Saturday, May 12, 2007

Loch Fad added to PAC events calender

A Scottish loch in a unique island setting, which has produced pike to over 40lbs, is set to welcome PAC members.

Special events organiser Mark Skinner said the club had four days booked on Loch Fad, on the Isle of Bute. Two of them will be in November, two in February.

November dates are the weekend of November 17/18, February dates will be announced when confirmed.

"We're very pleased to have negotiated access for the PAC," Mark said. "We are always looking to expand our calender of events, because they are very popular with members."

It's not hard to see why, with fish to 39lbs 8oz caught during club events last season. Lyn Baker's Menteith capture was the biggest pike ever caught by a female angler.

"When a new member comes to her first event and catches a fish like that, it sums up one thing the club's here for," said Mark.

"Any member can apply to fish one of our events and be in with a chance of catching a fish like that."

The Isle of Bute is reached by a car ferry and there is on-site accommodation. Mark said the club was hoping to negotiate a block booking and discount.

Usual PAC event rules will apply. Members can apply for places using the form in Pikelines and there will be a draw if the event is over-subscribed.

We'll be announcing several other waters as soon as details are confirmed.

Click here for more info on the water. Click here for a taste of Fad's pike potential. Click here for a picture of the loch record.