Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Traders flock to PAC Convention

A record number of traders have signed up for this year's PAC Convention.

Some of the top names in predator fishing will be setting up shop for the event at Stoneleigh, Warks, on Saturday, September 27.

They'll be rubbing shoulders with everything from independent lure makers to boat builders - not to mention the lively second-hand tackle and lure stands.

Those confirmed so far include The Tackle Shop, Gainsborough; The Friendly Fisherman; Dave Lumb Specialist Tackle; Sovereign; Zoota Lures; The Pike Shop; Piking Brittany; Esox & More; Pike and Predators; DIY Lure & Fly; Bob Buteaux; Catmaster; Fishing Pool; Sea Strike; Portabote; Catfish Pro and Eddie Turner.

PAC promotions manager Mike Kelly said: "Traders have been keen to attend this year's Convention after the huge success of 2008.

"We have more interest and, therefore, more variety. It's going to be a job to pack them all in, so we've extended the hall into the annex room adjoining the Speakers Hall which is also much larger than last year. It's going to be another good year."

This year's bill of speakers takes on an international flavour, with anglers from Holland and Sweden featuring alongside two home-grown talents who rarely share the secrets of their success.

Michel Huigevoort and PA Hogberg will be sharing the stage with Graham Slater and Derek MacDonald at Stoneleigh, Warks, on Saturday, September 27.

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Tickets are £12 members/£14 non-members on the door. Advance tickets are £10 from Mike Kelly, 47 Yew Tree Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 0BG. Please enclose a cheque payable to PACGB and an SAE.