Monday, September 04, 2006

PAC announces Convention stalls list

One good reason for attending the PAC convention is always the unique assortment of stalls under one roof.

Those attending this year's event can check out some of the latest tackle and lures, pick up a bargain on our second-hand stall or even raise some cash for the forthcoming winter campaign by selling any surplus items gathering dust.

Event organiser Mike Kelly, the PAC's advertising and promotions manager, tonight released the list of those who have so far confirmed they'll be attending the event, which is being held at Leeds Royal Armouries on Saturday, September 23.

Top tackle dealers the Friendly Fisherman, The Tackle Shop (Gainsborough), The Fishing Pool, Anglewise, Dave Lumb Specialist Tackle, Harris Sportsmail, Sovereign Superbaits, Zoota Lures , Eric's Angling, The Pike Shop, DIY Lures and Flies and Catmaster Tackle will all be there.

Organisations which represent all facets of the sport will be strongly represented with the Pike Flyfishing Association, Lure Anglers Society, Specialist Anglers Alliance, and Catfish Conservation Group all in attendance.

CP Boats, who import the Sea Nymph range of aluminium craft, Coch-y-Bonddhu Books and acclaimed wildlife artist David Miller will also be there with stalls to browse.

Predator Publications, better known as publishers of Pike and Predators - Britain's only newstand magazine devoted to predator angling - will be on hand, with editor James Holgate looking forward to meeting readers and finding out what they think about P&P and its sister title Coarse Angling Today.

Last but not least, the PAC will be running a second-hand stall, along with a stalls where you can buy the latest lines in members products, and either join the club or renew your membership on the day.

Many regulars traditionally see the Convention as the start of their winter's piking, with plenty of opportunities to top up your tackle for the rigours ahead.

Whether you need to replenish your lure collection, buy a bulk spool of braid or even handle the latest rods before you splash out in that department, there's something for just about everyone from the newcomer or occasional piker, to the seasoned hand.

We hope to see you there in Leeds, on September 23.