of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 37

March 2003 


To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 

Match Bookings :

Now being taken for Frogmore 2002 & 2003. Contact Derek Greening on 07817 898033



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



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Trout Time


Trout fishing will be available again this year at Riverside Rd. The Season starts on Friday 21st March and  runs for 11 weeks to Thursday 5th June. Tickets are available at present for all days but its first come first served. Prices are £70 for full season, £39 for 6 day half season and £32.50 for 5 day half. Day tickets are £7.50 for members and £13.00 for accompanied guest.


Trout only membership is £27.50. Usual three fish per day limit. This year there is also the possibility of fishing our new Trout Lake at Frogmore, we are restricting this to Season ticket holders only as it is still under trial.


We will be arranging outings to other fisheries later in the year and holding our usual Dave Marlborough Memorial Match, date to be announced.


For more information contact Carol Pickering on 01727 767409


The club's Guest Book is now seeing greater use. Please remember this for for providing general feedback and comment on the website and our waters. It is not for relaying matters of an urgent or serious matter - these should be directed to the secretary or head of fisheries - see Contacts for details. Also, the General Committee feel that leaving messages on the Guest Book anonymously is neither of value nor constructive to the club and such entries will be deleted. Members are reminded that they can raise any issue directly with the committee via the Secretary or at the AGM.

Match News: The VAC match calander ended with a very close finish at Lake John with the top five all with a chance of taking the coverted Championship Trophy. Overall winner, just 14 point clear, was Kev Marslin (seen here at Cowroast). Click here for a summary of the match season and here for all the results and details of recent VAC Championship Rounds.

Half Price Membership

Prospective new members can still join the VAC at half price. That means adults can join for just £27.50 + £25 annual subscription providing full access to our waters until next June (subject to applicable close season restrictions).

For further information simply go to our Subscription Page by clicking here. 

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

Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email

Whats new?????

Seymo Baitdroppers - 3 sizes; 2oz, 4oz & 8oz. From £8.99

MAVER: Brand new pole range in stock...Medussa J series 16m O/P £699, Deliverance 13m O/P £299, Reality 13m O/P £225 (both above poles offer 14.5m ext, outstanding value for money and XXX Stiff !

Fox Beannie Carp Mat £29.99

TROUT PELLETS !!! :- We stock a good range of high-oil pellets in 2,4,6,8,14 & 21mil sizes in quantities of ½kg up to 20kg. Phone for quote. Also available, Halibut pellets, CSL + Hemp pellets.


Old Reels gathering dust??? We buy old centerpin & fixed spool reels. Go on, dig 'em out!


10% - 20% discount on all barbel rods (discount of RRP)


New BAITS......

We now supply a range of baits by 'Essential Products' including B5 boilies, barbel pastes + pellets including Barbus F10 meat, as used by Richard Bowler.


Please come and browse, all year offers and VAC discounts always available.                

Nice pair!

Thanks to the anonymous contributor of these carp pics, allegedly from Smallford ;)

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