Angling - History
THE VERULAM AC was formed in 1934
by some 14-20 local businessmen and has been providing quality fisheries and sport for its members
ever since. It has since flourished to what we have today -
a club over 1100 members enjoying a vast array of fish and fisheries.
our membership figure may seem very large, we do level our membership on the amount
of fishing we have on offer as we have no wish to subject members to overcrowded
waters. The fact that we are one of the few clubs with a growing membership,
surely reflects the standards to which we seek to achieve.
some fisheries are more popular than others, but avoid the busier times and you
still have the fisheries to yourself and with no close season at some waters, we
also avoid the June 16th rush.
club controls a wide variety of coarse fishing as well as some close season
trouting which is very popular. Details of all these waters and what they hold
can be found elsewhere on this website.
very proud of our fisheries. We believe we offer a superb selection giving
members virtually all the sport they could wish for.
of our fisheries and their stock will show that we are not a club to sit on our
laurels. If work needs to be done, it gets done! If waters need stocking, they
this costs money - your money. We may not be the cheapest club around, but if
you want quality fish and fisheries, then it has to be paid for. However, at
less than £1 per week (seniors), we can hardly be called expensive!
are more than welcome in the club and with no entrance fee plus reduced
subscriptions, it is our intention to encourage more.
1986 we became a limited company (limited by guarantee). This was solely to give
the officers of the club full personal protection from the liabilities of the
club. All it means to members is that they are liable to pay the sum of £1 in
the event of the club being wound up due to litigation.
affiliated to the National Federation of Anglers, Great Ouse Fishery
Consultation Association, the Ivel Protection Association, tthe ACA and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
and Ver Valley Society which reflects our concern for the environment we enjoy.
well as this website we
issue four newsletters a year and also have a Telephone Hotline. Members can
phone in for the latest information on how the waters are fishing; competition
details and late changes to fixtures, work party dates, raffle winners, social
date reminders, emergency notices, in fact anything that will be of interest to
have also have an e-mail newsletter which, along with the Hotline, has been
especially handy, for example, when our Frogmore fishery flooded on two occasions.
you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Secretary or Registrar -
if calling, at sensible times please.
Note: Should you wish to take up membership, this
commences on June 16th.