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Match Scene

Over the last year there have been some changes in the match committee and a big effort has been made to listen to feedback. As a result we saw some six-hour matches in the Summer, section pools re-introduced and greater clarity on pools payouts. We also introduced a Facebook page so that items of a more dynamic nature plus input from members can be easily accessed. This is a closed page - so you need to be an existing or prospective VAC member to be allowed entry.

Remember that you can see all the results (and all years back to 2001) on the match archive at the bottom of this page.

Match news

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 just email matches@verulam-angling.co.uk  

Week-day matches:  

Midweek fixtures for 2019 up until July can be seen here.


The Tuesday matches are now alternating between Frogmore and Riverside. Results do vary with the weather but winning weights are always respectable, plus attendance is good, a best of 19 but usually 10 or more .


Draws are at 8:30 and fishing 10 to 3 although this may be tweaked slightly on the day.

Pools are optional and are just 5 plus optional 2 for a 'silvers pool'. Steve Burfoot is running these matches so if you want to book on please contact him here or telephone 07505 109880.   Fishery nets provided at the VAC waters.


Pictured right is organiser Steve with part of his 44.12 winning weight from Riverside on 5 February.

A reminder that, due to demand, booking for ALL MATCHES is vital. This must be via email or text, don't just mention it whilst weighing in two months earlier and expect us to remember. And, if you fail to turn up, you will be liable for the peg fee. 

 For more information regarding VAC matches contact Allan Bayman : 07768 901252  or Stan Kiddle on 07860 807516

VAC Match Etiquette - read now  ***  VAC Match rules :- here

Want to know more about match fishing - just click here

VAC Match Records - all the best scores from the last 30+ years can now be seen here

Season 2019-20 Results

Season 2019-20 ChampionshipEvening League points * Champ of Champs * 

Click on the Date for a match result 



Event Winner


21 Jul 2019 Alders Farm Championship #3 Nick Darke 168.08
18 Jul 2019 Riverside Road Evening League #5 Josh Blavins 98.11
16 Jul 2019 Frogmore Mid-week Knock-up Lee Ripper 40.13
11 Jul 2019 Frogmore Evening League #4 Josh Blavins 40.02
09 Jul 2019 Albans Lakes - Match Lake Mid-week Knock-up Steve Burfoot 125.12
07 Jul 2019 Frogmore Championship #2 Matt Young 49.15
04 Jul 2019 Riverside Road Evening League #3 Josh Blavins 53.09
02 Jul 2019 Frogmore Mid-week Knock-up Lee Ripper 55.00
27 Jun 2019 Frogmore Evening League #2 Russ Grimes 32.00
25 Jun 2019 Riverside Road Mid-week Knock-up Barrie Cowley 35.00
23 Jun 2019 Riverside Road Championship #1 Lee Ripper 83.12
20 Jun 2019 Riverside Road Evening League #1 Josh Blavins 66.13
18 Jun 2019 How End - Yasi's Mid-week Knock-up Lee Ripper 101.06
11 Jun 2019 Riverside Road Mid-week Knock-up Simon Jee 35.01
04 Jun 2019 Frogmore Mid-week Knock-up Lee Ripper 45.15
28 May 2019 Riverside Road Mid-week Knock-up Lee Ripper 42.05
21 May 2019 Frogmore Mid-week Knock-up Lee Ripper 62.06
19 May 2019 Riverside Road Champions of Champions Josh Blavins 55.08
14 May 2019 Albans Lakes - Match Lake Mid-week Knock-up Chris Stride 140.08
07 May 2019 Frogmore Mid-week Knock-up Lee Ripper 40.12
30 Apr 2019 Silsoe Spring Mid-week Knock-up Paul Spiller 98.06
23 Apr 2019 Frogmore Mid-week Knock-up Colin Rennison 63.08
21 Apr 2019 Timberland Fishery - Baggers Lake Spring Warmup Andy Zneimer 75.13
16 Apr 2019 Silsoe Spring Mid-week Knock-up Lee Ripper 82.03
09 Apr 2019 Timberland - Baggers Lake Mid-week Knock-up Andy Trigg 70.08
02 Apr 2019 Albans Lakes - Match Lake Mid-week Knock-up Dave Aris 40.13
31 Mar 2019 Albans Lakes - Match Lake Spring Warmup Chris Stride 39.08

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