of St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Issue 7


October issue now in production - Come back soon             *            Match results updated

Welcome to the Verulam Angling Club web site.

In this issue:-

  • History of the VAC

  • About our fisheries

  • Subscription Details 

  • Contacts

  • Events

  • Current Newsletter

  • Latest News 

  • Match Calendar 

  • Match Reports - updated

  • Trout Fishing

  • Junior Section

  • Previous Issues

  • Where are the all the juniors?

    Playstations, cable TV and the Internet are great diversions for today's youngsters.

    What we really need to see are more keen young faces out learning the gentle art of angling and where better than on VAC's waters!


    The VAC offer free fishing

    on club waters for juniors

    of 12 and under


    by an adult and 

    favorable rates

    for 'father/son'

    type tickets.


    Also, several

    matches are

    run each 


    for juniors and

    they are, of course,

    always welcome at any

    event. For more details

    contact the club secretary.





    As way of illustration here's young Jenny Kiddle with a typical Frogmore tench from the car park pool.

    To contact the Secretary by email click here: jtrew@verulam-angling.demon.co.uk

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    Near miss at Div III Nats!

    Following last years’ outstanding performance good things were expected from this years squad. The venue was the River Nene around Wellingborough, so not too far to travel. This was also the first National since the radical changes, that were being trialled, had been introduced. These changes included a random section draw that meant no one team had all the end pegs, section draws were made three weeks prior to the day allowing anglers to know in advance which section they were to fish. In some sections cars not coaches were used to get to the sections. Much of the excitement of the draw was lost with it being virtually unimportant, the other main let down was the fact that the bookie was only taking section bets, everyone likes to have a flutter on themselves at a National with the dream of winning £8-£10,000 a reality to one person each match.

    As we arrived for the draw at Wicksteed Park the heavens opened in true summer fashion, the car park threatened to turn into a complete quagmire but fortunately the rain stopped before the cars were due to leave for the river. Once at the pegs most of the squad were faced with a similar situation, a rising river with little colour and a lot of weed . Some of the weed had been cut, but only to just below the surface making fishing very tricky indeed.

    Returning to the HQ after the weigh-in it became apparent that we had not equaled last years’ performance, but with all the team catching it was no disaster. Notable performances came from Stewart Arrowsmith, who was second in his section with three fish for3.13kg, Cliff Myers took second best points with 63 from H section, his 1.21kg could have been far more if he could have landed on of the ten or so pike that grabbed small fish as he was landing them. Other notable performances were Stan Kiddles’ 59 points from A section and Ash Adams 51 from J section.

     The results were finally announced after a couple of computer “glitches”. The team finally ended up in 53rd. position out of 88 teams, unfortunately due to the re-organisation of the divisions for next year the number of relegations was high and we were relegated. We were only two places and seventeen points away from safety, still looking on the bright side next years event is on the Basingstoke Canal which is more local, and easier to practice, than the Stainforth & Keadby Canal.

    All the team members would like to express their thanks to Dave Cragg who acted as our steward for the day.

    For the full results visit the NFA Results pages here =>

    IYour contribution here?

    Any articles, photos and comments would be welcome. With a thousand members I'm sure some of you must be capable of producing some quality photos of fish from club waters.

    Send your submissions to:- stan.kiddle@bt.com

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    Thanks to member Maurice Matthews for this digital snap of a good chub from Leasey Bridge.



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