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Match Scene Summary by Allan Bayman

Last year was a record year for our home waters with match records at both Frogmore match lake and Riverside Road being blown out of the water and overall there has been a marked improvement on sport at both venues with good backing weights showing at most matches and from a wide range of pegs.

We have gone to some lengths to book venues that we hope offer what people are asking us for with a range of venues not just commercial carp fisheries. We had hoped to have a canal and maybe another river fixture but the challenges of parking, mediocre sport and other considerations means currently Felmersham is our lone moving water fixture. Our fixtures should offer good, even sport so hopefully skill will play the biggest part in the results not the luck of the draw !

The spring warm-up matches have been generally very good. How End showed itself to be an exceptional venue even if the cool weather slowed things down a touch but as it warmed up so did the sport with 20lb just about getting you into the Top 10 at Riverside in our last warm-up match.

So the season starts again with the championship matches on Sundays and our six-match evening league series. Please see the link at the top of the page for the full fixture list.

We look forward to seeing plenty of our members taking part in these matches and as always if you have any questions please drop me a mail at matches@verulam-angling.co.uk. We also run a mailing list sending out the results and taking bookings for the next match so let me know if you want adding to this.


Steve Burfoot, the Frogmore master, has finally beaten the five hour match record.

Steve has been running the midweek matches since January and has had some good weight but nothing approaching the 75.05 bag he put together on May 23.

As predicate, now the weather is much warmer now these matches were bound to throw up bigger and bigger weights as proved with the seven anglers weighing in 273lb - an average of 39lb.

With a few more anglers on the water and muggy high air pressure the weights were a little less impressive for the Champion of Champions match. Current Championship holder Allen Bayman topped the field with 36.12, pushing Steve Burfoot into 2nd with 29.04.

Allan was less fortunate at Riverside on the last Spring warm-up. But the weights were as good as anyone could have hoped for - Dave McGrath taking the win with 45.15 just ahead of Paul Bangs mostly bream weight of 43.14.

On-line is the place to go . Colin Rennison continues to upload great little vids of his match days to Youtube. You can see his day on recent VAC matches at Lake John here, and Slough House, which he won with two super carp, here.

 

Next matches: It's back to Riverside for the first championship match of the 17/18 season on June 11 and then again on June 15 for the first of the evening league. On June 25 we're bagging up on Horseshoe lake, Tyler's Common.

Please see our new season fixture list - top of page.
Week-day matches:

Due to popular demand we have resumed our midweek matches on Tuesdays on the Frogmore match lake which has been providing some consistently good sport over the last 12 months.  

Draw will be 8:30 and fishing 9:30 to 2:30 although this may be tweaked slightly on the day.

Pools are optional and are just £3. Steve Burfoot will be running these matches so if you want to book on please contact him here or telephone 07505 109880.  

Matches will be pegged around other anglers unless demand is high in which case pegs 20-30 may be reserved for match use.  

These are likely to run until June or July but we’ll be publishing any changes to the schedule once sorted.   I hope this works well for a number of you and we have a few new people taking part in these enjoyable, friendly matches. 

If you want to take part in any of the matches, championship, evening or midweek please email matches@verulam-angling.co.uk and we will add you to our mailing list which will keep you up to date on all of the fixtures and the booking on process.


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 2016-17 Results

Season 2016-17 Championship Evening League points * Champ of Champs *  Weekday League

