Issue 121

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                          March  2010..


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Verulam AC, in consortium with 10 other clubs, has been successful in the bid to control Fishers Green on the River Lea. More detail next month

Another Milestone Past

10 years of the VAC Website


March 2000... some great events in history occurred in this month including Vladimir Putin being elected President of Russia, Chen Shui-bian was elected as the President of Taiwan and, in the USA, the NASDAQ Composite Shares Index reached an all-time high of 5048. Back in St Albans, far more exciting was the launch of the 1st issue of the VAC website.


The key concept then, as now, was to keep it simple and reflect the sort of material typically circulated, at some expense, in regular posted newsletters. Times have moved on and, although we still have two or three posted newsletters per year, much of the day to day news is reported here on the VAC website and cascaded out, to those who have registered their email addresses, via e-news.


The VAC Home Page (what you are reading now) is still updated every month by Webmaster Stan Kiddle and, reflecting the greater use of the web and the different disciplines in angling, we now also have supplementary WebPages supporting the Specialist, Trout and Match communities.


This is also a timely reminder that you can still access all 120 of the back issues of the VAC Home Page via the archive button at the top.

Nearly there, 1,983 and counting

Membership numbers continue to increase on a daily basis. Remember that the lucky 2,000'th applicant will get their cheque returned and a years fishing with the VAC for free. So, if you are not a member, there's still time to join and take advantage of our half year pricing.

Stewart at Riverside 2007

Obituary - Stewart Seggie : Sadly, this is becoming a regular spot with the passing of yet another respected VAC member. Stewart was best known amongst the VAC trout section where he had been a member for as long as anyone can remember having attended fly tying lessons with Clive Butcher in the 1970s. Over the years he become quite a well-loved character, quietly fishing from a chair and always delighted to be by the waterside.

Stewart saw active duty during WW2 as a Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry and was recommended for the award of the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery during ferocious encounters with the enemy in September 1944 in France. He was awarded the MC in 1945 by non other than General Montgomery himself. He then played an active role in establishing the post war government in Western Germany, a duty he was subsequently very proud to have undertaken. RIP

VAC Champion; for the third year running, webmaster Stan Kiddle has won the club's converted Championship. This is awarded to the competitor with the highest points, counting the best 10 from 16 matches.


Stan fished 15 matches and won five outright and was second on six more, recording 975 points from a maximum of 1,000.


With a number of new faces joining in on the VAC matches in recent months next years Championship promises to be closely contested.

Full results here

Under new management :  Following months of speculation, VAC bailiff Terry Field is delighted to be the new owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in Fleetville, St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road, directly opposite the Morrison's store, Terry looks forward to meeting VAC members. Equally, non members are welcome and Terry can provide lots of advice regarding VAC waters plus provide membership forms to get you into the best angling club in the South-East. You can also call him on 01727 861777

Got your picture?

Club DB, our excellent member database, is now serving us well with members able to log in and update their details at any time.


However, a large number of members have not yet sent in or uploaded a passport style picture which we will need to print up your next membership card. We believe we have now resolved some the technical difficulties but for those who cannot upload a suitable picture please find time to either email your photo (quoting ID number) or pop a picture in the post to the Registrar. More details on the Subscriptions page.

Associate Venues - click the logos to go to the fishery web sites



VAC members, on production of their club card, can fish for no charge subject to conditions. See VAC fisheries page for details.


VAC members can fish The Tring Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement.

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VAC members, on production of their club card, can fish the day ticket section of Jack's Lake free of charge


Your Contribution

Don't be shy, send your catch pics to the webmaster...  

Paul Young had this 4lb chub from the Long Walk at Marford on maggot feeder.

It's Paul Young again with this 8lb snapper from Smallford

I didn't get their names but this father and son were enjoying a frosty day together by snatching rudd from Tony's Lake at Frogmore

Den (the Wanderer) Poole enjoyed his turn with the big barbel at Marford with a good winter catch topped with this 10.01 beauty.


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