Issue 147

 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                                      May 2012. 

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The caravan is sited on this 5 star award winning holiday complex which is also one of the top coarse angling centres in the country comprising 15 lakes.

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Don't Delay

Join Today

The VAC doors remain open for new members for another season despite another record year. If you are thinking of joining the VAC for the coming season we offer a number of options. In addition to the usual choices of adult, junior, partner, and family memberships we provide concessionary rates for over 65's and the disabled. Plus under 12's can fish for FREE when accompanied by a member.


Start now: Our membership year commences 16th June but if you join 'over the counter' at the Verulam Angling Centre in Hatfield Road, St Albans (opposite Morrisons) you can pay a one-off surcharge of just 15 and start immediately.

As a taster of what we offer, here's Dan Wright, one of the Smallford bailiff team, with one of several large carp he banked towards the end of April. A super 8lb tench added variety.


Our membership process is based on an online secure database so we do encourage you to complete all your details via our Member Services link and then print-out and post your application with your payment. That way there's less risk of error with key details such as postal and email addresses. We also invite you to upload your passport-style photo which saves you having to print out your picture or use one of those booths.


Payment can be made via cheque or Postal Order and we also invite you to complete a Direct Debit form to make renews easier for future seasons. Currently we can only accept payment via credit card for over the counter sales. Payment via on-line banking will be introduced later this year.

 * * For all membership details please click the Subscriptions link at the top * *

Dates for your diary

Our popular Open Day at Riverside is currently planned for Saturday July 14th. The popular Carp Matches at Moor Mill and Smallford kick off w/e of 10/11 May. More details on the Specialist Pages.

Match News: The final Spring 'warm-up' match is on 13th May at Riverside. We also have a few places open for the Champion of Champions match at Tyler's Common on 20th May and a trip to The Warren in Essex for 27th May. Later in the year, perhaps August, we are looking at the possibility of running a fishing race with points per species per venue.

The full 2012-13 fixture list along with all the results and news is now on the VAC match pages.

Keep a look out for VAC e-news in your in-box as a number of work parties are now being planned. As the deadline of 1st May has passed attending one of these will count for your 2013/14 membership.

Have We Got Your Email?

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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Your Contribution

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

During the warm days at the end of March plenty of carp were safely sunning themselves at Riverside

VAC match record and national crucian carp record holder Josh Blavins landed this 28lb common on the pole. Sadly not from a VAC venue though.


Once again the Specialist Committee arranged a couple of day trips out on the punts at Bury Hill near Guildford. This pic shows a rare moment between heavy showers.


Not the best picture but it clearly shows Frogmore match lake full up at last - these are pegs 15 & 14 at the far end.



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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