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For the first time in 174 issues
on this web site, we have a cartoon mammal as the lead picture. Why,
you ask, well read on and all will become clear.
Another great year of the VAC as membership numbers rush past the 2,100
number. If you're looking to join then you may wish to know that, as
well as postal applications, you can sign-up at either Verulam Tackle Shop in St Albans
or Colney Tackle in Hazeldine Rd, London Colney. For all the details
please click the Subscriptions link above. Please be reminded that all
able-bodied adult members are expected to undertake at least one
work-party before the end of April and failure to do so attracts a
work-party levy when renewing membership equal to the prevailing joining
fee. This is to ensure that work-party obligations are not avoided by
simply rejoining as a new member.
This year it has been very apparent
that many VAC waters are producing good catches. Our fishery
managers are witnessing big fish and multiple catches but,
unlike in seasons past, there's a great reluctance to have a
picture published, preferring to avoid the risks of a
'circus' at the venue as a consequence of a month's fame.
So, at the risk of upsetting a few people, here's a brief
summary of the top catches on our waters this Summer!
All in all, not a bad result for our
members who are putting in the effort. Remember that in most
cases, success with big fish is the reward for significant
patience and effort. Do not expect to bank a monster on your
first visit nor assume other anglers will point you to the
magic spots. But put some thought to it, make you own luck
and, you never now, you might have a big fish on the bank
and a picture or two to send to me as well.
||Moor Mill & Smallford
* * Keepnet Ban * *
Due to an outbreak of KHV in August at a small number of
Essex venues we have a temporary ban on keepnets and venues
where they would normally be allowed. Remember that the best
way to avoid spreading anything from another water is the
ensure that all your nets, net-bags, landing pole floats,
unhooking mats and weigh-slings are bone dry.
DIRECT DEBIT FORMS FOR EXISTING MEMBERS
here and save
having to worry about renewal forms
Always a popular way to introduce
your pals to the VAC. And now two bits of good news; during Winter months
the price is reduced by 50% to just £3.50 per day and you can now also pick
up tickets from Colney Tackle, London Colney. All guest must be accompanied
by a full member.
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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
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
Click here for the
VAC Record List
VAC members, on production of a
valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from
A reminder that the Webmaster welcomes your contributions.
In the absence of anything recently here's a selection of great pics from past
Has anyone caught one of our grassies at Bellows Mill lately. Dick Bateman had
this 23lb'er last Summer.
Can't not include a pic of Keith Speers....this is the great man with one of the
big Moor Mill bream
Another great fish from Moor Mill from a few years back, Josh Blavins with his
4-10 record crucian.
Our resident predator fan, Paul 'Hornet' Chilton with a chunky Bellow's perch
One of the biggest barbel from Marford.
This 11lb tench came from Smallford a few seasons back. Is it still there and
Verulam Angling Centre
VAC bailiff Terry Field is the the owner of
the Verulam Angling tackle shop in St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road,
directly opposite the Morrison's store.
Pop in or call Terry
on 01727 861777
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