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Best Season Yet?
The results are in.... and
it's clear that the majority of Verulam's waters have delivered
great results since the start of the season.
As reported last time, our lakes at Frogmore and Riverside Rd have
provided stunning sport with a five match weight of 96lb at Frogmore
providing further illustration.
A short distance up the road at Moor Mill the Island Lake and been a
model of consistency with regulars and first-timers getting amongst
the quality carp with lots of upper doubles and a few twenties
interspersed with the occasional large bream (to double figures) and
quality tench. The complex has produced at least one double-figure
tench this season.
Above is Darren Grimmer. Here's his story...please
find the photos of the common I caught at Lancaster yesterday. I had
nice couple of days with my son Charlie and brother-in-law Dave. The
fished was weighed at 35lb 4oz. It was in lovely nick. I fished peg
9 and had my baits 2 rod lengths of the corner of the island. I
spodded around 2 kilos of particles over the two days. The hook
baits were bloodworm dumbells. We had around 18 fish between us
which was great considering the heat!!!!
Just a quick thanks to everyone who runs the club.
We are very pleased to have joined and have found everyone to very
down to earth and friendly.
Cheers for now.
Smallford looks to be bouncing back as well. Whether this is due to
some thinning of the bream stocks or just nature taking it's course
we will never know but plenty of carp to low 30's have been
Marford continues to sparkle with the usual bumper bags of barbel
and chub but it's also great to see plenty of good fish being
reported from the long walk with barbel to 10lb now coming out along
with carp to 15lb and other quality fish.
Our new deal with Willows Farm has been proving popular and the
match lake in particular is providing manic sport with turbo-charged
carp from 3-8lb dragging rods in if you dare turn your back.
Lysander fisheries, over near Sawbridgeworth has also been on
red-hot form. Pleasure sessions on Lysander lake have been producing
numerous carp to double figures plus the odd big bream and up on
Lancaster Lake our members are flocking back to enjoying regular
action with the average weight well up this year and fish to over
New waters for 2016 -
Willows Lakes, London Colney
After many months of delicate negotiation the VAC have reached an
agreement with the fisheries management at Willows Lakes. In simple
terms paid-up VAC members receive a £5 discount on each of the
available ticket prices. So, for example, a £7 single-rod day ticket
can be purchased for £2. Tickets are purchased from self-service
machines at the fishery entrance. Simply pay the correct amount
minus £5 and be ready to show your VAC membership when required.
Details and pictures to be added to our Fisheries pages shortly.
The VAC remains committed to expansion of it's angling portfolio.
This can be through direct purchase, rental, consortium or by
association. If you know of a possible great addition to our
fisheries please contact the Secretary (link on left).
if you are a VAC member and are not
receiving eNews please update your details on the member
database (see Subscriptions page) or email the webmaster - link
on the left. If we have the correct address already then check
your spam/junk folders please.
The VAC match section has had a good start to 2016/17 with some
very close results and a few 'upsets'
Our Riverside results are way above expectation and Frogmore is
fishing well with match weights to almost a ton. As we approach
Autumn we have some excellent venues lined up.
It's a very sociable bunch of guys and new-comers are more than
welcome. Generally pools are optional so you could simply come along
and fish for the experience and the learning if you wish. Just make
sure you book in first as many venues have a limited number of pegs.
all the details please take a look at the VAC match pages.
For news on VAC venues we now provide guest access to the fishery
reports on our
DIRECT DEBIT FORMS FOR EXISTING MEMBERS
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having to worry about renewal forms
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 guests must be accompanied by a full member.
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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.and number to call.
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 a
valid membership card, get 5% discount on bait products from
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 !!
Tracey Smyth has been scoring with the double-figure carp at Lysander this
summer with her daughter Jesse as lucky mascot. this 14.08 common on the method
is her best so far.
Andy Zneimer kindly sent in this snap of possibly the biggest carp in Frogmore.
Weighing 17.08 it took a floating bait, the last of 18 landed on a busy day.
Match Chairman Allan Bayman weighed-in 96lb of carp to win a recent 5-hour
knock-up at Frogmore
Mick Salmon took a trip to Dobbs Weir (fishable on a VAC ticket) and quickly
landed this double-figure barbel on a chunk of meat
Young Esme Blake proved that the big tench at Bellows come out to play during
the day with this beautiful 5.08 specimen.
Andy Zneimer again with a stunning 'Mahogany' common from Leasey backwater on
pellet. This cracker weighed 11.04. Andy has also had over 50 barbel to 8lb plus
some nice tench at the venue this season.
Riverside bailiff Jerry Twohig reported this 15lb Ghostie off the top at venue
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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