Issue 145

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                      March 2012. 

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Fishing, golf, sun & sand

 2 bedroom family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.

VAC Clothing

Orders Now Being Taken

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Six Berth Caravan For Hire, 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.

Contact Barry Killinger on

07966 394717



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Ice one Dave

Member Dave Canning proved that there's more to fishing than catching fish. Visiting our Felmersham venue on the Ouse early on one of the coldest weekends recorded, he found the river and surroundings coated in a most beautiful frost.


Equipped with just a standard 10mp Casio digital camera he wandered the bankside and captured some amazing photos, the piecing low sunshine creating a magical effect.

Dave has graciously donated his pictures and if you would like a copy of the 4mb original (it makes a great Windows wallpaper) simply click here.


Dates for your diary

The 26th AGM will be held on April 18th. Our popular Open Day at Riverside is currently planned for Saturday July 14th.


Match News: Spring 'warm-up' matches are scheduled for April 8th (Frogmore) & 29th (Smallford) plus 13th May at Riverside.

The full 2012-13 fixture list is still being completed. With so many attending, (an average of 25 per match last year) we are having to look for some larger venues. Full details on the VAC Match pages in due course.



VAC membership for the current season has now been closed. New memberships will become available early in May

Keep a look out for VAC e-news in your in-box as a number of work parties are now being planned. Remember that, unless you are exempt, you need to complete a work party before 1st May or pay the penalty when renewing your membership for next season.

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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

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


Discount Baits

VAC members, on production of a valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from

GJW Titmuss


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VAC Record List



Your Contribution

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

Keith Jones hit the jackpot at Leasey Bridge with this 2lb 1oz roach and the two 2lb+ perch below. Red maggot did the trick.



The trout season has kicked off in style at Riverside Road. Mike Ballard was there on the opening day and soon bagged his limit.

Members are advised to keep an eye open for poachers during the coming close season. 


Verulam Angling Centre


VAC bailiff Terry Field is the 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


Terry's tackle tickles

Pop in and see what special offers Terry can do for you with bait & tackle from some of the latest ranges:




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