Issue 190/91

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                            Jan/Feb 2016.

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The Main Event

The VAC, despite its size, still works hard to promote a healthy 'club culture'. Times have changed and anglers expectations of fishing clubs are different from years gone by when we would hold, for example, dinner & dance events. But we are more than just an 'association' offering quality fishing at 23 locations.

Our Events team, which evolved from our previous Specialist Section, have established a great number of attractions for 2016. The team, which includes representatives from all the different types of angling supported by the VAC, is close to finalising dates for :
  • Stick Float Clinic
  • Pole fishing clinic
  • Barbel Clinic
  • Predator Away-day
  • Thames Away-day
  • Tench Away-day
  • Riverside Open Day
  • Itchen Away-day
  • Britford visit
This is not the full list by any means with more activities planned around carp fishing (including coaching), trout away-days and intro-to-match fishing events.

Above, Specialist rep and Moor Mill fishery manager Paul Hill enjoys the Spring sunshine at Bury Hill and, below, plenty of interest in the rig-tying demo at one of our barbel coaching days at Felmersham.

Hope these pictures inspire you to keep an eye out for forthcoming events, details on the Events page and regularly cascaded via our eNews and our members-only forum. Members who may be keen to get more envolved in the organisation of events are encouraged to contact Events Chairman Mike Ballard and via  Facebook at 'Verulam Angling Events' and on Twitter @verulamevents

Match News
Congratulations to Allan Bayman for winning this seasons VAC Championship.

With one fixture still complete at the time of writing, Allan's stonking win at Lakeside Farm at the start of January (pictured) ensured that the coveted trophy was his.

The VAC match section remains very popular with the focus on fun, hence our optional pools are just 6. Why not look to join us next season? You will be made very welcome and there will be plenty of help and advice available if needed. Check out the VAC match pages for contact details.
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Guest Tickets. Always a popular way to introduce your pals to the VAC. And now two bits of good news; during Winter months the price is reduced by 50% to just 3.50 per day and you can now also pick up tickets from Colney Tackle, London Colney. All guests must be accompanied by a full member.


Remember, that unless your email 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. 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

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Your Contribution

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

This issue I've selected a few pictures from the events picture galleries. Above is some of the lads on one of the popular carp matches

Cups of tea and BBQ food are often a feature on our events.

Grafam water attracts lots of interest for the zander, pike, perch and the odd pesky trout

It's a great chance to try out techniques that may not be familiar

We also arrange talks and similar events with well-known anglers such as Mike Haylin and Martin Bowler.


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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