Issue 92

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                             October  2007..


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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let - 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.

Bookings now being taken for this season and 2008. Open from March to October inclusive.

Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.


Competitive Edge

The great majority of VAC members are happy to simply enjoy a days fishing for the joy it brings and are not obsessed with either the size of the fish or beating the guy on the next peg.

But some 50 or so of Verulam's finest do enjoy the added challenge that competition fishing brings and, although some drift in and out, a hard core of some 25 make a point of attending as many VAC matches as possible.

At the end of September, many of this 'hard core' visited a commercial fishery called Arran's Lake near Ingatestone in Essex and recorded an amazing average weight of 96lb per angler. Top on the day with a new VAC match record was long time member Bob Scott with 270lb of pole-caught carp averaging 5lb.

Vac match anglers prepare for the draw

VAC match anglers in 'pole position'

The match committee are keen for members to know that the match side is open to all and new faces are always warmly welcomed. If youíve been thinking of joining in, donít put it off any longer. The results show that itís rarely a one horse race. Whilst itís true that some have more than their share of good fortune we do try to make sure that everyone has an equal chance. Besides, all costs, aside from day ticket fees, are optional so donít be put off if cash is tight and you worry about being Ďpools fodderí. Best of all you get to learn techniques that can be of benefit to your angling in general


The match committee are only an email or phone call away if you require further information or wish to book in on one of the matches. Click here for details

!!!! Eighteen Pound Four Ounce Barbel !!!!

One of the biggest barbel this season was caught by VAC from Mick Salmon from one of our stretches of the Ouse. No surprises that he hasn't been more specific.

If you subscribe to the angling papers you will have seen that Mick has won Drennan and Fox sponsored prizes for his super fish that came at the end of an otherwise blank session.

Mick was using a  Greys Prodigy 2ld rod coupled with Fox fluorocarbon main line 12lb, Drennan Super Specialist braid, his own design stone system and Spicy Prawn boilles.

Remember, if you are fortunate to catch a fish as good as this from a VAC water please contact a member of the fisheries or general committee before exposing too much detail to the press.

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VAC members, on production of their club card, can accrue a  'loyalty stamp' and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit free of charge. 



 £1 off all day tickets for VAC members



Your Contribution

Dave (Duchess) Hillier with a 22-08 beauty from the Islands Pit at Moor Mill
Above we have young Abey soper who was runner up junior in this Summer's juniors, ladies & seniors league.

It's Rhys Shield again who caught this Marford barbel twice within two weeks for a best weight of 9-11

Strange but true...this 2lb rainbow trout was caught on floatfished sweetcorn from Moor Mill


Pike Time

We stock a large range of pike tackle and bait including a good range of the FOX PREDATOR range which has become the most comprehensive range on the market.

We also have a good range of dead baits freshly frozen by "BAITBOX" the leading deadbait supplier in the UK..

The range includes:-











and many more!


DRENNAN ESP SPINFLEX SPINNING RODS 7ft 8ft and 9ft priced at £39.50 up to £49.50

A fantastic rod and superb value for money.




Please come over and have a browse



Weigh slings from 9.00, beanie mats from £19.99

Discount Baits

VAC members, on production of a valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from

GJW Titmuss



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