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Match Scene - A new season awaits by Stan Kiddle

Last season was a real mixed bag with numerous great catches (perhaps best ever season at Riverside and Frogmore) but some difficult times as well, what with a fish kill at Frogmore and an up-an-down winter. Luckily, as recent results have proved, Frogmore still has plenty of fish and our mid-week matches continue to be well supported with often 10-12 fishing.

Looking forward, with Riverside opening earlier than previous years and a great selection of venues for our Championship fixtures (details above the next twelve months should be even better.

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 are going to see some six-hour matches in the Summer, section pools re-introduced and greater clarity on pools payouts. We have 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 last season's results (and all years back to 2001) on the match archive at the bottom of this page.

Match news

Congrats to Lee Ripper for winning our popular evening league at the first attempt. His 375 points, out of a max of 400, was 35 above runner up Roger Brown.

Our first trip this season to a commercial for some carp bagging produced our biggest weight of the new season so far; Clive bailey putting 234lb on the scales and more than half fishing breaking the ton.

STOP PRESS: Martin Funnell, pictured left, smashes the Riverside 3-hour record with 64.09 of carp fishing shallow.

Next matches:  We are now taking bookings for the amazing Riverside Road on 19 August - will someone break the 100lb barrier? Assuming we are back to normal weather as otherwise low levels might cause it to be cancelled. Then, into September when on the 2nd we are at Albans Match lake (formerly Willows)

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:  

Click here for the fixture schedule for August until end 2018


The Tuesday matches are now alternating between Frogmore, Riverside and away venues. Results do vary with the weather but winning weights are always respectable, plus attendance is good, usually 10 or more . Note that some venues might change at short notice due to the heatwave.


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 58.12 winning weight from Riverside on 8 May.

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

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Season 2018-19 Results

Season 2018-19 ChampionshipEvening League points * Champ of Champs * 

Click on the Date for a match result 



Event Winner


07 Aug 2018  Smallford Mid-week knock-up  Simon Jee  33.13
05 Aug 2018  Southend Farm Championship #5 Richard Wylie  125.01
31 July 2018  Greensands Mid-week knock-up Dave McGrath  75.03
24 July 2018  Frogmore Mid-week knock-up  Julien Fletcher  33.06
22 July 2018  Alders Farm Championship #4  Clive Bailey  233.11
19 July 2018  Frogmore Evening League #6 Brian Lakin 27.00
17 July 2018  Riverside Mid-week knock-up Roger Brown  60.10
12 July 2018  Riverside Evening League #5  Martin Funnell  64.09
10 July 2018  Frogmore Mid-week knock-up  Lee Ripper  60.13
08 July 2018  Newland Hall Championship #3  Lee Ripper 129.13
05 July 2018  Frogmore Evening League #4  Neil Anderson 27.00
03 July 2018  Riverside Mid-week knock-up  Lee Ripper 53.08
28 June 2018  Riverside Evening League #3  Alan Thomas 49.08
26 June 2018  Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Barry Cowley  21.07
24 June 2018  Frogmore Championship #2  Allan Bayman  35.09
21 June 2018 Frogmore Evening League #2 Roger Brown  40.14
19 June 2018  How End Mid-week knock-up  Lee Ripper 119.12
14 June 2018 Riverside Evening League #1 Lee Ripper  39.00
12 June 2018  Frogmore Mid-week knock-up  Lee Ripper  60.03
10 June 2018  Riverside  Championship #1  Josh Blavins  80.09
05 June 2018 Riverside Mid-week knock-up Lee Ripper  82.12
29 May 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Alan Thomas  39.02
27 May 2018 Alders Farm Champ of Champs Alan Thomas 171.15
22 May 2018 Riverside Mid-week knock-up Ray Cormack  24.12
20 May 2018 Riverside Spring Warm-Up #4 Josh Blavins/
Alan Gardner
15 May 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot  34.00
08 May 2018 Riverside Mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot  57.12
01 May 2018 Southend Farm Mid-week knock-up Chris Budden  27.07
29 April 2018 Alban Lakes (Willows) Spring Warm-Up #3  Steve Burfoot  81.10
24 April 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Roger Brown  28.13
17 April 2018 Southend Farm Mid-week knock-up Chris Budden  84.09
10 April 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Roger Brown  20.04
03 April 2018 Southend Farm Mid-week knock-up  Barry Cowley  47.11
01 April 2018 Puddledock Spring Warm-Up #2  Roger Brown  46.12
27 Mar 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Dave McGrath 19.01
22 Mar 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Chris Stride 40.10
13 Mar 2018 Frogmore Mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 14.05
11 Mar 2018 Frogmore Spring Warm-Up #1 Colin Rennison 18.14

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