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Never say never they say. Well the VAC has never
closed its doors on new members and all the signs are that season 2011-12 will
build on the success and growth of 2010-11.
It's true that some
do ask if we should put a cap on membership numbers. Always, the response to
this is why? Because, aside from the very popular Marford short-walk and on the
occasional sunny Sunday at Riverside and Frogmore, our waters always have plenty
of space. Rather than restrict numbers the VAC's policy of adding at least one
new water a year (we now have almost 20 venues to choose from) ensures that we
can offer one of the most diverse portfolio's of any angling club in the
On the subject of new waters, a reminder, our most recent
addition, our freehold lakes and stretch of river at Bellows Mill
opens to members on June 16. Following extensive reworking, Mill Lake is now a
general coarse fishery and also a 'carp-free-zone'. Aside from the grass carp of
course. Ford Lake is being developed as a trout fishery. The river stocks are a
bit of a mystery but chub, pike, roach and perch can be seen.
Bream there, done that!
Riverside bailiff Gary Lilley enjoyed a bumper day fishing
the feeder at Riverside with good fish coming regularly throughout the session.
Using bunches of maggots he had plenty of carp around the 5lb mark with a best
of 9lb plus numerous bream. These ranged from 2lb to this new venue record of
4.10. OK, so that's small compared to many of our other venues but everything is
relative and Gary was rightly pleased with this highlight to his estimated 80lb
NEW SEASON MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
All membership cards for Season 2011/12 will be sent out in early June. Existing
members can use their current tickets up until June 15. If you are looking to
join the VAC (good decision) then you can apply on-line now. See
Existing Members: Please read the next two items as still too many of you
are not providing email addresses and photos!!
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 small number of
members have not yet sent in or uploaded a passport style picture which
we MUST HAVE 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
VAC members, on production of their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
Click here for the
VAC Record List
VAC members, on production of
a valid membership card, get 5% discount on
bait products from
Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmaster...
Possibly another venue best, young Billy Sheed-Davision had
this 9.06 bream from the Island Pit.
Also from Moor Mill is this chunky mirror for Jake Hughes
Over to Smallford to report on this rarely seen 30lb plus fish...details are on
a need-to-know basis.
Verulam Angling Centre
VAC bailiff Terry Field is the the
owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in Fleetville, St Albans.
Situated at 219, Hatfield Road, directly opposite the Morrison's store.
Pop in or call Terry on 01727 861777
With the weather warming up soon why not
pop in and stock up on bait from some of the latest ranges: