Saturday, November 03, 2007

Manchester regional update

Manchester RO Howard Buffrey's just sent us an update on how things are going up in the North-west.

Our Region is going from strength to strength with new members coming
along to each meeting making a total of 24 which is most encouraging.
Last April was our Annual Award presentation night with prizes and
congratulations going to the following;

Heaviest Pike: 30lbs 13oz. Bill King.
Best Piker: Nick Radcliffe (decided by Club fish-ins)
Outstanding Achievement: Howard Buffrey (new PB 23lbs.)
Best Photograph: Andrew Parkinson. (being a new award which need not
necessarily include pike and was in fact a landscape this time)

We have been successful in booking several excellent speakers for
this new season. These presentations are open to anyone wishing to
attend at our venue which can cater for large numbers

VENUE: Sunnybank Social Club, Helmshore Road, Helmshore (opposite
'The Station' pub), Rossendale BB4 4LQ. Please park on the road.

Meetings commence at 8.00pm, dates as follows:

November 14th. Neville Fickling.

December 12th. Club christmas bash.

January 9th. Steve Ormrod: 'Heaven & Hell'; 10 years of piking on
Wayoh reservoir.

February 13th. Geoff Parkinson: catfish, pike and zander in Holland.

March 12th. Club night.

April 9th. Mark Barrett: Fenland Piking and club presentation night.

July 9th. Dave Lumb: 'Life after piking' (fishing for barbel, tench,
perch etc). This is a special summer treat not to be missed.

See you there with a big welcome, Howard Buffrey.