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Another great year ahead
Looking back, 2017 was a
excellent year for most Verulam waters. Whilst many of
our waters continued to be their great consistent selves (I'm
think Marford and Leasey Bridge here) others seemed to have
moved up a notch (or two).
In particular, our Riverside Rd venue, set in
the heart of St Albans City, has been particularly productive as
the effort and expense of recent improvements start to pay off.
Match weights, even in the depths of Winter, have been way above
previous years and it's not just carp. These days a winning
weight could easily include perch to 3lb, bream over 4lb and
Down at Frogmore, we did have some issues last
Summer and number of mid-sized carp were lost. But sensible and
prompt action by the fishery team allowed to fishery to reopen
quicker than expected and regular visitors have reported plenty
of carp to double-figures plus numerous bream, F1's and roach.
Unfortunately we have lost Aldenham reservoir
but for those seeking big carp, Moor Mill has
continued to produce the goods for those prepared to make the
effort. The large head of carp do not give themselves up easily
but once you've worked out what they want the rewards can be
amazing as Robbie Brown proved. Along with the 31lb'er (above)
he's had, in his own words, "dozens of others to 27lb". And, for
variety, a few big tench to 8.04 (see right).
Half-season membership is still
available. If you were previously a member last season there's no need to
pay the joining fee again although if you were required to
complete a work party and didn't get to do one then the levy
Members whose tickets expired in earlier seasons will need to
pay the joining fee again, please use your original member ID.
For more information and the forms, please go to our
Terry Lathwell was pleased he signed up for the VAC day-trip to
the lower River Itchen. Whilst some were chasing the abundant
grayling and brown trout, or seeking monster roach, Terry was
focussed on getting one of the elusive Itchen barbel. As you can
see, he was exceptionally successful with the 16.10 monster,
adding another big double to complete the brace before the long
As to be expected at this time
of year it's been tough going. However, Riverside has continued to
produce fish, despite the cold and snow, with weights over 20lb
winning the mid-week matches.
The Championship is, at the time of writing, down to the last couple
of matches, with Colin Rennision odds-on to win.
Whilst there's still demand Steve Burfoot is still running our Tuesday matches at
Riverside (until it closes for trout fishing in February) as well as
at Frogmore. For more details on all
VAC fixtures check out the match pages via the link top-left.
A reminder that we have a
great deal for members at
Lakes at London
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one-rod day-ticket normally costs £7 that means members get a
days' fishing for just £3. Check out the venues
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VAC members can fish The Tring
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venues, rainbows, kingfishers or unicorns. Doesn't have to be a fish
New pictures urgently needed !!
The VAC Christmas match came close to being cancelled but 17 managed to get the
Riverside and most had a bite or two.
Here's Robbie Brown's 8.04 Moor Mill tench.
Chris Stride rocked the national record with this 3oz ruffe from Riverside
Andy Trigg's first match back at Frogmore produced this 12.10 common.
This 23lb mirror is typical of the numerous carp Robbie Brown has landed on his
2017 campaign at Moor Mill
With the annual trout season at Riverside starting in February here's a reminder
of Martha Thompson's 8lb rainbow from 10 years ago.
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directly opposite the Morrison's store.
Pop in or call Terry
on 01727 861777
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