Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Cambridge Region unveils winter programme

A rare talk by jerkbait king Derek Macdonald is one of the highlights of the Cambridge Region's programme of talks and slide shows this season.

Newly-appointed ROs Richard Wesley and Andrew Blazey say both members and non-members are welcome at their meetings, which are being held at Bottisham British Legion Club in Downing Close, Bottisham, on the first Wednesday of every month.

More information on the branch is contained on the Cambridge PAC Website.

Meeting details:

Wednesday, September 6 - Mike Green

Mike is a Midlands based angler who has had a fair amount of success jerkbaiting and fly fishing for pike on the reservoirs, pits and rivers of East Anglia.

Wednesday, October 4 - Andy Lush

Andy needs no introduction as proprietor of tackle shop The Friendly Fisherman. He'll be talking about fishing for barbel and catfish in continental waters and reservoir fishing for pike in England.

Wednesday, November 1 - Gary Knowles

Gary is a Cheshire-based all-rounder angler well known to readers of Pike and Predators. One of his claims to fame is landing Eric Edwards' record brace of pike from Blithfield.

Wednesday, December 6 - Eric Edwards

A welcome return for Eric, who went down a storm on his last visit to the Fens. he's coming back to share some more of his experiences of big water pike fishing - and big pike.

Wednesday, January 3 - David Wesley and Andrew Blazey

One of the region's newest members, David talks about the learning curve he has faced during the first two seasons spent fishing for ‘old esox, while Andrew entertains us by reliving his 2006 sea fishing holiday over on the West coast of Ireland.

Wednesday, February 7 - Nigel Savage

Nigel is a Rutland water warden and has been having a lot of success fly fishing for predators. Come and see how he has gone about catching pike and zander on the fly.

Wednesday, March 7 - Joint Cambridge and Ely Fenland meeting with the PAC Committee

A PAC panel including president Phil Wakeford, chairman Colin Goodge, secretary Mark Barrett, PR man Chris Bishop and sales goods supremo Mick Hastings will be on hand. It's your chance to speak to the committee in person, raise any ideas you have and listen to how their first year as a new committee has gone.

Wednesday, April 4 - Derek Macdonald

Derek is one of the more mysterious figures in the Pike fishing world, keeping his catches to himself and close friends. He now begins to reveal some of his closely guarded secrets in a show entitled I did it my way. It is not often that Derek will do a slideshow, so take the opportunity to hear one of the most successful pike anglers in the country.