of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.
 Issue 79

September 2006


Match Calendar
Match Reports
Trout Fishing
Verulam Carp
Tackle Shops

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To contact the webmaster and to send pictures

Match Bookings :

Due to water level issues no bookings will now be taken for Frogmore for season 2006-07.


Got something to say or had a good catch on club waters - then just click to let us know. 

But if you've a question about rules, club policy etc. email the  Secretary




Remember, our Junior Section needs YOUR contributions..........


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. 

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     Good Practice Guides


Health & Safety


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VAC members get 5% discount on bait products from

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Bookings now being taken for this season and 2007.


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What a Fantastic Day......

August 19th was the date for the VAC's first open day. Held at Riverside Rd over 30 enthusiastic members and supporters plus representatives of other groups such as the Ver Society welcomed around 400 curious visitors to our premier fishery. Within this number were some 150 juniors, many of whom had never fished before and were keen to catch their first fish.

Some were able to fish alone, some had a chance to fish with their grandparents, and others stood in line waiting for a chance to have a go with one of the 'coaches'.


The club was fortunate to receive great support from many of the local tackle shops and manufacturers in the form of bait and free tackle. Very popular were the 5m whips from Leeda and every child received a goody bag from Oakwood Tackle.


Amongst the days many highlights we were very honoured to be officially 'opened' by the The Right Worshipful the Mayor of St. Albans who stayed for two hours and was very complementary about our fishery.


More pictures next month.

Will we do it again in 2007? Watch this space.


Hang on son, it's a carp!

First Fish

Family Fun

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Well done Sheila


A regular competitor at our Summer series of matches for juniors, ladies and over 60's is Sheila Miles. Some dozen years older than the VAC itself, Sheila had her share of the glory in a recent match at Riverside Road when she landed this 9lb 4oz ghost carp. Along with a single roach this was enough to take top spot on the day. .

Do you recognise your litter?

It's highly likely that most of our junior members are regular web users and visitors to this site. So it's highly likely that they will recognise the rubbish they carefully placed into a white carrier bag before lobbing it into the trees at the back of Tony's Lake, Frogmore.

In case you've forgotten what you dumped, here's a reminder. We know from the sell-by date on the Ginsters wrapper and the date on the Stanborough day tickets more-or-less when you were on our fishery. We know by the Haribo sweets packet that you are likely to be junior members. We know by the tackle packets that you shop at Colney Tackle.

You need to know that when we catch you, you will lose your membership...for life.


Your Contribution

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These Bream where caught by Juniors Stuart McGrath and new member James Tammaro at Moor Mill. The fish weighed 8lb 8oz , 8lb 4oz and 7lb 14oz all on the quivertip and corn.

Connor McGrath with 11lb 4 oz of Roach caught on the waggler with corn as hookbait. Connor was also fishing at Moor Mill. 17lb 8oz mirror carp (Starburst) caught at Moor Mill Fishery. It was caught just before dark on the Island Pit by Luke Cole aged 11 years.

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