2018 was a fantastic year for the Verulam Match section. Not only did we see a lot of faces old and new joining in with the matches, we also hosted more matches than ever before.
Our weekday matches continue to grow in popularity from the humble origins of a small number of matches hosted in the summer for a handful of people a few years back to matches pretty much every Tuesday with often 15 plus people attending.
Our championship remains hotly contested and with a good standard of anglers in the club wining a match is a good achievement. Colin Rennison was the man to beat this year and his consistent results through the year gave him a well deserved win.
We recognise the importance of sharing the wealth and our sections by default mean everyone has something to fish for and a good chance of making a pick up. However the most important bit is to have fun and enjoy the day out and I’m delighted to say we have a genuinely good group of guys who provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere plus a bit of banter too. Pools are always optional so if you want to fish purely for fun then that is great.
After taking onboard some feedback around people wanting more of the traditional silvers matches this season see the introduction of a bold new area where our championship is split into 2 parts during the warmer months focussed on a range of home waters and quality away venues. These away venues offer a range of bagging venues to more picturesque venues a bit further away like Wold Farm that offer a superb mix of lovely surrounding and great fishing. I urge you to take part in these matches.
During the colder months we are running a new silver series on a mix of commercials, canals and river venues. Please support this as this is the first year we have tried this and if it is popular we will look to continue this in future years.
Whilst there are some big changes with the championship our popular evening league continues spread across of main home waters of Riverside and Frogmore.
Riverside has been in epic form and last year saw records tumble several times. Thanks to the hard work of the fisheries team we now have a venue where any number of pegs can provide a wining net. Frogmore is undergoing major focus and we anticipate a return to form there too.
Verulam match section really does offer a great opportunity regardless of experience to get involved in match fishing. With a range of matches and venues we really do offer something for everyone. I hope to see you on the bank this season.
Next matches: Our popular
Tuesday 'midweek' fixtures continue (see
below) and so do our Spring
Warm-Ups. Book in with
Allan as usual.
A reminder that
all members are welcome to participate and if you want to
go on the distribution list to get the
emails for results and booking on please