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
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
Steve Burfoot is
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
* * Half Season Membership Now Available
* * *
As in previous years, the VAC is providing
half-price membership from 1st October until
Click here for details.
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
Visit Queensway on the web at
click the logo
month, Queensway Angling are offering
special offers exclusively to VAC members.
instant quotes - 01442
254723 - or
Every month Queensway offer VAC members some
very special deals.........
Bivvy up for long summer nights!!!
Large selection of bivvys in stock
JRC sti 1 man and 2 man
Fox easy dome
Fox explorer bivvy
Nash titan viper
Fox frontier classic
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
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:
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
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