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Can it get any better than this?
As we come to the end of 2008 it's fascinating to look back
over the year and to remind ourselves how good a year it's been. Not just the
fact that club reached new record levels of membership. Not just the extra
venues for members at no extra cost. Not just all the great fish.
Indeed it's something else that
makes the VAC year stand out. It's the involvement and contribution by so many
members to our various events that makes this club so strong; the barbel day,
carp matches, the predator day, Riverside Open Day, the Mike Wilson night and
the Christmas Match are just a few examples. Sometimes, being so close to
everything means you do not always see and appreciate the bigger picture. So
please allow us, the committees, bailiffs, officers and members, to indulge in a
little self-appreciation. Many people work very hard to make the VAC what it is
today and we will be continuing the good work for an even better 2009.
A Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year to all from the VAC General Committee
A Bird's Eye View - Part 2
As I said in part one I
usually use the pole. I started going with dad while mum was at work but
as mumís work hours changed we all went, even my brother, this was a
great family pass-time. We sometimes split up and fished different parts
of the venue. But I started using the pole as it seemed easier and as I
got older the pole started getting longer and more complicated. I
started showing more interest as the club invited me to more and more
matches the most enjoyable was an open junior match at a canal and there
was only two vac juniors this older lad being about 15 and myself being
about 11. I drew number 21 and found they had only marked 20 pegs so
they stuck me on the end swim which was next to the other member and
every time we caught a fish we taunted each other. It was great fun
though we spent more time laughing and throwing the fish outside the net
then actually putting them in the net to be weighed. When the scales
came the lad had 4lb 8 oz and 8 drams and I caught 4lb and 8oz so I
wasnít very happy as he won with half an ounce. But I did come second
overall and I then found I had the largest perch being 15 oz. I had
trophy for second place and one for the perch and I got to choose my
prize and as I was a budding pole angler I chose the eleven metre pole.
For the full version of this article click here.
To read the full
first part of Clare's article click here
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Tales from the Riverbank
That furry loveable creature
(Keith Speer, not Hammy Hamster) has shared his
from a recent day at Marford for us all.
Written to entertain buddy
'Cat', Keith shares with us his deep insight of river fishing.
Wanted - more articles like this
Winter fishing at
Junior page co-editor Dom Rickard has documented a recent trip
to Frogmore for the Junior pages. Check out, in his own words,
how many carp (unlike in the picture) he didn't catch !!
Our new forum is still
proving very popular.
However we still have
many people apply to join who then do not respond when asked to confirm
details. Remember, the forum is only for current VAC members and you
will need to confirm your details by email to the webmaster before
access is provided. If this is not done within 14 days your request will
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Associate Venues -
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VAC members, on production of their
club card, can fish for no charge subject to conditions. See VAC fisheries page
VAC members, on
production of their club card, can accrue a 'loyalty stamp'
and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit
free of charge.
£1 off all day
tickets for VAC members
VAC members, on production of their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmster...
Josh Blavin's has weighed in more
than 100lb of carp on several VAC matches this year. But this one was over the
ton on its own.
Kev Laird loves his winter fishing
at Frogmore. This 4lb bream is typical of the stamp that can be caught when the
carp can be avoided.
Last month it was Dave McGrath
smiling here. This month its his son Connor with a 9lb mirror also from
Timberland's Horseshoe lake
'Buz' Burry had this 30-12 lump from
Smallford earlier this year. Not the biggest carp in Smallford but the biggest
reported this year.
The VAC Record List
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WINTER'S COMING !
Yes its time to dust off those
pike rods again.
We stock a good range of frozen
pike baits including :-
We also stock a good range of
pike tackle - plugs and spinners
so as the temperatures drop why
not drop in and have a look !
Maver mx 1000 matchbox
4 drawer comes with footplate and sidetray rrp £199.99 VAC PRICE £179.99
DRENNAN match suits £50.00 off
[limited sizes in stock]
WYCHWOOD REACTION CARP RODS 2.75
TC 12 FT RRP £50.00 NOW ONLY £35.00
CHUB BEDCHAIRS FROM £60.00
OKUMA BAITRUNNERS FROM £15.99 TO
£30.00 (fantastic reels at an outstanding price)
Remember, Queensway offer great prices
and instant quotes on all products including non stock
over and have a browse