Monday, August 20, 2007

Events are selling fast, says Mark

This year sees more Pike Anglers Club events than ever before.

And they're all looking set to be filled, from the legendary Menteith to Midlands gravel pits - not to mention the water dubbed the next Blithfield.

Special events organiser Mark Skinner said it was no surprise Menteith was over-subscribed and places would be drawn at the PAC Convention.

"No doubt it is Lyn Baker's capture of a 39lb pike on our bait and lure event last year that has fired up members enthusiasm and brought home that it could be their dream that comes true next time," he said.

"It is very noticable that new names are appearing on application slips, which shows how popular this event is.

"But as they say you have to be in it to win it, so send in your application if you haven't already applied, to make sure you're in with a chance of having your name pulled out at Stoneleigh in September."

Applications for Menteith and other PAC events were included in the current edition of the club's magazine Pikelines.

We'll be fishing a number of waters for the first time including Llyn Brenig - a welsh trout water where pike fishing is limited some have dubbed the next Blithfield.

We also have access to gravel pits and syndicate waters for the first time - and are close to clinching our first-ever event in Northern Ireland.

Mark said the social side of events was as successful as the fishing for many members.

"As well as being in with the chance of catching some good fish, you will also have the chance to meet up with old friends and even make some new ones," he said.
"We have a record number of events for members to attend this season, so why not get those application slips filled in and come and enjoy being part of a PAC event."