One of the PAC's founding fathers has passed away after a long illness, at the age of 84.
Eric Hodson helped launch the National Association of Specimen Groups, which went on to become the modern-day Specialist Anglers Alliance.
He also founded the Pike Society, which later became the Pike Anglers Club.
We're sure all PAC members will join anglers from many branches of the sport tonight in mourning his loss. Our thoughts are with his family and many, many friends.
A fuller obituary and details of Eric's funeral will follow.