Issue 116/7

    75 Year anniversary - St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                              Oct/Nov 2009..


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There's more to fishing than fish


'CLUB' : A club is an association of two or more people united by a common interest or goal.


One theme that is constantly repeated on the VAC Forum and on the bank side is that the VAC has a reputation of being a proper fishing 'club' offering not just good fishing but good fisheries. By that they mean venues where nature is respected and fish stocks are nurtured. Where bank side and water vegetation is both encouraged and controlled and where you can enjoy a good days fishing...even if you don't catch fish.



Many members are also keen on photography - Photo by Tom Carey

The aforementioned Forum has also proved to be a useful way for members to share and resolve common problems and to identify those with similar interests. The photo gallery and the picture threads continual to attract some very attractive and arty pictures and recent threads on barbel fishing on the Ouse and and the ethics of livebaiting have attracted, at the time of writing, over 2,000 views and 250 replies between them.


Aside from fishing, discussion topics currently range from what camera to buy to how to dry a carpet. Of course, only fair to warn that there's some friendly banter and playground humour - not always to everyone's taste.


Beyond the Forum the club is making a name for itself with the many events we run each season. For example, only last month over 50 members trekked up to Felmersham for the recent barbel 'teach-in'. Next on the calendar is a fantastic opportunity to spend an evening with one of the UK's most accomplished specialist anglers. Full details below.

For more details click the image for a larger copy. Alternatively, call Paul Hill on 07826 913705


This is going to be a very popular evening. Spaces are limited so book in now.

Half year memberships - available from 1st November

The General Committee has again agreed to release a number of half-year memberships. Available from November 1st and at half price, they represent excellent value as they are valid through until June 15 2010. It's worth noting that many VAC and associate waters are open all year and provide reliable angling opportunities even in the winter.

If you've been thinking of joining the VAC here's the excuse you've been looking for. For further details of this and all VAC subscriptions, plus a link to our on-line Member Services system simply click the Subscriptions button at the top of the page. Note. the half price option will not show on-line until November but you can download and print the form now.

Are you in 'Constant Contact'?

The club has now issued three 'new-style' E-News updates using a commercial solution called Constant Contact and utilising the email addresses recorded by members on our new Club database.

With over 1,800 members it remains a frustration that only 578 have recorded their email addresses.  And we know from Constant Contact that around 10% of these are not valid

Please make the effort to ensure that your email address is correctly registered. If you have not seen the last three issues of the new E-News then it's likely we do not have your correct address. Please do not confuse the fact that your email may be registered on the VAC Forum - these are totally independent systems.

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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.

 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...  

Joe Colclough landed this 5-08 tench from Moormill's island pit using two 15ml chocolate malt and tigernut boilie

Marford does it again with the venue record 2-14 roach to Steve Current. Ledgered maggot proved to be the successful technique when Steve spotted a small shoal of big roach cruise into his swim.

Good to see club Registrar Ken Morton finding time for some fishing. This double figure mirror came from Jack's Lake in Hadley Wood which VAC members can fish FOC.

Paul aka Hornet is proud of this small pike from Moor Mill


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Bye bye Summer


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