Sunday, November 30, 2008
The Pike Anglers Club is happy to announce a new partnership with Wroxham-based Broads Fishing Ltd, which gives members a 10% discount off a day's boat hire.
Broads Fishing have 12 or 14ft aluminium dinghies or moulded dories for hire, with an outboard and a tank of fuel for £35 or £40 a day which includes insurance. They can also supply your deadbait needs.
Click here to check out their website - and make sure you mention the PAC when you book and take your membership card with you when you fish.
The 24-year-old from Northampton landed a 39lb 2oz specimen from the margins of Pitsford Water - a new venue record - say local paper reports.
Friday, November 28, 2008
FREE Buffet & prize raffle.
This is not one to be missed.
Entry £3 to non Region 31 members & £2 to Region 31 members on the door.
Caledonian public house - upstairs function room 8pm onwards. Bolton Road Ashton in Makerfield, Nr Wigan Lancashire (next door to Tesco garage) .
Hope to see you ALL there.
Tight lines Jon Neafcy RO Region 31 - Wigan Piker!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
But they say the giant birds aren't likely to prey on coarse fisheries including the Broads if the RSPB and Natural England get the go-ahead to release them in Norfolk next summer.
Click here for more.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Events organiser Mark Skinner said those who had been unsuccessful for the first-come, first-served event, on February 28, would go onto a reserve list and would be offered a place if anyone drops out.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Admission is £3 for PAC members £5 for non members and the evening starts at 7.30pm
Steve will also be displaying items from his new tackle shop SAS (Specialist Angling Supplies), and copies of PAC30 and Zander A Complete Guide will also be for sale on the night.
It was a brilliant day and we handed over to Jane Furnace from the Macmillan Nurses a mind-blowing £2,800 - and when some of the outstanding sponsorship comes in it will go to over £3,000.
It just show how much all anglers feel about this charity and how much good they do. I don’t know if we can match it next year but only you lads will tell
Thanks and tight lines to all,
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This grainy black and white picture is claimed to be of an 80lbs pike from Eastern Europe.
It arrived at PAC HQ with a brief caption:
Gentlemen, I am enclosing a picture of what is surely the largest Pike ever caught, never mind seen. This Pike must have been around 80+ lbs if not more.
Duncan Monrom, Bansko, Bulgaria
There are no details of when, where or how the fish was caught, or the identity of its captor and his friends.
We've asked Duncan for a few more details on the fish. In the meantime, why not tell us what you think on the PAC Members Forum.
A week-long trip with moggy guides Catfish Capers is the top prize in the PAC's Winter Raffle.
Other prizes so far confirmed include a trio of ET bait rods courtesy of up and coming tackle outfit Esox And More, a day's fishing with Neville Fickling, books from Mark Barrett and two Golden Menteith tickets (NB you have to be a member to use these...).
PAC advertising manager Mike Kelly : "It's a wonderful start and considering that the draw is not until next May at the AGM, I'm very confident that we will have the best Winter Raffle ever.
"I urge all our members to support the club by returning their tickets with the payment and buying as many extras as they can afford."
Tickets will be sent out soon, but you can obtain extra books by sending a SAE to Mike at 47 Yew Tree Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0BG.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Fishing is banned between Wretton Bridge and Barton Mills because of steep banks.
Click here for a local paper report.
Talk starts at 8pm at The Crown Inn Public House, Main Street, Hemingbrough, Selby, North Yorkshire, Y08 6QE
Monday, November 17, 2008
Times is hard out there but with renewals flooding in and up to 20 or more new members a week, the PAC seems to be weathering the downturn.
Membership secretary John Cahill said members were staying loyal to the club.
"This year has seen losses at a lower level than for the last three years," he said in a report to the club's committee, as it prepares to hand over the reins next May.
"This is very encouraging as we look to maximise members for the incoming committee."
There's plenty going on behind the scenes as the club looks ahead to maintain the momentum built up over the current committee's term.
As ever, we thank everyone who supports our work to conserve the pike and pike fishing.
Many pike anglers are fascinated with the weather and the effect it has on their fishing.
