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 Issue 49

March 2004 


(2003/04)

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To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 

Match Bookings :

Now being taken for Frogmore 2004. Contact Derek Greening on 07817 898033

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

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- Tight Lines....

 

 

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

 

VAC members, on production of their VAC club card, can accrue a  'loyalty stamp' and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit free of charge. 

 

Remember to call the VAC HOTLINE for all the latest news on club waters:

 

      01727 835904

 

Smallford Wallpaper

  

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Good Practice Guides

 

 

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

 

Newton's first law of physics = every action has an equal and opposite reaction

Fishing example: 41:08 carp in Smallford = increased litter

It's fantastic that our members now have the chance to catch this magnificent 41lb common which the clubs stocked last month into Smallford.

 

As expected, numbers on the banks have increased but the downside has been a significant increase in litter and, to be polite, human waste!

 

The VAC has a zero tolerance policy on litter and one person was banned this year, for life. Please take yours home................

 

 

 

Steve Burfoot is the ...... Lump Master

Magnum lookalike Steve seems to be a magnet for double figure carp, his most recent being the 12lber above left from Marford on stick float and single red maggot.

 

Keep 'em coming Steve.

 


TROUT SECTION

The season this year will start on Friday 19th March running as usual for 11 weeks and finishing on Thursday 3rd June.  The Trout Committee accept that catch rates at Riverside for the last year or two have been disappointing, there are probably a number of reasons, climate/temperature change, cormorants and perhaps too conservative stocking.  In order to avoid the latter we plan to substantially increase the early stock levels, viz. 300 initial stock then replacement stocking every two weeks thereafter depending on returns. (SO MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE AND LEAVE YOUR RETURN BEFORE LEAVING THE FISHERY).

 

As regards cormorants we will have ropes up as in past years but will ensure you can lower them for casting, this is a necessary evil as last year we estimate we lost 100 trout to these birds. The best defence is fishermen on the lake, the birds come in at dawn so the earlier we have people on the water the better. (IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU RAISE THE ROPES WHEN YOU LEAVE THE FISHERY OR AGREE WITH OTHERS THAT THEY WILL DO SO).

 

We plan the usual open Fishing Match in memory of Dave Marlborough at the end of the season probably a Friday, details will be put on the notice board. Also we will be organising day trips to Elenor and other venues details again on notice board.

 

Charges for this year will be £70 for a 11 week ticket, £42 for a 6 week ticket and £35 for a 5 week ticket. Day tickets are £7.50 for VAC club members, a VAC member can bring guests at the additional cost of a VAC guest ticket currently £6. 

 

BOOK NOW

Season tickets - Postal applications to; Verulam Angling Trout Section,

   4 Latchford Mews, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8BB with cheque and what day you want to fish.

 

    Day tickets – Paul Mills 01727 752647 (allow two days notice)

 

    Information  - Carole Pickering 01727 767409 or John Youngs on 01582 833678.

 

TICKET SALE AND COLLECTION DAY Wednesday 10th March 19.30 to 21.00 at the Riverside Meeting Rooms.  Come and hear the latest Section News!

 

“Any VAC Members want to learn to Fly Fish?”

Here is a special offer to all you non fly-fishing VAC Members!  Any members who would like to try game fishing please note that the Trout Section will, via prior arrangement, have two open days on Saturday 20th and 27th March from 9.00 to 13.00 when, for the price of a day ticket, (£7.50) we will lend you the tackle and show you the basics.  Anyone interested is asked to book in advance and contact either John Youngs on 01582 833678 or Oster Bayne on 01582 832916.  We will make the arrangements on a “first come first serve basis” so do not take too long to decide.  It’s a great way to widen your fishing interests!

      

 


 * * * Half Season Membership Now Available  * * *

As in previous years, the VAC is providing half-price membership from 1st October until June 2004. Click here for details.


 

 

CORMORANT PATROL

 

Please report any sightings of cormorants on club waters to the fisheries chairman, Barry Killinger, on 07966 394717 (before 9.30 pm please) or to the Secretary by email Just click here 

Visit Queensway on the web at http://queensway.angling.mysite.freeserve.com 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  queensway.angling@btopenworld.com

Every month Queensway offer VAC members some very special deals.........

 

Bivvy up for long summer nights!!!

 

Large selection of bivvys in stock including:-

JRC sti 1 man and 2 man

Fox easy dome

Fox explorer bivvy

Nash titan viper

Fox frontier classic

Trakker armadillo

Fox stalker bivvy

Chub discovery dome.

All bivvys can be erected to view on request

 

Umbrellas from £18.00 to £60.00

Oval brolleys/shelters include:-

 

JRC stealth zip on front £149.99

Fox oval plus £114.99

 

All Shimano BaitRunners are now £61.00 cash for any RE reel and £78.00 cash for any GTE reel. (£2 extra for any card payment will be charged).


                                    
                              
                                    
                                    

 

DAVE THORPE BAITS (DT)


WE ARE NOW A STOCKIST OF THESE TOP QUALITY BOILIES, POP UPS AND DIPS. MADE FROM ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS WITH NO CHEMICALS OR PRESERVATIVES, THE BOILIES HAVE A SOFT PASTE LIKE CENTRE TO ALLOW MAXIMUM FLAVOUR RELEASE, FLAVOURS INCLUDE:-
GREEN BEAST (FRUITY FLAVOUR)
PUKKA FISH OILY CHICKEN
PUKKA FISH PEACH/SOUR CREAM
STOCKED IN 15MM AND 18MM.
POP-UPS TO SUIT IN 15MM
DIPS IN ALL 3 FLAVOURS ALSO IN STOCK.

These baits are simply the finest we’ve seen with great results reported over the last months. The flavour leakage from these baits is awesome.

The shop is now full to Summer stock levels so now is the time to stock up and update your tackle.


 

Please view our web site for lots of top sellers and second hand list:

 www.queensway.angling.mysite.freeserve.com

Your Contribution(s)

This is me, your friendly web editor with a bag of eight chub for over 40lb from Felmersham.

 

Float fished double maggot found the fish, the biggest being personal bests of 6-02 and 6-04.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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