Issue 155

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                      Feb 2013..

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Don't Stay In

Christmas and New Year are now well behind us and hopefully not too much in the way of snow, ice and floods will spoil the end of the traditional season.

Judging by the few anglers on our venues recently, the challenging conditions are putting people off. But if you spend a little time locating where the fish might be shoaling up and put in some short sessions you will, hopefully, enjoy some success.

That's certainly the approach taken by new member John Glanville who has had a great first year with the VAC and has kicked off 2013 in style with a selection of fish including a 5lb tench from the School Pit at Moor Mill (on a frosty morning), Several carp and bream on mini boilies from Riverside and numerous big barbel from Marford, to a venue best of 12.04

Are you a Winter fishing fan? Why not share your stories and photos with other members? Simply email the webmaster via the link on the left; photos can be edited down if you wish not revel the precise location.

Riverside Closes For The Trout Season

A reminder that Riverside closes for coarse fishing from February 19th with the trout season at this venue then underway. Select the Verulam Trout button on the left for more information. Coarse fishing at Riverside re-opens on Monday 6th May.

Half-Season Membership Now Available

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* Coaching Sessions *

Roger Smith is the VAC''s Level 2 angling coach and this year, supported by our level 1 coaches, This season Roger has delivered angling tuition to well over 100 budding fishermen of both sexes.

Sessions for this season, mostly at Riverside Road, have now finished. But it's not too early to make enquiries about next year by emailing Roger here.

Although aimed mostly at Juniors the VAC does also run a number of sessions for adults as well covering basic tactics as well as specialist techniques.


Version 2 of our Membership Database now live

With the release from 1st November of our half-year option for new members the VAC have also successfully migrated to version 2 of or our club membership database. Based on the ClubPier platform, the membership database product is available for purchase and suits similar clubs and associations.

One particular major development is that we can now accept payment via Paypal for new memberships. Once onboard with the VAC we do encourage you to sign-up for Direct Debit as this allows us to ensure that your new season's membership is facilitated promptly without the costs and overheads of posting renewal forms, reminders and processing cheques.


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

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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.

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Your Contribution

Don't be shy, send your catch pics to the webmaster...  

Verulam Forum subscribers had the opportunity to share a day trip to the Lower Itchin near Southampton. Dave Currell enjoyed some classic roach fishing with many 1lb+ fish and a best of 2.02.

The VAC match series is drawing to a close. The penultimate match was won by Alan Gardner with this 31lb bag of carp on the method.

Webmaster Stan was blessed with this bream of 5.08 from Riverside, a venue record, at the beginng of January.

Also from the Itchen day trip was Stan with this 5.04 chub   


Verulam Angling Centre


VAC bailiff Terry Field is the the owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in Fleetville, 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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