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Here Come The Girls...
No-one would deny
that angling is a male oriented sport. So it's always an extra special event
when a female member submits a picture of a special fish. And the tench below,
held by Mandy Spooner, is special indeed. At 12lb 4oz it's the second largest
tench caught by a female in the UK. Mandy actually caught it on a session at
Smallford back in early June and was a little disappointed (!!) as she was
aiming for a large carp.
The VAC is also breaking
records with membership at an all-time high of over 1,860. Of these at
least 80 are of the fairer sex. One of these, Clare Waugh, has been fishing VAC
waters with her parents since a very early age. She's our current 'Ladies'
Champ' from our series of summer matches and has kindly penned the article
A Bird's Eye View
Iím a young lady
member of the club and been fishing (visiting) the lakes before I was
walking. I thought I would just share a few memories and make some
people, well at least one person laugh. Before I carry on Iíll explain a
little. I love my pole I used to have a blue pole Ďcos I believed fish
would not see it when they look up but now with more water and bigger
fish that I could accidentally catch so I had to move on to bigger
tackle so the blue pole was then sold on but still have all the other
blue tackle. I fish in junior, ladies and seniors matches and any social
event Iím there with my ďLadies fish tooĒ top, Iím sorry guys I
havenít only invaded the fishing banks and the forum, Iím now taking
over the web site :)
Well best start at
my first match which was a triangle match which was 3 clubs split in 3
teams of 3, fished at Shepherdsí Way. Some people may remember this
match for the swimming pole, well that happened to be mine. The usual
excuse, I was busy talking to one of the organisers when my pole was
pulled out of my hands and was swimming round the lake. It was only a 5
metre telescopic pole so it would just stay afloat several people set up
a rod with a bomb and in the end someone from other team got it back for
me. I had lost the fish by then it had just pulled out but I could carry
on to try again. At the end all participants got a goody bag of little
items; a pack of hooks, my first ever disgorger and a few floats. Oh yes
the important bit I did catch a few roach but they were nice fish .The
bag that won was one of the oldest boys and it was 30lb bag of carp. I
beat my elder brother, though.
Enjoying a match at
To read the full
first part of Clare's article click here
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Verulam go to Grafham
At the end of October a
bunch of predator enthusiasts, lead by 'Cap'n' Keith Speer, took to the
choppy waters of Grafham Reservoir in search of zander, pike and big
To read Keith's full report
click on this picture of him posing with an 11lb zander.
are now in the traditional pike season. And many
VAC youngsters like to put their carp tackle to good use by
swapping boilies for deadbaits on waters such as Moor Mill and
Smallford. Last year many double figure pike were caught. Let us
know how you get on.
Our new forum is still
proving very popular.
However we still have
many people apply to join who then do not respond when asked to confirm
details. Remember, the forum is only for current VAC members and you
will need to confirm your details by email to the webmaster before
access is provided. If this is not done within 14 days your request will
Please note that Hotmail users need to check their junk folder for
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VAC members, on production of their
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VAC members, on
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Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmster...
The VAC records list is almost ready
for publication. Above is one from the list, Rob Woolnough's 2lb roach from
Dom Rickard is one of our 'Fox Boys'
and is helping to keep the junior pages up to date. Here's his PB carp, a 15-08
Dave 'Dongler' McGrath paid a
visit to the Horseshoe lake at Timberlands at the end of October. This 8lb tench
was the highlight of a nice mixed bag.
Young George Garner paid a visit to
Riverside Road recently and landed this beautiful Koi, affectionately known as
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