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Another month, another new fishery
For some years it
VAC policy to add one new fishery
per season to our portfolio. So it's pretty amazing that this year we have
established an agreement to provide, at no extra cost to members, access to
Timberland Fisheries in
Harlow plus free fishing on Jack's Lake near Cockfosters.
Further details can be found on our
fisheries page or link directly by clicking the picture above. You can also
visit the website of the controlling Hadley Angling and Preservation Society by
clicking their logo at the bottom of this page.
Alone on the Long Walk
I would like to tell you about my
recent visit to Marford. Found a good spot through the nettles and started at
around mid day.For the first few hours nothing, then a big take from the
opposite bank and was into a good fish, then all went slack and the line just
Is it possible I hooked a pike as there was nothing wrong with the line and it
broke away very easily?
set up a new rig and noticed two large carp one larger than the other
feeding by the near bank, I have been trying to get a river carp for two
years now but have had no luck. I just dropped my rig into the faster
flowing part of the river under my feet and let it run down just next to
the bank about 5mts away. And waited patiently then a good take, was it
the long awaited river carp? Certainly felt a good fish but instead a
good chub which tipped the scales at 6lbs, the best chub I have ever
6lb - 51cm nose to tail
and dropped the line into the same spot. An even better take rod bend
over double trying not to let the line get caught in the brambles, but
dam it the line got twisted around a partly submerged tree. I was
determined not to loose this fish as I was sure it was the long awaited
river carp. Shoes and socks off time and go for a paddle with the fish
still attached, but just as I was about to get my feet wet, the line
came loose off the snag and away the fish went again. Not this time I
thought and tried to put as much pressure as I could to turn the fish.
In a few moments more it was in my landing net. Result....and what a
My first river
carp & what a beauty, 14 lbs.
Shaking like made and stung to hell
by the nettles I returned back to my swim and thought how nice it would be to
round off the day with a good barbel. So again back it the same spot and after a
short wait again a big take and hey the barbel of 6lbs I hoped for. What a
great day and one to remember,
Barbel Day - Oct 11
Have you forgotten that the
VAC Barbel day is on Saturday October 11th? As last year, it will
be held on the Islands stretch of the Ouse at Felmersham. Similar agenda
to last year (when 80 attended) with talks about bait and demonstrations
of methods, all to help you catch more barbel. The VAC marquee will be
up offering teas & coffees. Plans are for hot cauldrons of Irish stew
rather than soggy BBQ food. Arrive early, leave late and enjoy the day.
Brian Pope with a 13.08 from Felmersham
October sees the start of 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 automated replies from the forum software.
We have a number of applications fail where the member has not seen our replies.
Associate Venues -
click the logos to go to the fishery web sites
VAC members, on production of their
club card, can fish for no charge subject to conditions. See VAC fisheries page
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
VAC members, on production of their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
Lewis Chippendale broke some hearts
in September when he banked Toadless at a new top weight of 44.08
David Baumel had a good day on the
long walk at Marford. See storey (left). To put a face to the name here he is at
frogmore with 'Kylie'
At the end of September a carp match
was held on the Aylesbury Arm in aid of the
Hospice Charity and raised almost £400. Winner with 2 carp for 30lb was
Click for full
The snap below of an overgrown swim
at Leasey bridge is one of a number now building up on the gallery on the VAC's
'members only' forum. See panel lower down on this page on how to join in the
New website - click logo to
WINTER'S COMING !
Yes its time to dust off those
pike rods again.
We stock a good range of frozen
pike baits including :-
We also stock a good range of
pike tackle - plugs and spinners
so as the temperatures drop why
not drop in and have a look !
Maver mx 1000 matchbox
4 drawer comes with footplate and sidetray rrp £199.99 VAC PRICE £179.99
DRENNAN match suits £50.00 off
[limited sizes in stock]
WYCHWOOD REACTION CARP RODS 2.75
TC 12 FT RRP £50.00 NOW ONLY £35.00
CHUB BEDCHAIRS FROM £60.00
OKUMA BAITRUNNERS FROM £15.99 TO
£30.00 (fantastic reels at an outstanding price)
Remember, Queensway offer great prices
and instant quotes on all products including non stock
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