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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                           April-June 2018.

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Beautiful modern

 2 bedroom family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.

Now booking for 2018/19. Discount for VAC members.

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New Eight Berth Caravan For Hire, White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall  

The caravan is sited on this 5 star award winning holiday complex which is also one of the top coarse angling centres in the country comprising 15 lakes.

 Open from March to November inclusive.

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More Records Fall

Back in 2009 a decision was taken to draw up a new VAC records list, based on very recent and well documented captures as well as new ones going forward.

The most recent addition to this list is this 8.12 bream from our popular fishery at Smallford. Caught by long-time General Committee member and former Match Chairman Brian Lakin, it's one of a number of 5lb+ bream netted during early April on pellet.

To see the latest list click here.

News from AGM...it's life for Del
It was a short and succinct AGM in early April when the proposed increased subscriptions were approved by the members present along with nominations for club officers and sign-off of the Director's Report.

Perhaps the evening's highlight was the award by VAC President Brian Bangs to Frogmore head bailiff Derek Greening (right in picture) of a Life Membership award.

Derek has been a VAC officer for over 34 years and as well as being instrumental in many of the improvements at Frogmore he is also a level angling coach and secretary for the VAC fisheries committee.
Match News

After a long and wet winter the green shoots of spring are now here. That should mean more action on our popular Tuesday matches which each week attract 10 or more. A fixture list for these can be found on the Match pages

Results at Frogmore have been patchy at times but Chris Stride (right) had it sorted with his win in late March netting over 40lb of carp.

The Spring warm-up fixtures also continue. Over 46lb was needed to win on a cold and damp day at Puddledock.  The new season's fixture list should be published by the time you see this so act now to get the key dates into your dairy.

For more details on all VAC fixtures check out the match pages via the link top-left.


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Guest Tickets. 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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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


New pictures urgently needed !!

Above and below we have Nick Tubby. He thoroughly enjoyed his first season with the VAC including plenty of chunky chub and barbel from Marford.


Your honourable webmaster here with a Frogmore 'record' perch of 2.09 caught in a match last February.

 New reigning VAC match champ Colin Rennison continued his winning streak with this 18lb net full at Frogmore in Martch.

This super bream was landed by Mike McSweeney from Lysander lake in early April

Match Chairman Allan Bayman landed this 23.07 common using pole and maggot at day-ticket Southend Farm.


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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