Monday, August 28, 2006

PAC membership tops 2000 at Fenland Fair

Membership of the PAC smashed through the 2,000 mark over the Bank Holiday weekend, membership secretary John Cahill said tonight.

Anglers signing up at the Fenland Fair, held yesterday and today in Cambridgeshire, gave an extra boost to the club's ongoing membership drive.

"This builds on the efforts of the previous committee and ourselves," John said. "We're now getting up to 20 members a week."

PAC president Phil Wakeford said: "I'm pleased some of our strategies and renewed energy are being acknowleged by people."

Thousands flocked to the fair at Stow-cum-Quy, near Cambridge. The PAC stall was manned by secretary Mark Barrett and products manager Mick Hastings, with help from East Anglian LO Dennis Moules and Cambridge ROs Richard Wesley and Andy Blazey.

"It was really busy," said Mark. "There were times when our tent was heaving with people."