of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 85

March 2007


Match Calendar
Match Reports
Trout Fishing
Verulam Carp
Tackle Shops

To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 


To contact the webmaster and to send pictures

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2006-07.


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

But if you've a question about rules, club policy etc. email the  Secretary


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


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

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£1 off all day tickets for VAC members at


     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


Discount Baits

VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from

GJW Titmuss


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


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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let at White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall


The caravan is sited on this 5 star award winning holiday complex which is also one of the top coarse angling centres in the country comprising 15 lakes.


Bookings now being taken for this season and 2007.


Open from March to October inclusive. Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.


BIG Perch.....
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 big perch.

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 8pm.



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.

Match News

Ash Adams crowned Champion

The 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 for 3rd.

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 Knock-Out title.

Carp Match & Pike Match  - see further down for details.

Spring Friendlies

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 :  Now closed to allow trout fishing. Reopens in May. Click here for details

Your Contribution

Keep those pics coming in by  clicking here
Your Club needs you

to support the VAC website

New member 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, whatever !!

Tell it like it is....

----- Original Message -----
To: Secretary - Verulam Angling Club
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 8:24 PM
Subject: VAC - Marford Farm & Leasey Bridge
Hi John,
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,
Dave Franklin

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Qualifier for the ACA British Pike Championship

Moor Mill - 18th March - this is an open match, and is a qualifier for the ACA British Pike Championship

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