of the Verulam Angling Club
was formed in 1934 by some 14-20 local businessmen and
has been providing quality fisheries and sport for its
members ever since. It has since flourished to what we
have today - a club over 1600 members enjoying a vast
array of fish and fisheries.
Here's a snap of
members building the perimeter fence at Riverside
Road - 1970
This is the popular
Frogmore match pool after being reworked in 1996
Whilst our membership figure may seem very large, we do
level our membership on the amount of fishing we have on
offer as we have no wish to subject members to
overcrowded waters. The fact that we are one of the few
clubs with a growing membership, surely reflects the
standards to which we seek to achieve.
Certainly some fisheries are more popular than others,
but avoid the busier times and you still have the
fisheries to yourself and with no close season at some
waters, we also avoid the June 16th rush.
The club controls a wide variety of coarse fishing as
well as some close season trouting which is very
popular. Details of all these waters and what they hold
can be found elsewhere on this website.
We are very proud of our fisheries. We believe we offer
a superb selection giving members virtually all the
sport they could wish for.
Details of our fisheries and their stock will show that
we are not a club to sit on our laurels. If work needs
to be done, it gets done! If waters need stocking, they
But this costs money - your money. We may not be the
cheapest club around, but if you want quality fish and
fisheries, then it has to be paid for. However, at less
than £1 per week (seniors), we can hardly be called
Juniors are more than welcome in the club and with no
entrance fee plus reduced subscriptions, it is our
intention to encourage more.
In 1986 we became a limited company (limited by
guarantee). This was solely to give the officers of the
club full personal protection from the liabilities of
the club. All it means to members is that they are
liable to pay the sum of £1 in the event of the club
being wound up due to litigation.
We are affiliated to the National Federation of Anglers,
Great Ouse Fishery Consultation Association, the Ivel
Protection Association, the ACA and Herts & Middlesex
Wildlife Trust and Ver Valley Society which reflects our
concern for the environment we enjoy.
As well as this website we issue four newsletters a year
and also have a Telephone Hotline. Members can phone in
for the latest information on how the waters are
fishing; competition details and late changes to
fixtures, work party dates, raffle winners, social date
reminders, emergency notices, in fact anything that will
be of interest to members.
We have also have an e-mail newsletter which, along with
the Hotline, has been especially handy, for example, for
urgent news such as unexpected fishery closures, parking
Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact
the Secretary or Registrar - if calling, at
sensible times please.
Note: The VAC
membership year commences on June 16th.