Click on the Date for a match result 

Date

Venue

Event Winner

Weight   

06 June 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Roger Brown 52.10
30 May 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 62.10
28 May 2017 Frogmore Champion of Champions Allan Bayman 36.12
23 May 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 75.05
21 May 2017 Riverside Spring warm-up #4 Dave McGrath 45.15
16 May 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Barry Cowley 33.00
09 May 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Roger Brown 59.15
02 May 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Barry Cowley 46.07
23 April 2017 Redbridge Spring warm-up #3 Allan Bayman 19.00
11 April 2017 Timberland mid-week knock-up Alan Thomas 33.03
04 April 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 35.15
02 April 2017 How End - Yasis Spring warm-up #2 Mark Glocester 83.00
28 Mar 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Andy Trigg 18.01
21 Mar 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 20.13
14 Mar 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Mark Gloster 22.05
12 Mar 2017 Frogmore Spring warm-up #1  Martin Funnel  46.15
07 Mar 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Barry Cowley 22.05
28 Feb 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up John McCarthy 13.08
21 Feb 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 20.02
19 Feb 2017 Lakeside Farm Championship #15 Phil Rule  6.08
14 Feb 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Andy Trigg 60.13
12 Feb 2017 Riverside Sunday knock-up Barry Cowley 6.00
07 Feb 2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 21.14
05 Feb 2017 Tyler's Common - Willow Championship #16 Robin Page 38.09
24 Jan  2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up CANCELLED  
22 Jan  2017 Lakeside Championship #15 Postponed to 19/02  
17 Jan  2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Barry Cowley  40.11
10 Jan  2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot  12.02
08 Jan  2017 Entire Farm Championship #14 Alan Thomas 49.01
03 Jan  2017 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Alan Thomas  13.11
28 Dec  2016 Riverside mid-week knock-up Stan Kiddle  24.12
20 Dec  2016 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Alan Thomas  25.10
11 Dec  2016 Riverside Championship #13 - Xmas Brian Lakin  25.09
06 Dec  2016 Riverside mid-week knock-up Roger Brown  7.11
29 Nov 2016 Riverside mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 3.13
27 Nov 2016 Slough House Championship #12 Colin Rennison 26.01
22 Nov 2016 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Barry Cowley 23.00
15 Nov 2016 Riverside mid-week knock-up Stan Kiddle 34.06
13 Nov 2016 Felmersham Championship #11 Mark & Dan 6.14
08 Nov 2016 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Stan Kiddle  33.08
30 Oct 2016 Jack's Lake VAC vs HAPS - rnd 2 HAPS 22.04
23 Oct 2016 Lake John Championship #10 Simon George 46.00
18 Oct 2016 Frogmore mid-week knock-up  Barry Cowley 39.04
11 Oct 2016 Riverside mid-week knock-up Stan Kiddle 35.00
09 Oct 2016 Entire Farm Championship #9 Allan Bayman 831.05
04 Oct 2016 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Steve Burfoot 36.14
27 Sep  2016 Riverside mid-week knock-up Alan Thomas 41.06
25 Sep  2016 Newlands Hall Championship #8 Alan Thomas 74.06
20 Sep  2016 How End - Yassi's mid-week knock-up Allan Bayman 91.08
18 Sep  2016 Riverside VAC vs HAPS - rnd 1 Stan Kiddle 42.14
13 Sep  2016 Riverside mid-week knock-up Alan Thomas 68.03
11 Sep  2016 Colemans - Stepfield Championship #7 Brian Lakin 114.08
06 Sep  2016 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Barry Cowley 47.11
30 Aug  2016 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Allan Bayman 95.09
21 Aug  2016 Redbournbury Championship #6 Mark Jones 23.14
16 Aug  2016 Frogmore mid-week knock-up Allan Bayman  62.01
07 Aug  2016 Frogmore Championship #5 Stan Kiddle  56.07
02 Aug 2016 Riverside mid-week series #4  Allan Bayman 29.03 
24 July 2016 Newlands Hall Championship #4 Alan Thomas  105.09
21 July 2016 Frogmore Evening League #6 Allan Bayman 40.09
19 July 2016 Frogmore mid-week series #3 Allan Bayman  23.09
14 July 2016 Riverside Evening League #5 Steve Burfoot   36.00
10 July 2016 Redbridge Championship #3 Allan Bayman  27.08
07 July 2016 Frogmore Evening League #4 Allan Bayman  22.03
05 July 2016 Riverside mid-week series #2 Steve Burfoot  50.01
30 June 2016 Riverside Evening League #3 Allan Bayman 32.09
26 June 2016 Tyler's Horseshoe  Championship #2 Neil Anderson 136.11
23 June 2016 Frogmore  Evening League #2 Dan Patrick 34.06
21 June 2016 Frogmore  mid-week series #1 Steve Burfoot 31.15
16 June 2016 Riverside  Evening League #1 Mark Jones 30.10
12 June 2016 Riverside  Championship #1 Dan Patrick 36.00

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