Issue 140

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                       October 2011..

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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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River's Reign Supreme

With the difficulties faced by rivers from predators, poachers and abstraction it's great to know that our waters can still produce the goods. We have many members who have kept the faith although few actually share their results

One exception is Andrew Poole who has put in the time on our Ouse waters and, after a slow start, he has come up trumps with this wonderful 15.09 barbel plus smaller samples to 11.10.

So dust off those rods and head north of Bedford. And not just for barbel, Andrew has been amongst the perch (see right). And, don't tell everyone, we know that perch over 4lb have been landed recently but, exactly where, we're not telling.


Valid from 1st November, a half-season membership can now be purchased. This provides access to all VAC waters and is valid until 15th June 2012. You can sign up on-line (see our Subscriptions page) or you can now join 'over the counter' at the Verulam Angling Centre (see ad - right) and pay cash, cheque or credit card.

Autumn Match Series @ Riverside

A series of extra matches, the Riverside Autumn Opens, have been agreed.  A maximum of 25 pegs will be used and the water will remain open to members as usual.


The dates, all Sundays, are set to alternate with the existing VAC Championship series as follows:

    Sept 11 & 25   -   Oct 9 & 23   -   Nov 6 & 20


Breakfast from 8am, draw at 9 and fish 10 3.  


6 members / 12 guests (includes 6 day ticket).


Contact details on the VAC Match Page


The VAC's freehold fishery at Bellows Mill near Eaton Bray continues to see steady improvement and development.

Trout fishing commenced on 1st September and members of the VAC's trout section are enjoying great sport in Ford Lake. And the coarse fishing on Mill Lake is continuing to throw up great fish with big perch, tench, roach etc. plus grass carp to 28lb!!

If you've not yet visited this beautiful fishery then see it now in it's Autumn glory before winter arrives - enjoy the view and the fish become a bonus.
M-A-T-C-H  M-A-N-I-A
The VAC's last two Championship matches have enjoyed great weather, full turn-outs and, most important - obliging fish. In fact, club match records have tumbled on both matches with, first, a 410lb winning weight to Nick Darke at Entire Farm in Essex (left) which was then beaten by a weight of 422lb to Josh Blavins from Alders Farm near Milton Keynes.
That last match produced nearly 4,000lb of carp with an average of 131lb per angler. For all the details on VAC matches, past, present and future click on the Verulam Match button.


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

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 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 members, on production of their club card, can fish the day ticket section of Jack's Lake free of charge


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VAC Record List



Your Contribution

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

Here's Andrew Poole with a 2-10 Ouse perch. Keep trying Paul, plenty of bigger ones there.

From the River Lea this time. This is Darren Jennings with a 15.11 river common from Leasey Bridge

Darren's fishing buddy Mark Linwood got his first ever barbel, also from Leasey Bridge.


The Riverside matches have been going well with nets of carp like this 23lb bag to Neil Anderson

Also from Riverside, the VAC's young match star and pole fishing coach, Matt Young (Mr Foxman) had this cracking 3.02 crucian carp.


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


Time for Autumn!


But don't worry, some of the best fishing starts now so pop in and stock up on bait & tackle from some of the latest ranges:




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