of St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Issue 9



Welcome to the Verulam Angling Club web site.

In this issue:-

  • History of the VAC

  • About our fisheries

  • Subscription Details 

  • Contacts

  • Events

  • Current Newsletter

  • Match Calendar 

  • Match Reports  

  • Trout Fishing

  • Junior Section

  • Previous Issues

  • 10 Reasons to join the VAC

    1. We're one of the few clubs with a growing membership, 50 up on this time last year

    2. Our fish are getting bigger - e.g. carp now to 38lb in Smallford, 19lb in Riverside and 18lb at Frogmore

    3. Match records were broken this season e.g. 35lb or roach in three hours at Riverside

    4. At Marford farm you can almost guarantee a barbel

    5. Juniors under 12 fish for free

    6. Our waters on the Ouse hold double figure barbel and 6lb plus chub

    7. Our waters can always spring a surprise - 15 rudd over 2lb in one session at Smallford

    8. We have an active Trout Section

    9. Our Riverside Rd venue provides a safe and secure venue for ladies

    You can always get the latest info on our Information Line - 01727 835904

    Remember - it's half price membership now. See last months edition for more details.



    Links of the Month

    Catch up with the laughing hairdresser at

    Got a favorite fishing site - then share it with us !

    Of course you've got a rod licence so perhaps just bookmark this one for next April


    Leave Litter??.. Leave VAC !!

    Once again it seems that a selfish minority are jeopardising members fishing. This has been highlighted by the report from our landlords of a disused luncheon meat tin which had evidently been thrown over the river at Marford Farm.
    The VAC take this matter very seriously. Therefore, as a direct result the club has imposed an IMMEDIATE BAN on all glass bottles and tin cans on our exclusive waters. Don't leave litter - or you're out!

    Members are also reminded that they are responsible for any litter found in their swims regardless of whether it is theirs or not.

    We will not tolerate litter louts in the VAC !

    IYour contribution here?

    Any articles, photos and comments would be welcome. With a thousand members I'm sure some of you must be capable of producing some quality photos of fish from club waters.

    Send your submissions to:- stan.kiddle@bt.com


    A quick walk around Frogmore found young Harry G. looking like he was trying to build a bridge to the third island. Despite the rain plenty of small fish kept Harry smiling.

    Want more fishing in Herts, Beds & Bucks?

    - click here -


    Barbel enthusiast seeking split cane rod, preferably

    Olivers of Knebworth Kennet perfection.

    For Genuine use, not collector. Emails to: dave_aris@yahoo.co.uk


    Match Bookings 

    Now being taken for Frogmore 2001

    Contact Tony Williams on 07966 389609


    To contact the Secretary by email click here: jtrew@verulam-angling.demon.co.uk


    We've got a Guest Book -  Click Here to View & Sign. 

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


    You are visitor number counter - Tight Lines.................


    Looking to update your tackle? VAC members can claim an extra 5% discount at Rodsandsods - clue, the password is a club stillwater renowned for good bags of roach.