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Season 2018-19 Fixtures - now published - click here


Match Scene - A new season awaits by Stan Kiddle

Last season was a real mixed bag with numerous great catches (perhaps best ever season at Riverside and Frogmore) but some difficult times as well, what with a fish kill at Frogmore and an up-an-down winter. Luckily, as recent results have proved, Frogmore still has plenty of fish and our mid-week matches continue to be well supported with often 10-12 fishing.

Looking forward, with Riverside opening earlier than previous years and a great selection of venues for our Championship fixtures (details above the next twelve months should be even better.

Over the last year there have been some changes in the match committee and a big effort has been made to listen to feedback. As a result we are going to see some six-hour matches in the Summer, section pools re-introduced and greater clarity on pools payouts. We have also introduced a Facebook page so that items of a more dynamic nature plus input from members can be easily accessed. This is a closed page - so you need to be a VAC member to be allowed entry.

Remember that you can see last season's results (and all years back to 2001) on the match archive at the bottom of this page.


Match news

Riverside hosted the fourth Spring warm-up before the new season's fixtures and produced a massive 475lb of fish to the 23 anglers fishing (three of those didn't bother to weigh in). More remarkable was that we had a draw for 1st as both Josh Blavins and Alan Gardner had 63.15.

Pictured left, Webmaster Stan Kiddle with some of his Riverside 56.15 2nd place weight on the 8th May Tuesday match.  A close match with three 55lb+ weights. This was just two days after a special Keith Speer memorial match won by Lee Ripper from Kings Langley AS with 63lb from peg 30. Results here.

Next matches:  The new season's Championship will kick off on June 10th at Riverside as is tradition. And, as always, it will be a Charity match so we will be charging 3 along with optional pools. Prior to that is the Champ of Champs match at Alders Farm on May 27th.

A reminder that all members are welcome to participate and if you want to go on the distribution list to get the emails for results and booking on please just email matches@verulam-angling.co.uk  
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Week-day matches:  

Click here for the fixture schedule for April until end July

 

The Tuesday matches are now alternating between Frogmore, Riverside and away venues. Results do vary with the weather but winning weights are always respectable, plus attendance is good, usually 10 or more .

 

Draws are at 8:30 and fishing 10 to 3 although this may be tweaked slightly on the day.

Pools are optional and are just 5 plus optional 2 for a 'silvers pool'. Steve Burfoot is running these matches so if you want to book on please contact him here or telephone 07505 109880.   Fishery nets provided at the VAC waters.

 

Pictured right is organiser Steve with part of his 58.12 winning weight from Riverside on 8 May.


A reminder that, due to demand, booking for ALL MATCHES is vital. This must be via email or text, don't just mention it whilst weighing in two months earlier and expect us to remember. And, if you fail to turn up, you will be liable for the peg fee. 

 For more information regarding VAC matches contact Allan Bayman : 07768 901252  or Stan Kiddle on 07860 807516

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Season 2018-19 Results

Season 2018-19 Championship *  Evening League points * Champ of Champs *  Weekday League

Click on the Date for a match result 

Date

Venue

Event Winner

Weight   

22 May 2018 Riverside Mid-week knock-up Ray Cormack  24.12
20 May 2018 Riverside Spring Warm-Up #4 Josh Blavins/
Alan Gardner
 63.15
15 May 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot  34.00
08 May 2018 Riverside Mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot  57.12
01 May 2018 Southend Farm Mid-week knock-up Chris Budden  27.07
29 April 2018 Alban Lakes (Willows) Spring Warm-Up #3  Steve Burfoot  81.10
24 April 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Roger Brown  28.13
17 April 2018 Southend Farm Mid-week knock-up Chris Budden  84.09
10 April 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Roger Brown  20.04
03 April 2018 Southend Farm Mid-week knock-up  Barry Cowley  47.11
01 April 2018 Puddledock Spring Warm-Up #2  Roger Brown  46.12
27 Mar 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Dave McGrath 19.01
22 Mar 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Chris Stride 40.10
13 Mar 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 14.05
11 Mar 2018 Frogmore Spring Warm-Up #1 Colin Rennison 18.14

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