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Another Milestone Past
10 years of the VAC Website
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
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
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 :
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
VAC members can fish The Tring
Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement.
£1 off all day
tickets for VAC members
VAC members, on production of their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
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
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