of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 63

May 2005 


Subscription Details new for 05-06

Match Calendar - new for 05-06


To contact the Secretary by email Just click here 

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2005-06.


Got something to say or had a good catch on club waters - then just click to let us know. 





Remember, our Junior Section needs YOUR contributions..........


VAC members, on production of their VAC club card, can accrue a  'loyalty stamp' and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit free of charge. 


Remember to call the VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904  

for all the latest news on club waters:


     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


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VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from Titmus's.

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Fish with no name


This immaculate condition common weighs 31.02. Well, at least it did today (May 7th) when it was introduced to it's new home at Smallford. Hopefully it will be even bigger when it next appears in front of a camera when perhaps it will gain a 'name'


Holding this beauty is Barry Killinger, VAC Fisheries Manager and, behind the apprehensive expression, he is delighted that again the club has been able to demonstrate that it supports all the various divisions within the VAC, whether it be carp, match, trout or just pure and simple pleasure angling.


In addition to the one very fit looking fish, over 900 smaller carp, tench and crucians have found new homes in Riverside, adding to the many young roach introduced in April. A reminder that Riverside opens for coarse fishing at first light on Sunday 15th May.


Pictures Speak Louder.....

Whether you are an existing member about to renew, or a prospective new member, one thing you don't want to do is leave it too late.


In previous seasons, a number of applications are not received until quite late in the season. With membership levels hitting new highs each year the General Committee are taking serious consideration to a cap on numbers and this could mean you could miss out.


Renewal forms are being sent out soon and new members can download forms from here.


To remind you of what you could be missing take a look at some of our catches reported on this site in recent years:

Your Contribution: Come on lads and lassies, don't be shy. Send me your fishing pix, stories or anything else I can put on our VAC site. Send your digital submissions here -

VAC HOTLINE 01727 835904 for all the latest news


Trout News

The season got off to a wonderful start in early March in spite of poor weather for the first week or so with the Section's best ever results continuing since. By 24 April, the returns were 177 rods and 490 fish, that is just under 2.8 fish per rod per day, very close to the limit of 3 fish per day at a cost of only 7 per ticket. The average fish weight this year is a bit over 2 pounds compared to previous years when the average tended to be just over 1 pound. So far, we have sold Season and Day Tickets to 43 separate VAC Members plus, of course, several Guest tickets to non-club members; quite an improvement over last year.


The season will end on Thursday 12 May and the Section will mark the start of last week with the Dave Marlborough Memorial Competition at 1800 for 1830 on Friday 6 May when there will be no limit to the number of trout taken. It's a fun event and the Trout Committee hope to see many Members there but booking via Bob Nutley on 07940 511053 or e-mail is advised as space is limited. It costs only s 4 per Trout Season Ticket holder (2 going to the British Heart Foundation and 2 distributed as prize money), and 4 plus a Day Ticket of 7 for other VAC Members. A cup will be presented to the winner.

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Each month, Queensway Angling are offering special offers exclusively to VAC members.


Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email by clicking here

what's new?

  • Trakker Armo 2 in stock (the best just got better) phone for quote.

  • Now in stock, Richworth ultraplex boiles, pop ups and dips.

  • MAP 16m M16 pole in stock 349.00 + kits. Maver 8m hit and hold margin pole + spare top 125.00 (superb value)

  • Dynamite Bait Frank Warwick boiles, pop ups + dips in stock. (spicey shrimp+prawn, squid and octapus, monster crab + pineapple plus.

  • Wwychwood beani mat ( the ultimate big fish mat for France etc) 39.99

  • Tails up bait ( fu2 and protavit liver freezer baits in stock)                                            

    Spring is here! now is the time to stock up on your bait and tackle. full stock levels now available, 10% discount given to VAC members.

  • JRC skyliner spod rrp 60.00 now 40.00

  • Special offers Drennan Team England fleece rrp 39.99, offer price to VAC members 25.00 (limited stock)

  • Wychwood Rrogue 2.75 t.c carp rods rrp 50.00 now only 30.00

  • Wychwood Rogue freespin baitrunners rrp 30.00 our price 23.00 ( buy 1 of each item for only 50.00 )

  • Top sellers! Fox match trolley 50.00 Wychwood mini + large carp carryalls 19.99 + 25.00

  • JRC oval brolley's 75.00 each

  • 42" carp landing net + 6ft spec handle 20.00 (smaller nets available at same deal)

Hope to see you soon


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