VICTORIA ANGLING CLUB


IMPORTANT NOTICE

FOLLOWING A MEETING TONIGHT, 14TH APRIL 2014, WE CAN NOW REVEAL THAT VICTORIA ANGLING CLUB HAVE FORMED AN ASSOCIATION WITH HANLEY ANGLING SOCIETY, AND MEMBERS FROM BOTH CLUBS CAN FISH THEIR COMBINED WATERS AS FROM THIS COMING WEEKEND.

AS BOTH CLUBS HAVE ALREADY SOLD SUBSCRITION CARDS FOR THIS YEAR, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT THE CURRENT CLUB CARDS WILL BE USED AS A PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE NEW ASSOCIATION FOR 2014.

IN 2015 THERE WILL BE A COMBINED CARD FOR THE ASSOCIATION

FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE WATERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO FISH, PLEASE E-MAIL ME ON EITHER OF THE ADDRESSES SHOWN BELOW, OR TEXT ME ON 07877-624903

victoriaangling@ntlworld.com

OR

barrygsimpson@virginmedia.com



TO DISPEL ANY RUMOURS, AND TO INFORM OUR MEMBERS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE CLUB, WE WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT WE ARE IN PROTRACTED DISCUSSIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE HANLEY ANGLING SOCIETY ON THE SUBJECT OF FORMING AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE TWO CLUBS.

HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH THE DISCUSSIONS HAVE NOW REACHED A VERY ADVANCED STAGE, THE FINAL DECISION HAS NOT BEEN TOTALLY AGREED, AND MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO TRY AND FISH THE HANLEY WATERS UNTIL THIS HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED!!!

PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE WEBSITE,

AS WELL AS THE LOCAL PRESS, WHERE THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE


IN BRIEF,THIS WOULD ALLOW OUR MEMBERS TO FISH THEIR WATERS, AND, CONVERSLEY, IT WOULD ALLOW THEIR MEMBERS TO FISH OUR WATERS.

THIS WOULD BRING ABOUT A PORTFOLIO OF SOME 10 (TEN) LAKES AND POOLS, A FISHING COMPLEX, WHICH CONTAINS 2 FURTHER LAKES, A 'DOUGHNUT' LAKE AND A 'MAN-MADE' CANAL SECTION, AS WELL AS 3 STRETCHES OF RIVER, ALL AT NO EXTRA COST TO THE MEMBERS!!!

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THE NEXT CLUB MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY MAY 21ST 2014 AT THE VICTORIA, KING STREET, NEWCASTLE, COMMENCING AT 8.00PM

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APOLOGIES, BUT, DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES THE MARCH MONTHLY MEETING THAT SHOULD TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH HAS BEEN PUT FORWARD TO THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26TH 2014 8.00PM AT THE VICTORIA 62 KING STREET, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME

NOTICE TO EXISTING MEMBERS - ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2014 MUST BE RENEWED BY THE MARCH MEETING

MEMBERSHIP CARDS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM STEVE BATE AT THE VICTORIA ON MONDAYS & TUESDAYS UP ONTIL THE MEETING BETWEEN 6.00PM AND 8.30PM, OR BY POST, WITHA STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE, FROM THE SECRETARY

THERE WILL BE NEW ITEMS ON THE NEWS & NOTICES PAGE THAT MEMBERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF INCLUDING DATES OF NEXT YEARS ORGANISED WORKING PARTY'S, MEETING DATES, CLUB MATCH DATES AND SUBSCRIPTION RATES ETC.

VICTORIA ANGLING CLUB GOES BACK TO IT'S ROOTS!!!