This site gives you the overview as far as advanced forecasts are concerned, along with ways of setting up your own weather alerts.
Our stall will be selling the full range of PAC products and PAC30 books, along with memberships and renewals.
Click here for more on the event.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
We'll be selling PAC products, books and memberships - come along and see us if you're there on Saturday, November 29 or Sunday, November 30.
Click here for more on the event.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Chertsey Gravel Pit, the Warping Drain, Hykeham Gravel Pit, Ecton Lakes and Quays Pit offer a variety of waters to go at.
See Pikelines for more details.
Efforts are under way to stem the invasion. Click here for more.
It's being held at Graffham Water on Sunday, December 7.
Peter can accommodate 6 anglers at a cost of £90 [£15 each if 6 attend]. He'll have fly rods available to use.
A couple of places have already gone. If you'd like to attend, e-mail Colin Brett at email@example.com
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Siltation of sluices and the tidal ouse have meant water from the river has been released via the Channel, causing many fish to be washed through the tail sluice into The Wash.
But Denver's sluices have now been re-opened, reducing the need for run-offs via the Channel.
And now controlling club King's Lynn AA has revealed a recent EA survey found large numbers of fry, along with predators taking advantage of the food source.
Check out the perch - not to mention trout - in these slideshow pictures.
Click here to see them.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Pike Angler of the Year Graham Slater lets us in on some of the secrets of the mobile approach he adopts fishing the Lincolnshire drains.
Darren Ward povides a salutary lesson on safety afloat, with an account of the terrifying day his boat sank.
Mick Gleeson waxes lyrical about his love of river piking, while PAC stalwart Eric Edwards gives a revealing interview to PAC President Phil Wakeford.
There's a full report on the landmark court case, when two men were prosecuted for killing and eating fish on Norfolk's River Wissey.
Last but not least, there's a picture of what's claimed to be a world record pike weighing 82lbs. Is it for real..? We'll let you decide.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
"Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears" – oh sorry, wrong script (apologies to Mr Shakespeare)!
Calling all adopted "Yorkshiremen" from the North of England and ye Lancastrians and Cheshiremen. "Sir" Peter Green has once again called on all true gentlemen or others to take up their fishing rods for the next battle in this series.
This will take place at Dam Flask reservoir, near Sheffield on Sunday 23rd November 2008 commencing at 8am ‘til 4pm. Tickets will be available from "Sir" Peter to be purchased in advance at £10 for 2 rods. Places are limited to 75 so it is "first come, first served" Please apply by post as soon as possible with a cheque payable to Peter Green along with a stamped self addressed envelope to:
17 Lincoln Street
Tel 01924 782705
Maps of the venue along with sponsorship forms will be sent out by return. All money gathered will once again be given to the MacMillan Nurses Cancer Care charity at an event at the end of the day. Full details will be announced later. Peter asks that all anglers gather as much sponsorship as possible so that we can give a huge amount to this absolutely fantastic and well deserving service. Last time we raised over £1800, let’s make that look like small beer this time!
If people prefer they can contact his serf Chas White for tickets etc. in advance on 01642 765332. We hope to see as many as possible of you there!
Mathew Crocker is a keen angler who has worked for the Environment Agency since it was formed took over from Dafydd Evans this week.
Meanwhile, another EA official has revealed his "secret" method of catching pike - sparking a thinly-veiled attack on livebaiting from a regional press angling correspondent.
More on that one here.
Big fish specialist James 'The doc' Gardner, talk on his piking experiences down in Sussex on Tuesday, November 11.From his methods of tackling the big open trout waters to his more delicate approaches to smaller waters.
James has caught pike from many venues around the country and his pike fishing exploits have accounted for pike upto 37lb.
All talks start at 8pm, although it’s advisable to be there early for to catch up with friends and fellow members in the bar beforehand and of course to grab a seat.
Venue is the Kings Head 1 High St East Hoathly BN8 6DR The region asks for £2.50 for PAC members and £3.50 for non members.
As always there will be a raffle on the night with some top prizes on offer and the chance to buy a copy of the PAC book PAC 30. Further details on the blog