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More Records Fall - Pt2
In the last edition
the great leaps in venue
records was the headline. Bigger bream, bigger barbel, bigger
perch etc. were all being reported from waters fishable on a VAC
Now we are fully into summer (and the hottest since 1976) our
'home waters' such as Frogmore and Riverside Road have been
fishing exceptionally well if recent match results can be
considered a fair measure. Since June we have seen the Frogmore
5-hour record of 75lb rattled and both Riverside 3-hour and
5-hour records broken; now at 64.09 and 82.12. And these were
not just one-offs as backing weights have been so high that
46lb+, once enough to eclipse the 5-hour record, doesn't even
get in the frame.
Pictured is Lee Ripper with part of his
82lb Riverside 5-hour record.
As a large club we cater for numerous angling tastes and,
understandably, not all like to fish match-style with long
poles. Not a problem as in the right pegs you can catch carp and
bream almost under your feet. Get out there now with plenty of
pellet and fish meat, corn, maggot or paste for a great days'
To see the current VAC match records click
Our river venues have been fishing well since the season started
but zero rain-full is starting to make things difficult. On our
Ouse waters some very big barbel have been reported along with
good bags of dace and the occasional mega perch. On the Upper
Lea the barbel and chub are being a little more cautious now but
some excellent catches have been reported, best times being very
early and very late.
Regular contributor Andy Zneimer (below) was very pleased with
this chunky two-tone barbel from Leasey Bridge where simple
double-maggot on float tackle accounted for several smaller
samples plus some bonus tench.
New member Allan Jackson has found himself easily distracted down at
Moor Mill as the abundant insect life makes for great pictures.
Here's just one of many he has shared recently on the Moor Mill VAC
Facebook page. A Nikon d3400 with a Sigma 105 macro lens is his
chosen weapon of choice.
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This young man was one of many happy converts from the hundreds of guests we had
visit Riverside on our July 14 Open Day.
James Johnson had this stunning common from Moor Mill in early June. 23.11 on
Roger Brown won a recent Riverside mid-week match with over 60lb including this
21lb net of bream.
More from Riverside as webmaster Stan poses with a 57lb - second place weight.
John Smith had this 12lb common from Riverside at the end of May.
Moor Mill reward Dean Ward with this stunning common in mid-May.
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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