Monday, May 21, 2007

Reserve a slice of pike fishing history

Anglers are being offered the chance to reserve their copy of a book which will rank among the best ever published on the sport of pike fishing.

PAC30, a quality hardback which commemorates 30 years of the club, will be available from Piking 2007, in late September.

PAC secretary Mark Barrett said: "All the rumours that you have heard have been true, and PAC 30 the celebratory book is now available to pre-order to make sure of your copy.

"PAC 30 is a quality hardback book produced by Pike angler and book designer Stephen Harper, the man responsible for such legendary titles as Neville Fickling's Mammoth Pike, John Watson's Pikers Progress and Stephen's own Broadland Pike.

"All of Stephen's past books have become much sought after editions and are changing hands on on-line auction sites for often ten times the original cover price.

"The book is an out and out story book, in that there are stories of red letter days, record fish, river thirties, reservoir thirties, friends and influences, and is just the way to whet your appetite for the new piking season, as well as being a book to dip into in those moments when inspiration is required."

The book includes chapters by:

Barrie Rickards
Derrick Amies
John Watson
Neville Fickling
Mick Brown
Dave Horton
Roy Lewis
Phil Wakeford
Steve Bown
Graham Slater
Denis Moules
Scott Davidson
Pete Climo
Wayne Thomas
Steve Rogowski
Steve Rodwell
Steve Taylor
Steve Gould
John Synnuck
Mark Barrett
Chris Bishop
Mark Skinner
John Neafcy
Eric Edwards
Chris Donovan
Steve Ormrod
Bill Palmer
James Holgate
and Dave Lumb

PAC 30 is on a limited print run, and the only way to make sure of obtaining a copy is to pre-order one now. Why not save yourself a fiver into the bargain by picking your copy up at the convention on the 22nd September at Stonleigh Park, Warks?

The hardback version of the book costs £25 with postage if required another £5.

There are also a strictly limited number of leatherbound editions available. These retail at £185 + £5 postage. Only 100 of these will be made and are sure to become a classic. (leatherbounds limited to members only and two per person)

Books can be ordered by sending a cheque or postal order made payable to the Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain to General Secretary Mark Barrett at:

32 Berristead Close

or order on-line at

Cover picture here.