Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New look Pikelines - sneak preview

Pikelines editors Steve Ormrod and Neville Fickling tonight revealed a sneak preview of what the new-look mag will contain when it hits PAC members' doorsteps in a few days' time.

More pages means more of the articles, features, news and views from anglers from all walks of the sport which have made the magazine the favourite read of in-the-know predator hunters.

But Steve's promising a few changes between the covers - on top of a fresh new design.

"We've made some advances news-wise," he said. "The club is moving on with changes in communications technology and to reflect this we now have NewsFeed pages, which feed off online improvements like the PAC's new newsblog set up by Dave Lumb and Chris Bishop.

"More ideas are in the pipeline and as ever we welcome any suggestions for content from members, because it's their magazine."

The forthcoming Pikelines includes Rob Shallcroft on keeping it natural, an intriguing piece by Mick Brown on some of his regrets, an Irish adventure with Steve Rogowski and the British Pike Squad throwing a wobbler on a training session in the depths of the Fens.

Pagination has been upped from 64 to 68 pages and there are hopes changes in postage costs brought in by the Royal Mail mean we'll be able to provide pikers with an even bigger quarterly read.

"But this depends on receiving enough contributions to fill it," Steve said. "No material equals no Pikelines, so we want to hear from anyone who's got an idea for an article, or even something they'd like us to pursue.

"We welcome ideas from anyone from the junior or novice member, to seasoned veterans. It's your magazine, after all, and we want you to use it."

Pikelines should be on the presses over the next couple of days and hitting members' doormats shortly afterwards.