AS FROM JANUARY 2014, THE CLUB MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL NOW HELD AT THE VICTORIA, 62 KING STREET, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, WHERE IT ALL STARTED 32 YEARS AGO


SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2014 ARE ON THE NEWS AND NOTICES PAGE, AND THE APPLICATION FORM IS ON THE SUBSCRIPTION FORM PAGE

****ANY MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT YET RENEWED THEIR MEMBERSHIP AND ARE INTENDING TO DO SO, SHOULD SEND THEIR CHEQUES, MADE OUT TO VICTORIA ANGLING CLUB, FOR THE APPROPRIATE FEE, TO THE SECRETARY BY MARCH 26th  2014, WITH A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE. THE ADDRESS CAN BE FOUND ON THE SUBSCRIPTION FORM PAGE****

 PLEASE NOTE THE MATCH SECRETARY, STEVE BATE, NEW MOBILE NUMBER

07919-885790

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  THE CLUB CELEBRATED ITS 32nd  BIRTHDAY IN 2014

NEXT MEETING - WEDNESDAY MARCH 26th 2014

AT THE VICTORIA, 62 KING STREET, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-

LYME, COMMENCING @ 8.00PM

A Brief Introduction and History of the Victoria Angling Club

The Victoria Angling Club - Newcastle-under-Lyme, was established in 1982, by 5 friends who used to go fishing together, and were Members of other Angling Clubs and Associations.

These were Hector Dibble and Clive Hutter, who, unfortunately, are no longer with us, Stuart Hulse Snr, who now lives in Australia, Nigel Woodcock, our ex Club President and Match Secretary, and Barry Simpson, who has been the Club Secretary ever since day one.

When it all began, some 32 years ago, the Club had NO waters, NO money and NO members, but, what we did have, was enthusiasm, and belief in what we were doing.

From such small beginings, the Club now boasts a portfolio of 5 Lakes and Pools, all within the Madeley/Onneley area of South Cheshire, but only 5 miles from the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which are all mixed fisheries, but all contain specimen fish of various species, with ease of access and car parking.

Membership is OPEN and you can go to any of our waters and will very rarely find any one of them full, but, if you do, with the waters being all in a localised area, it is not a problem to move on to one of the other sites.

It is, and always has been, Club Policy to be on the lookout for further waters to add to the collection, but the  Committee have always viewed each such water on its own merits, whether it would add anything new, or different to, what the Club already has to offer, and we have never taken anything on just to have it "in the books".

The Committee are elected by the Club Members at the Annual General Meeting, which is held in November each year, to run the Club on their behalf, and that is exactly what happens, which may not  always be the case elsewhere.

Should you decide that you would like to become a Member of the Victoria Angling Club, please remember that it is "your Club", and is a Club where every Member has a share, and is given the opportunity to raise any questions that may be bothering them, or to make suggestions about any aspect in the running of the Club.

When you pay your Subscription Fee, you can do so in the knowledge that you are joining a Club, run by Anglers, for Anglers, and in which you have a voice.

Please see the following pages for further information regarding the Victoria Angling Club, or contact the Secretary, Barry Simpson, on 07877 - 624903 Mobile, or, by e-mail on barrygsimpson@virginmedia.com or victoria.angling@ntlworld.com

Club Officials for 2014 are:

Club President: Jim Taylor (ex Chairperson and Life Member) ; Vice President: Jeff Dean

Honorary Vice Presidents: Peter Thompson, (Angling Correspondent); Ian Heaps (Former World Angling Champion); Joe Bradbury, (Life Member & Former Club President & Club Chairman); Nigel Woodcock (Life & Founding Member & Former President & Club Match Secretary) Joe Smith (Life Member & Former Club Chairman)

Chairman: Alan Bratt   Vice Chairman: Mick Suddes; Treasurer: Barry Simpson

Club Secretary: Barry Simpson, (Founding & Life Member)  Tel: 07877 624903

Match Secretary: Steve Bate Tel: 07919 885790

Water Bailiff: Mick Suddes

Management Committee: Tony Wilkinson; Steve Reale; Mick Wilson; Dr Sarah Taylor, Steve Parry, Les Taylor - plus all the above mentioned

Secretary's Address: 'Glas Y Dorlan', 27 Elmsmere Avenue, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 3AF

Site - Pages are: Club Waters - Locations & Descriptions; Photographs/Maps; Club Rules; News and Notices; 

Club Matches -Dates, Venues and Results; Sales & Swaps; Subscription Form;

More pages will be added later 

 

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