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Half-year memberships now available.
Valid until 15th June 2015
As I write these words it's the
shortest day, the Winter Solstice and from here on
the days will start to get longer and we can look forward to warm
Summer evenings by the water, carp crashing out in the distance and
tench bubbling in close. There can't be many of us who do not enjoy
such moments but there's also much to enjoy at this time of year, so
long as you are wrapped up warm.
Across many VAC venues you will find members enjoying good sport
and, in particular, this is when, on our running waters, the biggest
roach, perch and chub slip up.
On our still waters, like Riverside (pictured above) you will need
to look for some cover and colour in the water to locate the fish.
Summer tactics of big handfuls of pellets and strong line are likely
to lead to disappointment. Small baits, light feed and fishing on
into the dusk will often bring surprisingly good results
As another example, catches of a dozen or more carp plus some good
bream are not uncommon at Frogmore, try just a single red maggot
over a sprinkling of micro pellet. Bellows Mill is also still
producing excellent catches with the occasional surprise tench
adding to bags of roach and perch.
For more news on VAC venues we now provide guest access to
the fishery reports on our
Another great year of the VAC as membership numbers rush past the 2,150
number. If you're looking to join then you may wish to know that, as
well as postal applications, you can sign-up at either Verulam Tackle Shop in St Albans
or Colney Tackle in Hazeldine Rd, London Colney. For all the details
please click the Subscriptions link above. Please be reminded that all
able-bodied adult members are expected to undertake at least one
work-party before the end of April and failure to do so attracts a
work-party levy when renewing membership equal to the prevailing joining
fee. This is to ensure that work-party obligations are not avoided by
simply rejoining as a new member.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW
YEAR TO ANGLERS EVERYWHERE
* * Keep an eye out for
cormorants * *
Please report any cormorants seen on the
water when visiting Riverside, Frogmore and Bellows Mill in
particular. Fishery managers contact details are in your
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. 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 guest 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
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
Click here for the
VAC Record List
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
Santa likes peg 50 at Riverside
VAC Webmaster & IT Manager Stan won the Christmas Match at Riverside with this
near 30lb catch.
VAC Match Committee chairman Brian had this 2lb perch from RR.
Luke Metson was delighted with this 5-15 chub from Felmersham
Last one from the Christmas Match, this 18lb+ net of roach, rudd and bream to
Colin Rennison from peg 44.
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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