Issue 153

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                       November 2012..

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Part-time carers wanted

Home Instead - St Albans are now recruiting carers - no experience necessary. Click the logo for more details

Fishing, golf, sun & sand

 2 bedroom family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.

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Six Berth Caravan For Hire, White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall  

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.

 Open from March to October inclusive.

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07966 394717



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10 Out Of 10

It's a puzzle that although the VAC is twice the size it was back in the late 90's the match section has not grown significantly. In some ways this is a blessing as booking suitable venues for club matches for 30 plus competitors is not as easy as it might seem. And our home waters such as Riverside and Frogmore struggle to accommodate more than 25 or so.

Nonetheless, it's important that members who have an interest in match style fishing do not feel that they cannot join in the fun and every season we welcome some fresh faces to the VAC match scene. What's really helping to keep attendances high and matches fun, is that there's no 'elite' that keep winning the pot each week. And what better evidence of this than the fact that of the 10 VAC Championship Matches held since June we have had 10 different winners.

The VAC hopefuls prepare for the peg draw at Alders Farm

 With still four more scheduled Championship matches to go, plus the likelihood of some 'ad-hoc' matches towards the end of next season, it's not too late to come and have a go. We try to offer a variety of venues including canals and rivers, as well as the popular carp 'baggin' waters. Also, conscious of costs, where possible, we book venues less than 50 miles from St Albans and ask for just 6 for the optional pools.

We also welcome all members and we help accommodate juniors who need to fish adjacent to a parent or guardian and members with disability who are welcome to select an easy-access peg.

More details and all the results, including full match write-ups, are on the VAC match pages. Just click the link on the left to learn more. And perhaps you will be a winner on our popular Christmas fixture at Riverside on December 9th?

Half-Season Membership Now Available

Online and Over the Counter.

See our subscription pages for more information


Version 2 of our Membership Database now live

With the release from 1st November of our half-year option for new members the VAC have also successfully migrated to version 2 of or our club membership database. Based on the ClubPier platform, the membership database product is available for purchase and suits similar clubs and associations.

One particular major development is that we can now accept payment via Paypal for new memberships. Once onboard with the VAC we do encourage you to sign-up for Direct Debit as this allows us to ensure that your new season's membership is facilitated promptly without the costs and overheads of posting renewal forms, reminders and processing cheques.


Remember, that unless your email address is registered on Club DB, our membership database, we can't keep you up to date via e-news nor can we accept your application to join the VAC Forum. To check and update your details see the Subscriptions page

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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.

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VAC Record List  

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Your Contribution

Don't be shy, send your catch pics to the webmaster...  

New member Thomas Dean paid his first visit to Marford Farm and was rewarded with this fighting-fit barbel of 9.04 - Thomas's first of the species.

Ed Hoskins posted this 120lb catfish from the Ebro on the VAC forum.

Another pic poached from the forum,  Taken in his back garden by BarblessBill.



Verulam Angling Centre


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