Friday, August 11, 2006

John 'Watto' Watson rejoins the PAC

John Watson, better know throughout the piking world as Watto, has rejoined the Pike Anglers Club.

Both current and previous committees believed it was time to invite John to return to the fold and discussions have been taking place for some time.

PAC president Phil Wakeford said tonight: "We are very pleased to announce that John Watson has rejoined us after almost 20 years.

"John was one of the original general secretaries of the PAC and put a huge amount of personal time and effort into making the club successful.

"In the intervening period John has continued to fight for all of the things important to pike and pike fishing through his guiding services, the local and national press, angling publications and TV. He is one of the best known pike anglers in the country."

In a letter to the club, Norfolk-based John said: "It is good to know that the committee have unanimously extended their hand and hopefully I'll be able to contribute to the club in the near future."

John Watson's return reflects the committee's desire to welcome members who have parted company with the PAC over the years back into the club.

It is part of a concerted push to unify pike anglers under one banner, so strengthening the voice of our sport.