of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 76

June 2006


Subscription Details - 2006/07 membership now available

Match Calendar - 2006/07 fixture list now available


To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 


To contact the webmaster and to send pictures

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2005-06.


Got something to say or had a good catch on club waters - then just click to let us know. 

But if you've a question about rules, club policy etc. email the  Secretary




Remember, our Junior Section needs YOUR contributions..........


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. 

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1 off all day tickets for VAC members at


     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


Discount Baits

VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from

GJW Titmuss



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



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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let at 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 2007.


Open from March to October inclusive. Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.






So Many Fish, but so little time...

A big welcome to the many new members who have joined in the last few months. It's been great to see many of you enjoying our waters for the first time and I'm delighted to receive your emails and pictures.

The last three months or so have proved to be a great showcase for what our waters offer and below is a list of some of the highlights reported so far since April this year:-

  • Crucian carp to 4lb 8oz
  • Leather carp to 40lb
  • Tench to 11lb 8oz
  • Roach to 2lb 8oz
  • Bream to 13lb
  • Perch to 3lb
  • 25 tench in one session between 5 & 8lbs
  • carp bags of 30+ fish from Frogmore & Riverside
  • 100lb+ bags of bream at Moor Mill and Smallford

I've deliberately not mentioned the precise venues for the specimens reported but it shouldn't be too difficult to work out if you read the VAC forum and ask other members. Suffice to say all within five miles of St Albans.

Martin Davis with one of the many doubles in the Frogmore match pool

More on Moor Mill


Our new Moor Mill fishery at Park St has been producing quality fish for those prepared to put in the effort. And in the front of the queue for just rewards must be Jimmy Warren who has banked over 28 carp from the complex this year.

  Working Party Success
Jimmy is part of our bailiff team who have worked hard to clear up and enhance this ex-LAA water after years of neglect. He's pictured left with this fantastic two-tone mirror which banged the scales down to 22lb and is the biggest fish in School Pit. Tench to over 6lb and big perch have also been reported from this very shallow and tricky venue.

Check out the amount of work needed to install four dug-out swims on the Island Pit.

A reminder that the river season starts on Friday June 16th. Also, first VAC matches start on June 17 @ Riverside for Ladies, juniors and over 60's and Smallford on Sunday for Round 1 of the Knockout.

Another new water for Verulam Angling

From June 16 VAC members will have access to some fantastic gravel pit fishing over at Denham. Troy Lake, on the banks of the Colne, is known to hold 40lb+ carp, tench and bream to challenge to UK records and numerous other quality specimens. This is a water sharing arrangement and a strictly limited number of night fishing tickets are also available.


Also, check the link for Manor Farm Fisheries. Offering 5 lakes, a match canal and a stretch of the River Ivel,  a range of types of fishing including a fly-only trout lake (Damsel Lake), an any method trout and mixed coarse fish lake (Becks Lake), a 2 acre mixed lake (Blunham Lake), a 4 acre specimen carp lake (Carp Lake) and our very popular specimen carp lake (Winters Lake) stocked in 2004 with fish from 18lb to 36lb. By special arrangement Verulam members, on production of a valid membership and photo card, enjoy a 1 discount across all standard ticket prices.

Your Contribution

 Keep those pics coming in by  clicking here

Left we have 14yr old Tom Clements with a 9lb mirror from Riverside & right is Shannon Daniels with 'Keith' - out again at Frogmore.

Ol' George here with a roach of 2-8 from Smallford on corn.

Two more fish from Riverside, the second of our loverly Koi, this Karrot goes 9lb+ and was landed by new member Martin Johnson. On the right, Martin Larner with possibly the largest common in Riverside at 13lb 13oz


Verulam  Banquet
The Verulam Banquet at Hatfield House. A sumptuous four course dinner and excellent entertainment, set within wonderful surroundings


To be held on Friday 1st of September : click pic for more info

Shark Wrestling

VAC bailiff and all-round good guy Paul Hill is offering to teach shark wrestling to anyone interested. No previous experience necessary but Paul did say that West Ham and Millwall fans are preferred.

VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904 for all the latest news

 Visit Queensway on the web at or click the logo

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


Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email by clicking here


Queensway June Specials !


This month we at Queensway are doing a special promotion on products from Fox International. It's a long time to Christmas so just pop down and treat yourself anyway !

Also, please click on our website for more best sellers and second hand/clearance list.

We look forward to seeing you,




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