of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 32

October 2002 


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 It's our pleasure to report that the VAC continues to go from strength to strength with almost 1100 members before the end of September. This is excellent for the club as it means the VAC can continue to invest in new waters, bank side refurbishment and additional fish stocks.


Now that we're in October we can yet again offer prospective new members a very special chance to join the VAC at half price. That means adults can join for just £27.50 + £25 annual subscription providing full access to our waters until next June (subject to applicable close season restrictions).

For further information simply go to our Subscription Page by clicking here. 

Meanwhile, existing members are having great success at our waters with double figure carp reported from the Leasey backwater, a 12lb barbel from Felmersham (plus a number of good roach) and a carp of 20lb from Frogmore.

See and hear Des Taylor and Terry Hearn at Fishing Matters More.

At the St Albans Arena, Wednesday 27th November from 7:30pm. Tickets are just £6.50 (concessions £4.50) and VAC members get a £1.50 discount.

Just click the poster on the right for a full size copy with all the details.

And, as before, the VAC will have a stand so come over for a chat and let us know what YOU think of YOUR club. 

Match News

This years Division 3 National was a disappointment to our match team with the VAC finishing in 34th place. But congratulations to Peter Fell who finished 11th overall (out of 588) and second in his section.

September also saw a club outing to Rolf's Lake near Oxford and the club five hour match record being beaten (by over 52lb) and now at a new high of 106lb 8oz. Also reported were two 18lb carp and an average weight per man of 34lb.


And, at the end of the month, 22 turned out on the Grand Union at Croxley Moor to witness Dan Patrick win the match in the first ten minutes with this pole caught 18½lb common. Dan then went on to blitz the match with quality bream to weigh in a total of 54lb 13oz. Second place Kev Wilder (on the 'golden peg') included a 2-4 perch and a 2-12 tench in his 13-6-8 weight.   


For the latest results from VAC matches see the reports page here. 

Each month, Queensway Angling are offering special offers exclusively to VAC members.

Please phone for instant quotes - 01442 254723 - or email

Winter's Looming!!!! 


Calling all Pike Angler. The official pike season is upon us once again. we stock a vast range of lures/spinners (over 100 styles in stock) including:- 

Rapalas  *  Toothy Critters  *  Mean Lures

Storm     *   Mepps & many more. 


We also stock a good selection of dead bait and spinning rods £15 up to £100 good selection of rubber shads available. frozen baits always in stock including roach, mackerel, trout, lamprey, eel section, smelt & sprats. 

What's new ???????? 


Shimano polarized eye protection glasses (six styles, £18.99 up to £26.99) Shimano tribal... "RealTree" camo luggage clothing coming soon. Shimano Hyperloop barble rods stunning value, 3 models £65.00 up to £85.00. Shimano Super Aero R match reel. (set to be a classic)

Don't get caught out in the cold!!!!!! Beat the chill with over 20 different styles of one & two piece suits, fleeces, lined jackets, bib-n-braces, hats, etc. We also stock Skee-Tex, Wychwood Lunker boots, Sund thermal hot foot boots (Sund boots f.o.c. with most Sundridge thermal suits). 

Your contribution?

Paul Merrigan has sent in this fine snap of his big barbel from Marford, one that made just 7lb on
the scales! It was one of 11 barbel and 6 chub caught in a six hour session using 8lb low diameter line and a size 12  barbless hook.

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