Issue 168

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                      March 2014..

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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.

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River Monster

Regular visitors to this site, readers of the angling weeklies and viewers of Keith Arthur's Tight Lines on Sky will recognise the happy chappy below and right. Once again the VAC vice-chairman, Keith Speer, has made the cover page with a wonderful fish.

Keith is an 'old-school' all-rounder and has been known to matches, fish for carp, fly-fishes, lure fishes, etc. But his first love are the rivers and, in particular running a stick-float down a river, with a centre-pin, for roach. In that respect he is a river master and generously shares his knowledge via the popular VAC stick-float clinics.

Over the last few seasons Keith has been spectacularly successful, not just with many double-figure barbel to over 17lb but also in adding to his great tally of 2lb+ roach. But the one fish that had, until now, evaded him, was a 3lb roach. So it's a happy 2014 to Keith - feast your eyes on the amazing fish below and, of course, caught on the stick float from a VAC river venue.

Well done Keith, upped the bar with this one

VAC Match Section
Fixture List Published

The Verulam Match Section remains very popular with turnouts averaging over 20 across the season. We are a friendly bunch and always welcome new faces.

The average standard is increasing each season and as the results from last season show, competition is tight with only a few points separating the top 10.

Why not check out the new fixture list for season 2014/15 and make a point to come along and try your luck. Click here for the list.


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Riverside, Moor Mill, Frogmore have all been brim full this Winter.

Guest Tickets.
Always a popular way to introduce your pals to the VAC. And now two bits of good news; during Winter months the price is reduced by 50% to just 3.50 per day and you can now also pick up tickets from Colney Tackle, London Colney. All guest must be accompanied by a full member.


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Typical Keith, not only banks a 3 pounder but also this 2.11 beauty.

Back in October Jerry Twohig landed this 24lb common from our new water; Lancaster Lake plus the venue biggie, a mirror of 31lb.

The bridge at Marford became a ford again during January with all that rain but the river can only benefit from the great flush -through.

This beautiful almost scale-less mirror over 14lb graced the bank for Steve Burfoot from one of our still waters. Waggler tactics did the damage.


Verulam Angling Centre


VAC bailiff Terry Field is the the owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in 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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