Issue 91

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                             September 2007..


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Young Blood

The VAC are having yet another record year with membership already up to last years record levels. With some 360 new members this year we are now forecasting membership to exceed 1,700 for this season.

Even more important is the fact that the VAC has over 170 junior members. Whilst this is just over 10% of total membership it's so important that youngsters come into the sport and are able to appreciate the benefits of being a VAC member.

Here we have Philip Axworthy with one of several large carp caught off the top at Frogmore. Unfortunately AFTER the junior match in which Phil was competing.

These junior members will, in time, inherit the club and all it stands for. The VAC therefore recognises the importance of supporting and encouraging juniors. But are we doing enough? Are you a junior member, or the parent of a junior member? What do you think the VAC could do to help and encourage more juniors into the club? Please share your thoughts and ideas by emailing the secretary via the link on the left.

Lee Cole (9) seems to have got 'the touch' for the Leather Pit at Moor Mill with this 9-09 bream and 6-10 carp, both caught on maize.

If you too would like to see your catch pictures on here, email them to the webmaster with your name and details of your catch.

Club lands new fishery

ACQUIRING a new fishery every year has now become something of a tradition for the VAC and we are pleased to continue this by announcing a further stretch of the river Great Ouse. Situated just north of Felmersham village, this attractive stretch of river provides around 30 pegs and will no doubt prove popular both with our competitions section as well as the pleasure angler. Around 1,000 yards in length, the fishery is on a long sweeping bend of the river, lined with plantation willows with a mature tree-lined bank opposite and is only 100 yards from the car park. There are slow, wider lengths as well as faster runs and a good opportunity to fish under the over- hanging trees and bushes on the far bank. The car park is opposite the entrance and with careful parking, you could get several vehicles in with more on match days when all depart at the same time. Entry is by a public footpath sign, following along side this path down to the river.

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Your Contribution

He's back again, Rhys Shield with one of the biggest chub ever reported from Marford at 5.01

On the same day, with using hair-rigged boilie, Rhys landed this 8-13 barbel.

Luke Sicheri-Peel fished on Tony's Lake using plastic corn to bag this  'crucian' - more likely a like brown goldfish I think


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