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As seen in Anglers Mail
Not for the first time Verulam AC has featured in the
This time the cameras and reporter were up at
Marford Farm, our wonderful stretch of the upper River Lea at
As seen in the Anglers Mail dated 15 January, member Joe Royffe
got permission from the club to run a feature on one of our most
popular waters. In the three-page article he describes the
tackle, tactics and baits used to net, on the day, over 20 chub
to 4lb plus some roach and perch. On this occasion no barbel.
In the article, he describes watching countless chub intercept
his loose-fed maggots with flashes of barbel beneath the chub,
taking the position of the gravels.
in amongst the chub, one of Marford's spectacular 2lb+
roach. These are the wisest of fish at this venue but
even they will make a mistake occasionally and have been
landed to 3lb.
As VAC members fully know, whilst it's the many barbel,
to around 12lb, that see this fishery busy throughout
the season, it also holds perch over 4lb, dace to 1lb
(see below), monster gudgeon, hard-fighting carp to
double figures and at least one tench, a fish of around
2.08 that sees the bank a few times each year, often
much the to surprise of the lucky angler.
VAC Forum: Due to current low levels of use and some issues
with the current version of software used it has been agreed to
close the forum before April. Instead, members are invited to make
use of our FaceBook page which can be found
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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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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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 !!
Smallford provided this good looking 10lb mirror to Nick Tubby.
VAC honorary secretary Mark Jones won a Riverside match at the end of November
with this 36lb catch of mostly small carp.
Alan Gardner had this 3lb perch in his net on a recent Felmersham match.
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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