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By the rivers of barbel, Ron..
[sorry Bony M]
VAC members will be aware
of the great barbel fishing on offer. Marford Farm has a
fantastic reputation and one that the VAC works hard to maintain. For instance,
we aim to comply 100% with the landlords wishes regarding access times and any
members on the venue when they shouldn't be are at risk of loosing their
membership. Equally, there's zero tolerance to litter and all anglers are asked
to make fish care paramount with use of barbless hooks and unhooking mats
plus to ensure that barbel are allowed to fully recover before being released.
The fish do seem to be doing well
despite the pressure and we are particularly please to see
healthy recruitment on both our Lea venues with baby barbel being caught at Marford
and at Leasey.
this the smallest 'headline' fish ever featured on the VAC site?
Our Ouse and Ivel venues all hold
big barbel and already fish to 14lb 14oz have been reported from our new water
at Milton Ernest.
Note that this new stretch is still being prepared with regards to access,
parking and swims but can now be fished.
If you fancy expanding your
knowledge of barbel fishing, the VAC Specialist Committee have arranged another
of their popular teach-ins at Felmersham on September 19. Check out the new
Specialist Pages from the link button (left) to learn more plus read the
many articles on specialist fishing now available.
One young man who may think he knows
it all already is Rhys Shield who, with dad Paul, paid another visit to Marford
at the end of August to record seven barbel including two doubles of 10.03 and
10.09..just short of his existing venue record.
VAC Open Day Video Memories
We had a very successful open day at
Riverside in July. Full details on last months pages available from the Archive
button. To watch the video click the pic
(right) to load and play. It's 55mb and just under five minutes long.
do you put on the Future of Angling?
However, despite widespread
publicity and the distribution of half a million membership leaflets,
the level of recruitment has to date, fallen below expectations. This
shortfall, along with higher than expected costs, is threatening the
viability of the Trust.
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Adult membership is just
£20 per year. Click the logo to learn more about the work of the Angling
Trust and why your £20 is important to preserve angling for future
shortfall : Of 4 million anglers less than 1% have joined the Trust
– many more were expected to have signed up and, despite thousands of
further members of former organisations due to renew in the remaining
months of the year, the Board is not confident the organisation can
continue to provide sufficient service to members without making
Fishing on the Curriculum
Member and parent Rod Purcell
offered to show a few of his daughter's school chums what fun
fishing can be and it became a great four week experience.
To read the full story
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Newsletters & e-News.
One or two members
might have not received the latest VAC newsletter due to the
transition to our new
Club Database. Therefore, on this occasion, it's also available for
download by clicking the image on the left.
the first new 'e-news issues have gone out. If you didn't receive a copy
in your in-box then you need to make sure we have your email address. Of
the 550 already on file, 50 or so are 'dead' and our transmission
Please also be reminded
that if you do not add your email address to your profile on the Club
Database you will soon cease to receive e-News.
Please do not confuse the
fact that your email may be registered on the
VAC Forum -
these are totally independent systems.
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Associate Venues -
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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 members
VAC members, on production of their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmaster...
Yet another record tumbles as Kev
Hawes bagged this 3.06 perch from Marford on maggot.
Marford bailiff Terry Lathwell used
hemp to fool this cracking roach
Rhys Shield netted this 10-03 barbel
as part of a bag of seven along with another of 10.09
I'm sworn to secrecy as to where
Keith Speer landed this beautiful wild brown trout. VAC forum members will have
found the clues.
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Tingrith - important news
Unfortunately our association with
Tingrith has come to an end as they have now moved to season ticket only