Committee members and bailiffs
often get asked which of the VAC waters is best for big
specimens of various species. Strangely few ask about perch
yet there can be few other species that looks better than a
So if you're
looking for big perch you've come to the right place as most
of our portfolio of waters have produced 3lb+ perch this
season. Both our Ouse venues, the Ivel, Moor Mill (School
Pit), Frogmore, Smallford and Leasey Bridge have already
established themselves as holding these super 'sergeant's
and now life member Ash Adams has proved that Riverside Road
also has at least one super specimen.
Have you caught a 3lb+ perch
from a VAC water? If so please let us know.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL.
Venue, as usual, is the
the New Greens
Residents Association Hall, High Oaks, St Albans. kick off is
If you are interested in becoming a
member, download the
"Application Form" . Once completed, return it to the
address on the form. You will be notified around the end
of April/early May that membership is available along with
details of the subscriptions. You can then decide if you wish to
take up membership.
VAC 06-07 Championship Series
was decided with a clear win for Ash Adams who took equal
3rd on the day at Ivinghoe with a fine 6-14 in atrocious
conditions to win the Championship (pic top right).
Roger Smith's late run floundered with a blank leaving him
in 2nd place (bottom right) and Stan Kiddle had to settle
Another winner to report is
Colin Winter who was just clear of Cliff Myers by 1.5oz at
the match on the GUC at Leighton Buzzard to take the
Carp Match & Pike Match
- see further down for details.
Why not come and try your
luck on our home venues as we have a series of three
friendly matches this Spring;
22nd April - Frogmore, 13th
May - Smallford and 3rd June - Riverside.
Pools will be optional at
just £5 along with a 50p entry fee
For more information
regarding VAC matches contact Brian Lakin on 01727 764510
Riverside Road :
closed to allow trout fishing. Reopens in May.
Click here for details
Keep those pics
coming in by
Your Club needs you
to support the VAC website
Dom Rickard wasn't feeling blue with this pike from the
Island Pit at Moor Mill on his first trip. The scales said
8lb but looks a lot bigger to me.
Ray Hussey here with a
Marford barbel claimed at 7lb. Ray has returned to fishing
after a 35 year break - no wonder he's smiling
Come on, tell us about
your best (or worst day) on a VAC water, favourite peg,
Tell it like it
----- Original Message -----
To: Secretary - Verulam Angling
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 8:24 PM
Subject: VAC - Marford Farm & Leasey Bridge
I'd just like to say that I have
had a super first year as a member of VAC and I've only
fished two of the venues to date. I had a super July, August
and September at Marford Farm and Leasey Bridge taking over
100 barbel up to 8lb 4 oz and 150 chub up to 4lb 3oz. I've
managed a couple of visits in January and February this year
which have also been productive culminating in my best
Barbel to date of 8lb 14oz, taken from the short walk at
Marford Farm last weekend, a picture of which I've attached.
My only grumbles are with regard
to the amount of discarded line I've found in the swims I've
fished plus some hassles I've had with some of our eastern
European friends who have been poaching! I have also found
some rubbish at Marford Farm but I concluded that most of it
probably has been washed down from the public area to the
west of the fishery.
II think VAC is a super club,
many thanks to you and all the other committee members and
club officials who give up their time to make the club the
success it is.
Regards and tight lines,
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Qualifier 7/8th July at Moor Mill Fishery (15
pairs, 4 rods) The
biggest prize in carping, Your chance to win a massive
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the ACA British Pike Championship
Mill - 18th March - this is an open match, and is a
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