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A Merry Christmas and a fishy New
Year to all our members
Traditionalists will be
delighted that the long awaited winter rains have now 'switched on' our river
venues. True, of course, that the Marford short-walk fishes well all season but
our more 'natural' venues such as Leasey Bridge and the Marford Long-walk plus
our Ouse and Ivel stretches come into their own at this time of year.
Walk into a tackle shop these
days and you might think that the only fish out there is carp such is the demand
for tackle and bait. So, to restore balance, this month we salute those who
embrace the traditional methods such as free-lining, stretpegging and touch
ledgering. Members such as Den (the Wanderer) Poole who is happiest covering
miles of deserted river bank looking for big perch such as this beauty below.
Den has enjoyed much success
recently now that the weeds are dying back with numerous fish per session
feeding red maggot with prawns or lobs on the hook but reports, typically, he
that his biggest perch slipped the hook - doh!
Perhaps only a matter of time before
a VAC member reports a 4 or even 5lb perch. But the beauty of the fish (just
look at that mini-plug caught example on the right) makes size immaterial.
And it's not just perch. Other
species such as barbel to 14lb and chub to nearly 7lb have been reported so,
with only a few months left before the rivers close in mid March, get out there
and rediscover those magical river moments.
VAC Membership now past 1,900 - next stop 2,000 !!
The VAC Match Section
has proved to be very popular this session with many matches fully
subscribed. Almost 80 members have fished at least one VAC match this
Top weight in a match this
season has been almost 160lb...but fair to say that just a fraction of
that weight would be a good result on this months Christmas Match at
Riverside. Due to the exceptional high demand we have squeezed in 42
places so it definitely will be cosy.
It is, of course, fully
booked. If you are not on the list sorry. Let's just hope that the
weather stays kind and we're not breaking the ice. For all the match
results and 'next match' previews check out the match pages by
year memberships - available from 1st November
The General Committee
has again agreed to release a number of half-year memberships. Available
from November 1st and at
half price, they
represent excellent value as they are valid through until June 15 2010.
It's worth noting that many VAC and associate waters are open all year
and provide reliable angling opportunities even in the winter.
If you've been thinking
of joining the VAC here's the excuse you've been looking for. For
further details of this and all VAC subscriptions, plus a link to our
on-line Member Services system simply click the Subscriptions
button at the top of the page. Note. the half price option will not show
on-line until November but you can download and print the form now.
Are you in 'Constant
The club has now issued
three 'new-style' E-News updates using a commercial solution called
Constant Contact and utilising the email addresses recorded by
members on our new Club database.
over 1,800 members it remains a frustration that only 578 have recorded
their email addresses. And we know from Constant Contact that
around 10% of these are not valid
Please make the effort to
ensure that your email address is correctly registered. If you have not
seen the last three issues of the new E-News then it's likely we do not
have your correct address. Please do not confuse the
fact that your email may be registered on the
VAC Forum -
these are totally independent systems.
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 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 their
can fish the day ticket section of
Jack's Lake free of charge
Don't be shy, send your catch pics
to the webmaster...
Carys Stout proved herself as the
Marford Barbel Queen with this 9.08 personal best.
Beards Reunited: Keith Speer poses
this 10.12 barbel, believed to be the biggest in Marford.
Lure fan Dave Canning often catches
perch like this 1lb 15oz beauty from Leasey Bridge
Keith again with one of several 6lb
plus chub he's reported recently from one of our river venues. This one went 6lb
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