Issue 111

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                           May 2009..


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Membership goes Digital

All existing VAC members should now have received, by post, an invitation to renew their memberships for season 09/10. With numbers approaching 2,000 the role of the Registrar has become almost a full time job. Simply copying members details each year from returned forms onto a PC spreadsheet is an error prone and onerous task.


To address the current issues plus prepare the VAC for on-line payment and other services existing members are being invited to enter their details on-line. Once completed they print off the resultant application form and post it to the Registrar with the required amount on a cheque.


This simple act will save many hours and ensure much greater accuracy of the membership data held by the VAC. In particular it will ensure that email addresses are accurate as we become more reliant on using email to communicate news to members.


One key feature is that every member will be issued with a unique ID that will remain constant 'for life'. In other words, if you were not to renew for a few years then return, you would still use your ID to access and update your details and to purchase new memberships.


So far the new process is working well with just a few experiencing problems uploading photos (these will be printed direct to your new membership card). We hope that once the system has 'bedded down' we can open it up in the Summer for new members also.


By way of an incentive, renewing on-line is rewarded this year with a 1 discount. If you have not received your renewal forms or have some questions to ask please check out the FAQ (frequently asked questions) on the Subscriptions page.


Riverside Opens - Trout Fishing Closes


Yet another successful year for the VAC Trout Section with over 1,200 trout taken during the 10 week season at Riverside Rd. Work is now underway to re-launch the VAC trout pages and finalise some away-days during the year. And, as the trout fishing ends, coarse fishing commences with gates opening at dawn on Monday 11th May. A reminder that Riverside is closed for a club match on Sunday 17th.

Junior Pages


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Frogmore Roach

(and how to catch the big ones)

Junior page editor Matt Young is back again with a great article on catching the biggest roach in Frogmore.

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Click here for the VAC Record List     

Lights, camera, action

Have you subscribed yet to Perhaps it's something you should consider, it's less than a fiver per month for unlimited fishing videos straight to your PC. And the boss, Rae Borras, is a VAC member so click below to see how he has presented the Verulam to the world.


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Associate Venues - click the logos to go to the fishery web sites

Tingrith - important news

Unfortunately our association with Tingrith has come to an end as they have now moved to season ticket only fishing. However, we still have plenty of other associate waters...see below for details.


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...  

Jakub Kumsta from the Czech Republic has had this 19lb pike from Smallford.

Jakub again with another 19lb fish from Smallford, this beautiful almost fully scaled mirror.

Junior James Lawrence holds the Frogmore bream record with this pale looking fish of 4.06. Remember to claim the venue record if you catch a bigger one.

Your friendly Webmaster Stan left the keyboards behind for a trip to the Aylesbury Arm and used pole tactics for this 10lb common along with a nice net of bream.


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Spring's Here...

and Summer's coming


Time to dust off the proper Summer gear and restock on lines and end tackle.


Pop along to Queensway and treat yourself to some tasty new products especially selected your you.

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