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As I write this
it's early October and yet it's
still 20c outside. After an amazing summer, albeit at times too
hot and too dry, the leaves are starting to fall, colour is
dropping out of the still waters and fish are becoming harder to
locate and catch.
Leather Pit @ Moor Mill. Picture by Peter
For the VAC it's been another challenging but, overall,
successful, start to the new club year. Since the Spring the
club has completed construction of a new clubhouse and coaching
facility at Riverside Road, seen membership levels remain steady
after a slight fall last year and at both Frogmore and Riverside
records have tumbled.
At Smallford, Moor Mill and Lysander Fisheries, numerous
specimen carp, bream and tench have been banked and, despite low
levels, our River Lea venues continue to provide great chub and
barbel sport along with quality, roach, dace and perch.
Additionally, back in July, we celebrated the official opening
of the new club house with an Open Day. For a change the weather
was good and good numbers of families paid us a visit ensuring
that our angling coaches were busy.
Our Ouse and Ivel venues have also seen some improvements with a
good number of specimens reported as well as Chinese whispers
regarding some very special fish. Understandably, those who have
put in the hours to crack these challenging natural venues like
to keep things to themselves.
Unfortunately Troy Lake,
Denham has suffered what's believed to be a total fish kill; a result of de-oxygenation from an
algae bloom. The VAC GC are reviewing options for the future. Things have also been tough at Turnford with
being closed due to low water levels. If we get good rainfall this
autumn it will be reopened.
However, at our associated waters such as Alban lakes and
Timberlands the fishing has improved considerably after difficulties
in 2017. Later this year the club is aiming to circulate a web based
survey to members to determine which waters are perhaps not used as
much as we might think and, for example, where any current
restrictions might be a factor.
This popular option, with subs at half price and
tickets valid until June 15 2019, will be available from 1st
It is a requirement that all able-bodied
senior members undertake at least one working party per year.
This needs to be completed before end April 2019 to avoid a £40
levey on next season's membership fee.
Details of forthcoming work parties are circulated via eNews so
members need to ensure that they are receiving these regularly.
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folders and ensure that we have your current email address
recorded correctly. See below....
Leasey Bridge - picture by Adrian Georgi
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Always a popular way to introduce
your pals to the VAC. In addition tot the usual
channels you can now also pick up tickets from Colney Tackle, London Colney
and Verulam Tackle, Hatfield Road, St Albans.
All guests must be accompanied by a full member.
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to date via e-news nor can we accept your application to join the VAC Forum. To
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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
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 a
valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from
A reminder that the
Webmaster welcomes your contributions. Happy to receive your photos of VAC
venues, rainbows, kingfishers or unicorns. Doesn't have to be a fish
New pictures urgently needed !!
Andy Watson had this beautiful mirror from Moor Mill's Island Lake
Josh Blavins annihilated the Riverside 5-hour match record with 132lb from peg
30 back in August.
Also a new record from Riverside was Martin Funnell's 64lb in 3 hours during the
popular evening league series.
A reminder to let the relevant fishery manager know ASAP if you spot any
cormorants on VAC waters. Numbers are on your club card.
Another pic 'borrowed' from the Moor Mill Facebook page. This mid twenties
mirror was landed by Alan Day.
Verulam Angling Centre
VAC bailiff Terry Field is the the owner of
the Verulam Angling tackle shop in St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road,
directly opposite the Morrison's store.
Pop in or call Terry
on 01727 861777
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