Issue 112

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                           June 2009..


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Thinking of joining the VAC?

Come On In...the water's lovely

Autumn at Moor Mill

Following on from last months theme about the VAC's new on-line membership system we are delighted to report that by early June over 1,000 members have renewed their membership this way. This number is well up on previous years so the signs are good for 2009/10.


Although the Registrar is still rushed off his feet we are pushing on and, with immediate effect,  NEW MEMBERS can now apply via the on-line system as well. Although this year payment cannot be made on-line, the beauty of the new system is that your details are correctly recorded not only saving the Registrar considerable effort but also we do not have to decipher some frankly very dodgy handwriting.


If you are a prospective new member we invite you to review our portfolio of fisheries and then click on the Subscriptions button at the top of this page to follow though on our new application process.


Dawn breaks over Smallford


VAC Competitions: Ready, Set, GO!

The VAC Champion of Champions was crowned at the end of May when Ken Sharp, winner of last seasons over 60's series, bagged almost 30lb of carp from Manor Farm fishery.


The first of the 14 match Championship Series starts this month at Riverside Road. As is usual here, breakfasts will be available so please ensure your place by contacting the organisers. See the Verulam Match page for more details

Ken with a 22lb ghostie caught last Christmas

VAC OPEN DAY - Saturday 11th July

The club is opening its gates at Riverside Road once again. Members are invited to bring family and friends to experience all aspects of fishing. Exhibitors from various organisations plus club officers will be ensuring that pleasure, carp, match and fly anglers are catered for. A BBQ will be running throughout.


Gates open at 10am so we look forward to seeing at sometime during the day.

Junior Pages


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Frogmore Roach

(and how to catch the big ones)

Junior page editor Matt Young is back again with a great article on catching the biggest roach in Frogmore.

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Lights, camera, action

Have you subscribed yet to Perhaps it's something you should consider, it's less than a fiver per month for unlimited fishing videos straight to your PC. And the boss, Rae Borras, is a VAC member so click below to see how he has presented the Verulam to the world.


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

Tingrith - important news

Unfortunately our association with Tingrith has come to an end as they have now moved to season ticket only fishing. However, we still have plenty of other associate waters...see below for details.


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...  

Matt Young landed this 4 inch carp from Riverside. It proves at least some of the fry survive.

First day of the coarse season at Riverside and Alf Groom landed this 4.09 bream, a current (pending) venue best.

On the subject of's Toadless, the VAC's biggest fish and landed at the end of May by 'Martin' at 44.08. 

Match Committee member Nick Darke fished on after the Champ of Champs to land about 60lb of carp to 6lb in a couple of hours - doh!


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Here Comes Summer


Time to dust off the proper Summer gear and restock on lines and end tackle.


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