Fisheries

Verulam Angling is proud of the diversity and quality of it's private fisheries. We offer everything from big carp (to over 40lb), barbel to 17lb, bream to 20lb, tench to 14lb, roach to 3lb and many more great specimens. Our 'home' waters; Riverside Rd, Frogmore, Moor Mill and Smallford offer great sport for anglers of all ages and experience. And, along with great fishing we work hard to make sure that the waters and the surroundings look good as well with many of our waters a haven for wildlife.

 

All our waters are maintained through regular working parties to ensure they offer the safe and comfortable fishing with nearly half of the club's annual income investing in improvements and restocking. Additionally, unlike many clubs, we offer trout fishing on two venues.

 

The club holds a special fisheries acquisition fund and will be pleased to consider offers of suitable waters for lease or purchase. 

 
  Rivers
River Lee, 

Marford Farm

What can we say about marvellous  Marford Farm? Situated on the River Lee just outside Wheathampstead on the Welwyn Garden City road, it is a superb fishery with almost a mile of bank. 

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River Lea, 

Leasey Bridge

The club owns the freehold on this rapidly improving 500 yard stretch of the River Lee and backwater between the village of Wheathampstead and Harpenden. 

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River Ouse, Felmersham The largest of our two Ouse fisheries, some nine miles north of Bedford. The club now holds around a mile and a half of riverbank including meadows, spinney and islands. There is also a short section near the village church.

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River Ouse, Radwell This single bank stretch can probably claim to be one of the most famous sections of the river because of its large population of barbel and chub.

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River Ouse, Carlton Road Situated just north of Felmersham village, this attractive stretch of river provides around 30 pegs and will no doubt prove popular both with our competitions section as well as the pleasure angler.

Around 1,000 yards in length, the fishery is on a long sweeping bend of the river, lined with plantation willows with a mature tree-lined bank opposite and is only 100 yards from the car park.

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River Ouse, Milton Earnest More details of this beautiful stretch of the Ouse plus two lakes to be added soon.

 

River Ouse, Tingewick Fishery, Buckingham Situated on the western outskirts of Buckingham, this attractive stretch of the upper Great Ouse is a new addition to the VAC fishery portfolio.

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Bellows Mill, near Eaton Bray  A short section of the Ouzel adjacent to our two lakes.

 

  Stillwaters

Bellows Mill, near Eaton Bray 

Open All Year!

The VAC's premier freehold fishery near Whipsnade Zoo and featuring a carp-free coarse lake, a trout lake and a short stretch of the River Ouzel.

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Aldenham Reservoir, near Elstree 

Open All Year!

This 70 acre reservoir has a great angling history with massive specimens of various species banked over the years.

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Moor Mill Pits,

Park Street 

Open All Year!

Four very different waters close to St Albans offering a variety of fishing with some very special specimens of varying species to aim for.

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Riverside Road, 

St Albans

In the 1960s, not having a long-term secure fishing in St Albans, the club literally dug this fishery out of disused watercress beds. Since then, we have extended the area to what you see today and it has become the club's prime local water.

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Smallford Pit, 

Open All Year!

The largest of our two local gravel pits, Smallford is open all year round and is situated just off the St Albans to Hatfield road, approximately halfway between the two.

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Frogmore Complex

Open All Year!

Situated between St Albans and Radlett (not to be confused with our waters at Moor Mill), Frogmore is also a long established fishery. Following considerable reworking it now features a prolific 30 peg 'carp match' water...

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Lancaster Lake

Open All Year!

The VAC have full access to this carp-only lake on the Lysander Park fisheries complex at Sawbridgeworth, near Bishops Stortford.  The lake holds good numbers of carp to over 35lb, a real 'runs-water' but the longer term strategy is to remove the smaller fish and develop the lake into a true specimen water. Special access arrangements are in place.

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Lysander Lake

Open All Year!

This is the 28 peg match lake on the Lysander Park fisheries complex at Sawbridgeworth, near Bishops Stortford.  The lake holds good numbers of carp to over 15lb with 4-5lb being typical. There are also a number of very big bream to over 9lb, some colourful golden ide plus the usual roach, rudd and perch. Click for more
Hurricane Lake

Open All Year!

This small pool features just nine pegs. Some are very close, others separated by dense brambles and fallen trees. Due to the small size of this water, and the nature of the stock,  fishing is by pre-booking only. It will also be available for small matches - see contacts on the Lysander page.
NOTE: Fishing is by prior booking only. Please call or text Barry Killinger on 07966 394717.
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  Associate venues

Fishers Green, Lea and Pits

 

The VAC is the largest member of the Fishers Green Consortium controlling the fishing on this famous piece of old River Lea, Relief Channel and adjacent gravel pits.

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Willows Lakes, London Colney
Open All Year!

The VAC have a great deal with Willows Lakes, a discount of 4 off any ticket price. As a day-ticket normally costs 7 that means VAC members get a days' fishing (one rod) for just 3. Check out the venues website and remember to follow all the rules.

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Timberland Fishery Harlow

Open All Year!

The VAC have established a agreement with the owners of Timberland to allow members to fish all the waters on site at no charge on production of their membership documents and in with the following conditions.

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Ivel Protection Association (IPA)

The VAC are member of  the Ivel Protection Association, giving members access to around eight miles of the river and its tributaries

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Turnford Consortium

Open All Year!

Four lakes in the Lea Valley Park, shared with other clubs.

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Denham - Troy Lake and River Colne backwater

Lake open all year

THE VAC have a water sharing agreement with Uxbridge Rovers AC  for fishing on the 45 acre lake and the adjacent stretch of the River Colne relief channel. Situated close to the A412 between Rickmansworth and Denham this water holds a number of big carp to 43lb plus possible record tench and bream. The river holds chub, roach and barbel to specimen sizes

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Aylesbury Arm

Open all year

THE VAC have a water sharing agreement with the Tring Anglers Association  for fishing on this prolific section of the Grand Union Canal. Easily reached from the A41, the VAC has access to four distinct sections each holding good carp plus numerous shoals of roach, bream, perch and other species.

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Jack's Lake, Cockfosters
Open all year
The VAC have an alliance with the Hadley Angling & Preservation society whereby our members can fish the day ticket section of Jack's Lake in North London free of charge providing you show your VAC membership card.

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River Lea, Towpath Fisheries Following agreement with the partnership of Ware Angling Club and Hertford Angling Club, VAC members are entitled, with their VAC ticket, to fish the Lea navigation from Hertford to Broxbourne plus the Stort navigation. Also covered are Fieldes Weir, Dobbs Weir and the Old Mill at Broxbourne.

 

Manor Farm Fishery

Open All Year!

VAC members, on production of their VAC club card, get a standard 1 discount on all day ticket prices

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Last updated May 2016

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