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It was nearly 55 years ago when
the VAC first excavated the former cress beds between the
Verulam golf course and the former St Albans to Hatfield branch
Many changes have been made over the years but, if you look
closely in some areas, you can still see the forgotten remains
of timbers used for swims that only made sense in the days of
10ft split-cane rods.
So if you a looking for a comfortable, safe, picturesque fishery
where you can get bites all day long from fish that tug back
then surely the VAC's Riverside Rd, in the heart of St Albans,
is for you.
Considered the jewel in the VAC crown this 50+ peg water has
always aimed to offer something for everyone, including
fishing in the early spring. But a few years back catches were
declining, especially of smaller fish, and the General Committee
agreed and actioned a redevelopment plan to bring back the glory
That plan is now paying off as
evidenced with match results this season. With reworked
banks (still lots to do), numerous floating islands to
provide sanctuary for the fish from winter cormorants
and generous restocking policies almost every swim is
capable of 25lb+ catches. Current 5hr record is 68lb.
It's not all carp either. Catches are often made up of
carp plus bream to 4lb, crucians to 1lb, crucian hybrids
to 3lb, roach, rudd, perch and even the odd chub.
Alan Thomas with a
recent 43lb match catch
And it's not just about the fishing
The redevelopment plan included provision for a permanent club
house to replace the various units installed over the years.
After longer-than-expected delays with permission and licenses,
work is now well underway.
The new building, when completed will provide meeting rooms for
club business plus classroom coaching sessions. A new kitchen
facility will be installed to allow the provision of
refreshments for club matches and open days along with a new
toilet block to replace the current portacabins.
Alan Thomas did well on a hot day Tuesday at
Riverside out on peg 30 to net nearly 43lb. His catch included the
stunning (or is that stunned) 'Butterscotch', a 9lb..ish
yellow ghost koi that's been around for years
(click here for a pic in 2005), but never seems to reach
But Al's weight was someway behind the webmaster's weight of 60.05,
a catch of about 20 or so carp plus a few crucians from
ever-reliable peg 22. Backup weights were excellent, all but one
weighing in over 20lb.
Always more welcome on our Tuesday matches. 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
Colney. Our members get a
discount of £4 off any ticket price. As a
one-rod day-ticket normally costs £7 that means members get a
days' fishing for just £3. Check out the venues
and remember to follow all the rules.
CHANGED: After refreshing
the VAC home pages every month or two since March 2000 I've decided
to slow things down a little pending a complete site makeover
hopefully later in 2017. So, for the time being, each quarter of the
calendar year will see a fresh home page published rather than
monthly or bi-monthly. Any urgent notices, e.g. new venues, will be
added as and when to the existing pages. As ever, I would love to
receive your contributions, be they pictures, articles or just
feedback. And remember that you can look back at all the old issues
via the Archive link. Thanks....Stan, Webmaster
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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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VAC members, on production of their
club card, can fish for no charge subject to conditions. See VAC fisheries page
for details.and number to call.
VAC members can fish The Tring
Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement.
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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 !!
Mick Salmon netted this 12.03 barbel from one of our shared sections of the Lea.
This 8.04 tench was caught by Robbie Brown from Moor Mill's Leather Pit. Much
bigger tench have been caught in the past to over 12lb.
VAC Chairman Ash Adams proved he still knows how to win a match, taking 1st place on
the VAC's fixture at Redbridge Lakes.
Andy Zneimer, who's had a cracking run in his first ever evening match series,
found time for a late session at Leasey Bridge. This 15.08 carp is one of the
best of many specimens he's reported.
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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