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That's Pike and Perch of course, not the
veg. Older anglers will remember with mixed emotion the methods of fishing for
pike and perch back in Mr Crabtree's day. Big cork bungs, spiral leads, heavy
duty mono line, stubby rods and Jardine snap tackle with vicious barbed trebles
upon which a hapless roach would be impaled or, scaled down with a hapless
gudgeon for Sergeant Perch.
Thankfully, these days tackle and methods are far more
refined with fish care at the top of the agenda. And, within the VAC, we have a
good number of anglers who make a point of pursuing these beautiful creatures
and are now prepared to share their success including Barry Jarvis with this
14lb fish from Smallford.
OK, so it's not a 'thirty' but it's great to see Smallford producing quality
pike again. And let's also celebrate our perch hunters such as Ed Zneimer below
(and right). He didn't revel his methods but I bet it wasn't a bunch of
brandlings under a 'Perch-Bob' float. This beauty of 3.08 was from our stretch
of the Ouse at Felmersham.
Riverside Closed For The Trout Season
A reminder that Riverside is now closed for coarse
fishing until Monday 6th May.
* Coaching Sessions *
|Roger Smith is
the VAC''s Level 2 angling coach and this year, supported by our level 1
coaches, This season Roger has delivered angling tuition to well over
100 budding fishermen of both sexes.
Sessions for this season, mostly at Riverside Road, have now finished.
But it's not too early to make enquiries about next year by emailing
Although aimed mostly at Juniors the VAC does also run a number of
sessions for adults as well covering basic tactics as well as specialist
Version 2 of our
Membership Database now live
|With the release from 1st
November of our half-year option for new members the VAC have also
successfully migrated to version 2 of or our club membership database.
Based on the ClubPier
platform, the membership database product is available for purchase and
suits similar clubs and associations.
One particular major development is that we can now
accept payment via Paypal (for new memberships only). Once onboard with the VAC we
do encourage you to sign-up for Direct Debit as this allows us to ensure
that your new season's membership is facilitated promptly without the costs
and overheads of posting renewal forms, reminders and processing cheques.
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to date via e-news nor can we accept your application to join the VAC Forum. To
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Ed Zneimer with another great perch, this one was just on 3lb but was part of a
catch of three large perch plus some small pike on lobworm at Bellow's Mill.
This perch, nudging 3lb, was revealed in a recent fish survey at Riverside.
Here's Colin Rennison with one of the five carp that won him the last VAC match
of the 2012/13 Championship and helped him jump to top spot overall. Full
details on the VAC match pages.
Ted Woolnough's patience on an unusually difficult day at Marford was reward
with one of the bigger resident chub, This beauty went 5.06.
Good to see that he's keeping it low over the mandatory unhooking mat.
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
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