Issue 171

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                      June  2014..

* VAC Open Day *
Our annual Open Day at our Riverside Rd venue in St Albans is on July 5th - click here

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Carp Crazy

Every so often a member has a run of good luck which they are happy to share. This is great on many levels; it helps the fishery teams to know how their fisheries are performing, it helps other members know what they could achieve at unfamiliar venues and it highlights to non-members the quality the VAC can offer.

As June heralds the start of a new season and membership year this page recognises Jerry Twohig's run of remarkable catches from our Moor Mill, Lancaster Lake and Riverside venues. Whilst the size of the fish are not remarkable it's the fact that they are special, relative to the venue, as the photo notes explain.

We start with this ancient looking common from the Island Lake at Moor Mill. Caught during a short morning session in very difficult conditions it went 15lb . Not the biggest in there but probably one of the original stock.

* * New Waters * *
The VAC are soon to announce two new waters available to members: Look out for details on an eNews. Don't get eNews...perhaps we don't have you current email address?

As the bright banner at the top of the page announces, we have our annual Open Day at Riverside on July 5th.
Entry is, of course, free of charge and members and non-members are equally welcome. Our qualified coaches will be on hand as usual to help young and old.
Worth also mentioning that our junior coaching sessions start this month, every Saturday in June plus some other dates beyond - click the Juniors button at the top for more details

Over the counter membership: A reminder that new members can now 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.


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Guest Tickets. 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.


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

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.

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This 25lb'er from Lancaster Lake is now known as Jerry having been first landed by him last October. With many hundreds of small carp in the venue, Jerry has a knack of connecting with the biggest and has also landed the venue record, a 31lb mirror,

This double-figure common was one of many Jerry landed in short trips since Riverside re-opened on May 12th.

Also at Riverside, this 9lb ghost koi is rarely caught.

Another koi, the same fish as on last month's 'cover'

And finally, this distinctive Riverside fish is often seen but very rarely landed. This is the only catch picture we have.


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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