyalty stamp' and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit free of charge. 


Remember to call the VAC HOTLINE for all the latest news on club waters:


      01727 835904



Early opening for Riverside

To avoid leaving Riverside open to cormorant attack at the end of the trout season the general committee have agreed to open riverside to all paid-up members from Monday June 9th.


Chips as chips

A years adult membership of the VAC costs just £50 and provides excellent fishing on a range of venues, some of which are open all year. If you are not already a member, now's the best time to join - just click here for details.






New Night Fishing Opportunities at Riverside & Frogmore

Night fishing is to be allowed at Frogmore and Riverside Road fishery for a trial period on a restricted permit only basis.


This facility is open to all members except juniors (under 18) unless accompanied by a senior member.


Strict rules will apply and a night fishing permit must be obtained before fishing at a cost of £3 per night per member.


All club rules and regulations will apply and in addition the following . . .

  • One rod only

  • No bivvies or tents. Umbrellas only will be allowed.

  • The night fishing period will be one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise. Outside these times normal fishing can take place.

Be careful at Riverside - we have guests:


This facility may be withdrawn at any time if the terms and conditions are not strictly adhered to.

For further information and details of how to obtain permits please contact :- 

BARRY KILLINGER (07966 394717) or ASH ADAMS (07831 847161)

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

Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email

What's new?????


Kevin Nash slumber chair £35.00

JRC stealth oval + sides £89.99

Nash frostbite sleeping bag (5 season) £99.99

Now in stock 2 patterns owner carp hooks

Partridge artificial bread (so real!)

Big order of flies just in!!

Heathrow baits freezer baits in stock

Activ-maple-8 freezer baits in stock

Fox easy domes now in stock £175.00

45” umbrellas £18.00    50” £26.00

Fox X-pod rod pod system RRP £60.00 now only £45.00

Fox stalker rucksack 75 or 100 litre £39.99 + £49.99

Fox warrior carp rods £49.99

Trakker Armadillo now in stock £299.99



Bulk baits!!!!


Stock up with 20kg bags of groundbait, hemp, trout pellet all in stock. Got any mates? Then why not all club in together and save ££££’s


Second hand Fox micron SX alarms (all singing all dancing) both blue LED and flashed when drop back, new £90.00 wants £70.00 for the pair… Rob on 07763675766


Please feel free to come and have a browse around, with over 200 rods in stock you’ll be surprised what we can cram in!!!!!


We also buy + second hand tackle vintage or new, why not give us a call for quotes.


Many thanks to member Graham Young for his panoramic shots of Frogmore and, more recently Smallford (below). Graham is a professional photographer - check out his business site at

To download the 'movie version'  (380kb) right click the image below. You'll need Apple QuickTime player and, once loaded, simply pan left and right using your mouse or arrow keys. Fantastic stuff !!

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