Issue 133

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                       March 2011..

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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let - 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.

 Open from March to October inclusive.

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River Monsters


No, not the TV show, instead this month we applaud yet another brace of magnificent running water fish landed by VAC Committee members. First up with this fantastic roach is Competitions Chairman Brian Lakin. Now that the season's programme of matches is over Brian took the opportunity to visit 'a VAC river venue in Bedfordshire' with pole and caster. Putting into effect his experience from several trips earlier this year paid dividends for Brian - the biggest roach reported this season, a stunning 2lb 13oz 8 dram veteran.



Also drawn to running water is Keith Speer. A regular on this page with his amazing catches, Keith is a VAC Committee member, Fisher Green fishery manager and stick-float guru.

Keith has obviously won the affections of Lady Luck as this 15-08 lump is his 3rd barbel this winter over 13lb and, like before, caught on stick float and maggot presented with his favourite centre-pin reel. But don't go thinking that it's easy fishing. This beauty was Keith's only bite in many hours of 'trotting the stream'.


Happy Trouting
The popular VAC trout season is now underway at Riverside and limit bags are the reward for trout section members.

Season, day and guest tickets will be available. Casting clinics and away days to popular trout waters are now being scheduled.

For more information click on the Verulam Trout button on the left.


Remember, that unless your email address is registered on Club DB, our membership database, we can't keep you up to date via e-news nor can we accept your application to join the VAC Forum. To check and update your details see the Subscriptions page

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Picture Perfect?

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 small number of members have not yet sent in or uploaded a passport style picture which we MUST HAVE 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.

 1 off all day tickets for VAC members


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...  

Chris Riley braved winter snows at Marford on the Long Walk to prove that chub will feed in all conditions.

Also from Marford, this 7inch baby barbel - the monsters of the future?


Sorry, I've not that many pictures this month. L

Why not go through your collection and share the best with the VAC? 


A reminder to make sure you have April 13th in your diary for the VAC AGM at New Greens Hall, St Albans.


Verulam Angling Centre


VAC bailiff Terry Field is the now the owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in Fleetville, St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road, directly opposite the Morrison's store.

Pop in or call Terry on 01727 861777


Almost Spring 


With the weather hopefully warming up soon why not pop in and stock up on bait from some of the latest ranges:






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