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Brrrr..winter draws on....
No-one should be too critical of
what are known as butterfly anglers. You know, the
anglers who only come out to wet a line when the weather is
pleasant and the fish are feeding strongly. We fish for the fun
of it and no point in going if you're not going to enjoy it,
Danny Henwood with a Marford long-walk
'snow' barbel from a few years back.
Which is a bit of a shame really as they are missing out on not
only some challenging and very rewarding opportunities but also
a chance to see nature stripped back through the frost, ice and
perhaps snow. You will be waiting longer for bites and
definitely need to give more thought as to where you fish, when
you fish and how you fish. But whilst waiting there's every
likelihood you will have for company a hungry robin and, to show
you how it's done, that most royal of anglers, the Kingfisher.
Less welcome of course are the mink. foxes and possibly otters
that could cross your path, but still fascinating nonetheless.
Half-Season Membership - If you've not got
around to joining the VAC now's the time to do it as for half the
full season price (plus joining fee where applicable) you get to
fish all VAC waters right up until June 15 2017. River venues, of
course, are still subject to the current close-season restrictions.
Note: cut-off this year will be end March.
If you have a Paypal account you can join and pay in a matter of
minutes and your membership pack will be sent to you within a few
days. Perfect if you fancy a Winter campaign on one of our big carp
waters, a chance of a double-figure barbel from the rivers or even a
20lb grass carp from Bellows Mill.
So don't delay, join today - click
for all the details
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
UPDATED : The VAC record
fish list is under new management. See link on lower left or click
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Match News -
Our final match saw us at
Lakeside Farm. This venue is popular as it produces good sport for
roach and skimmers with the odd carp.
However, this year it
fished terribly with the majority failing to get a bite let alone a
fish ! Those on the left bank between them had 1 1/2oz perch. The
only one of the front runners to catch was Allan Bayman;
his 2nd on the day
points needed to overtake Brian
on the day and
It's so good to be able to report that the match results on our home waters have been better
than anyone can remember with double-figure weights of over 20lb
being needed to win even when frozen. In the warmer months venue
records were being broken and the prospects for 2017/18 look
We are a very sociable bunch of guys and new-comers are more than
welcome. Generally pools are optional so you could simply come along
and fish for the experience and the learning if you wish.
Allan Bayman retains his Championship
title. Seen above with his winning catch at Lakeside from 2016
when he had significantly more than the 4lb that was enough for
2nd on the day.
For news on VAC venues we now provide guest access to the fishery
reports on our
DIRECT DEBIT FORMS FOR EXISTING MEMBERS
here and save
having to worry about renewal forms
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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address is registered on Club DB, our membership database, we can't keep you up
to date via e-news nor can we accept your application to join the VAC Forum. To
check and update your details see the Subscriptions page
Associate Venues - click the logos
to go to the fishery web sites
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.
£1 off all day tickets for VAC members
VAC members, on production of a
valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from
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 !!
This little red breast helped herself to my maggots at Riverside just before
Chub are perhaps the most reliable of feeders when there's snow around
Riverside will produce whatever the conditions if you choose your spot carefully
This Riverside angler had one and...
...and this one blanked.
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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