Issue 103

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.                                                                                            September  2008..


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Fishing, golf, sun & sand - 2 bed family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.

VAC Clothing

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Luxury 8 berth caravan to let - 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.

Bookings now being taken for 2009. Open from March to October inclusive.

Contact Barry Killinger on 07966 394717 for further details.


Discount Baits

VAC members, on production of a valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from

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VAC presents

The Early Days of Carp Fishing

with Mike Wilson - Click here for details

What a Fantastic Day

Saturday 6th September was the elected date for the VAC Open Day at Riverside Road. With heavy rain leading up to the event, and a dodgy forecast for the weekend, it was with some apprehension when the club's dependable officers assembled late of Friday to put together the various marquees and displays.


Amazingly, Saturday arrived with bright skies and at the 'official' start time of 10am there were many members and their families already circulating amongst the various carp, trout, match section displays. The BBQ was up and running (under cover, just in case) and Bill Arnold was doing a great trade in teas, coffees and other assorted liquid refreshments.


The occasional brief shower didn't dampen enthusiasm and it was delightful to see numerous youngsters being given a chance to have a go on a whip, pole or rod. Top result on the day must be this chap who played this plump mirror carp for perhaps 30 minutes on a whip and 20 hook before Roger Smith stepped in to help land it.



Plenty more smiles could be seen around the fishery and, as the day progressed, the pole anglers and carp anglers were hooking into hard fighting carp and tench, each fish landed in front of an appreciative audience.. As the day drew to a close crowds assembled for the raffle draw with the stands only being taken down after 5pm. No doubt about it, it was yet another successful day for the VAC.

Tried Timberland yet?

A reminder that VAC members can fish free of charge on production of their VAC membership papers at the Timberland fishery complex on the west side of Harlow.

With five lakes on the complex there's something for everyone. In my last trip I had this 10lb mirror plus a dozen others between 2lb & 7lb on pole fished paste. A couple of weeks earlier I had around 70lb of small carp from the Baggers Lake. Click here for more detail

Junior Pages

now updated

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Who needs Matt Hayes when we have Matt Young to produce articles for the VAC's Junior Pages. Latest from Matt's keyboard is a write-up on a recent trip to Marford.

WANTED : More articles like this.


VAC Forum

Our new forum is still proving very popular.  However we still have many people apply to join who then do not respond when asked to confirm details. Remember, the forum is only for current VAC members and you will need to confirm your details by email to the webmaster before access is provided. If this is not done within 14 days your request will be cancelled.


Please note that Hotmail users need to check their junk folder for automated replies from the forum software. We have a number of applications fail where the member has not seen our replies.

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, 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. 


 1 off all day tickets for VAC members




Your Ken's Contribution

VAC bailiff Ken Neville was active with his camera on the Open Day - do you see yourself here?







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