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The caravan is sited
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of the top coarse angling centres in the country comprising 15
Open from March to October
VAC OPEN FUN DAY
OUR RIVERSIDE ROAD FISHERY ON SATURDAY 24TH JULY FROM 10 until
Come and have a go in coarse and
game fishing, kids quiz, tackle give-aways and a bouncy castle.
We’ll be offering an insight into all aspects of freshwater
angling to offer education with regard to water side natural
history and to demonstrate the suitability of angling as a
For more information click the
'we've got the keys'
Home owners amongst you...
will know that feeling of joy and trepidation when you finally took possession.
It was the same a little while back for the VAC general committee when the final
paperwork was cleared and we were proud owners of the freehold of Bellows Mill
fishery, near Eaton Bray, about 20miles from the centre of St Albans.
The former trout fishery will
require considerable work to ensure that both the venue and the fish stocks meet
the standards our members expect but early sampling has revealed perch to over
2lb, pike and grass carp to 20lb, good sized tench plus roach and rudd. Our
acquisition consists of two lakes; Mill and Ford, plus an adjoining stretch of
river. Ford lake is about the size of a football pitch and Mill, pictured below,
about half as big again.
At this point it needs to be
stressed that there are no immediate plans to 'throw open the doors' for members
to fish as the plans for bank works, preparation of budgets and forward ordering
of stock are put in place. No doubt there will be calls for help on work
parties, volunteers for bailiffing etc. in the coming months and if you believe
you have something to offer please let us know. Meanwhile, ensure that you are
registered for the VAC's e-news so that you can be kept up to date with
developments and be aware, for example, of any sampling days and work parties.
Members are advised that currently they cannot access the venue.
This latest venue announcement
concludes a very busy time for the VAC committees and fishery staff. In the
space of a few months the VAC portfolio has been enhanced with the Fishers Green
Consortium, Aldenham Reservoir and now, our very own freehold on two lakes and a
river. If you are reading this and are not yet a member, only one question;
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 July 10.
For further details simply
Membership for 2010-11 Season
were sent renewal forms in May. Do not worry if you did not
get a form or mislay yours as you can 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
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.
* * * *
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.
WE GOT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS?
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
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
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
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmaster...
Rodney Purcell sent in several snaps
of his young lad Marcus with various specimens from Tony's Lake including this
tonking great rudd
Not all Smallford big tench come out
on boilies. Jim Byus had this 9-04 beauty on a bunch of maggots.
Still at Smallford, Steve Degnan
reported this 27lb mirror during May.
Joe Oliva has been doing well on VAC
venues recently topped with this 23lb'er from Moor Mill
Here's Joe again with a 19lb'er
taken on sweetcorn 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
You can also call him on 01727 861777
Click here for the
VAC Record List
VAC members, on production of
a valid membership card, get 5% discount on
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