Monday, August 21, 2006

Piking 2006 - PAC confirms programme

The programme for Piking 2006, the PAC’s Annual Convention, was confirmed today.

The event is being held on Saturday, September 23 at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Doors open at 9.00am and there will be the chance to have a coffee or browse some of the many trade and tackle stalls before proceedings get under way.

From then on, the programme will be as follows:

10.00: Welcome address by PAC president Phil Wakeford.

10.15: Menteith Draw – places for the privileged access dates on the Lake of Menteith will be drawn live by special events organiser Mark Skinner.

10.30: Our first guest speaker, Pete Climo, looks back to the glory days of Llandegfedd and his more recent experiences fly fishing on Chew Reservoir.

11.15: Coffee Break.

11.30: Ian Forde, our second speaker, takes a look at some of the important developments which have happened in Ireland recently – where pike are now legally protected.

12.15: Scott Davidson speaks on his experiences with the big pike of some of Scotland’s wild lochs, including the Lake of Dreams, Menteith.

13.00: Lunch.

14.00: PAC Vision – Phil Wakeford outlines the committee’s vision for the future of the club and some of its plans for the immediate future.

14.30: Our final guest speaker, Bill Palmer, shares a golden season in which he caught 30 twenties.

15.30: Tea Break.

15.45: A Piking Panel, featuring Neville Fickling and guests.

16.30: Presentations and Speeches, including Pike Angler of the Year and RO of the Year, compered by PAC chairman Colin Goodge.

16.45: Any more for any more..? See if your number’s come up in advertising and promotions manager Mike Kelly’s Mega Raffle.

17.00: Close.

All times approximate.