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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                           Oct-Dec 2017.

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Beautiful modern

 2 bedroom family apartment to rent on the Costa Del Sol.

Now booking for 2017/18. Discount for VAC members.

VAC Clothing

Orders Now Being Taken

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New Eight Berth Caravan For Hire, White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall  

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.

 Open from March to November inclusive.

Contact Barry Killinger on

07966 394717

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VAC Record List


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Half-Season Tickets now available

Once again the VAC are delighted to offer the popular half-season ticket. This is valid from 1st November up until 15th June 2018 (14th March for our river venues).

If you were previously a member last season there's no need to pay the joining fee again although if you were required to complete a work party and didn't get to do one then the levy will apply. Members who's tickets expired in earlier seasons will need to pay the joining fee again, please use your original member ID. For more information and the forms, please go to our subscriptions page.

The Chub Master - Ainsley Lewis has had a few nice chub in his time but this beauty, from our Milton Earnest venue, is one of the best. A beauty weighing 6.12.
Never too old...

One thing in life is certain, we don't get younger. It's a fact that the average age of anglers is increasing as less youngsters get the opportunity to try fishing.

But one advantage of being a little older is more fishing time and 87 years old Alan Blackwell has been enjoying some great fishing down at Riverside Road this summer.

A highlight of his catches is this good looking mirror of 12.08. A small fish to some in this modem carp-obsessed age but when you are approaching 90, every fish is special.

Tight lines Alan.
Match News

Still at Riverside we have a pic of Steve Burfoot with some of his 54lb winning weight from, August.

The venue has been very consistent this year with bream weights over 40lb as well as roach to over 1.08 featuring in silver-fish bags.

Whilst there's still demand Steve is running our Tuesday matches at Riverside and the occasional local commercial.  For more details on all VAC fixtures check out the match pages via the link top-left.

A reminder that we have a great deal for members at Willow Lakes at London Colney. Our members get a discount of 4 off any ticket price. As a one-rod day-ticket normally costs 7 that means members get a days' fishing for just 3. Check out the venues website and remember to follow all the rules.

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For news on VAC venues we now provide guest access to the fishery reports on our members-only forum.  


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Guest Tickets. Always a popular way to introduce your pals to the VAC. In addition tot the usual channels you can now also pick up tickets from Colney Tackle, London Colney and Verulam Tackle, Hatfield Road, St Albans. All guests 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. 1 off all day tickets for VAC members

Discount Baits

VAC members, on production of a valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from

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Your Contribution

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


New pictures urgently needed !!


Mark Walters has enjoyed some great sessions at Marford this summer as these pictures show.

They may not be the biggest fish in there but size isn't everything..



Some great chub too....



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

Special Offer

Buy 1, get 1 free

Carp Craze PVA. British made quality micro-mesh, anti-ladder, total dissolve. Available in 35mm, 22mm & 15mm. Buy a 20m tub for the RRP, 19.99 and get another, any size, free.

This has to be the best PVA deal !!


Swallow Pool

Exclusive catfish lake in Bedfordshire

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