Issue 127

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                          September  2010..

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Moor Mill - 5 Years On

It was September 2005 when the VAC got to take over the former LAA waters at Park Street. The first weekend will be well remembered by the 50 or so volunteers who turned up and helped fill some four skips with the accumulated rubbish after years of neglect.



As always, there were those who said it will never work, that we would have to offer day tickets, that the car park is unsafe and so on.

Bradley Wiffen with this 21lb perfect common from the Island Lake


All those negative views have been proved wrong and under the stewardship of fishery manager Paul Hill and his bailiff team (in particular Keith Speers) the VAC's Moor Mill fishery has become one of the VAC's most successful venues. Cautious fish stocking into the largest water, the Island Lake, has produced a productive 'runs' water with many carp anglers reporting good multiple catches of double-figure fish with the occasional 'twenty'. Fast growth rates are being recorded so we should see the average weights continue to rise. The Island Lake, along with the other lakes on the venue also offers a chance of some very big tench, bream and perch. The Leather Pit is home to the VAC's largest fish, 'Toadless', a 40lb+ leather carp along with tench to 12lb and bream over 15lb.


The team have a long list of future enhancements to implement so we fully expect Moor Mill to go from strength to strength. Here's to the next five years !!!

Fishers Green Consortium

As the largest club in the newly formed Fishers Green Consortium we are delighted to welcome new members who are particularly keen to fish the former CEMEX fishery.


We appreciate you have a choice of 11 clubs so we hope you will recognise the great value the VAC offers with eight rivers venues, six still water complexes and access to eight other consortiums in addition to Fishers Green.

Membership for 2010-11 Season

Important notice: We've learnt that some who were members last year think that if they've not renewed by June 16 then they have to pay a joining fee again. This is not correct. So long as you rejoin this season at any time you do not need to pay the joining fee. However, should you not renew until next season you previous membership will have been deemed to have lapsed. You will retain your member ID, it stays with you for life, but if you let your membership lapse for one or more complete seasons a joining fee will be required when you come back. If you were a member last season and have not yet renewed you can download a form, get a form from one of our local tackle shops or, best of all, renew on-line via Member Services. Once you have completed your details you will need to print out and post back the form with payment and pictures if applicable.


For more information click the Subscriptions button at the top.


Remember, that unless your email address is registered on Club DB, our membership database, we can't keep you up to date via e-news nor can we accept your application to join the VAC Forum. To check and update your details see the Subscriptions page

Picture Perfect?

Club DB, our excellent member database, is now serving us well with members able to log in and update their details at any time.


However, a large number of members have not yet sent in or uploaded a passport style picture which we will need to print up your next membership card. We believe we have now resolved some the technical difficulties but for those who cannot upload a suitable picture please find time to either email your photo (quoting ID number) or pop a picture in the post to the Registrar. More details on the Subscriptions page.

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 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 club card, can fish the day ticket section of Jack's Lake free of charge


Your Contribution

Don't be shy, send your catch pics to the webmaster...  

Sadly Pat Waugh lost her husband Ian last year but she still fishes when possible and was delighted to bank this 8lb'er at Frogmore.

Allan Bayman landed this 16.08 grey toned common on the pole. Venue was the Island Lake at Moor Mill.

Freyja Estall-Hewett enjoyed a day at Riverside and included this chunky brown goldfish in a mixed bag of tench, carp and crucians.

Another junior doing well at Riverside is Taylor Cerri. This 12.08 mirror is one of the largest in the venue

Still at Moor Mill and this 15lb very dark, very old looking mirror took a surface bait. Matthew Smith is the lucky captor.


Verulam Angling Centre



VAC bailiff Terry Field is the new owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in Fleetville, St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road, directly opposite the Morrison's store.


Terry looks forward to meeting VAC members. Equally, non members are welcome and Terry can provide lots of advice regarding VAC waters plus membership forms to get you into the best angling club in the South-East.


You can also call him on 01727 861777

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