Monday, 30 April 2012

Annual Members Meeting

The years AMM took place earlier today at the Holiday Inn near Derby. With the outgoing 11th National Committee giving a brief talk about their 3 years in charge of the PAC and the work they have carried out in that time.
After a short lunch break, the New 12th Committee were introduced to the members present along with their aims for the next 3 years.
A Full List and introducton to each of the New Committee will be posted here on this site and within our News Blog within the next 48 hours.

Monday, 16 April 2012

RA34 - Oxfordshire April Meeting

The regions final talk of the 2011-12 season and trophy night will take place this Thursday (19th April 2012) at the usual venue of the Red Lion pub, Eynsham, 7.30pm start.

We are pleased to advise that the trophy winners are:
Biggest Stillwater pike = 33lb 3oz (Marc Dibsdall) group record
Biggest river pike = 25lb 6oz (Eamonn Deeley)
Veterans trophy (over 60) = 27lb 11oz (Tony Hallatt)
Junior Trophy (under 18) = 16lb (Ryan Styles)

Guest speaker on the night will be Dilip Sarkar MBE:
Joined the PAC upon foundation, aged 16, back in 1977, soon succeeding Des Taylor as RO for Worcestershire. Fished very seriously for pike on the Severn and Wye, and a couple of Cotswold trout waters until the mid-80s, taking a number of fish to 26+. Re-visited Severn piking and PAC in the early 90s, taking more good fish, but work and family commitments once more dictated a return to carping. Became a deep ship-wreck diver in 1999, so for the next seven years didn't fish at all. He did, however, dive with pike, which was fascinating. Dilip who was a single-parent with son James then met Karen, who became hooked on fishing and the three continue to fish together. At that time, Dilip's friend Chris Fowles took a Wye 31.06, so that capture, together with Karen and James's enthusiasm for predators, saw him start serious piking again in 2009. Living in Worcester he is lucky to have the Severn on his doorstep, so of course has the opportunity to fish for big zander. Last season, however, a prime stretch of the Severn near Worcester became available and so Dilip took over the fishing rights, putting together a very small syndicate of trusted, long-standing, friends. On 12 March 2011 Dilip caught a river Severn pike of 25.01, making up for the various pike of 19.15 he has caught over the years. Dilip has been lucky enough to take ten of the 25 double-figure zander from his water, including three doubles in a sitting, although his biggest is 'only' 12.07. On the pike front Dilip has had 45 doubles from the Severn this season, including three twenties, the best two being absolutely awesome pike of 26.08 and 27.02. Dilip has also recently taken over as editor of Pikelines magazine.
Karen is an angling artist, now specialising in not only fish prints but also angling portraits and will have some paintings on display on the night and one print will be in the raffle.
So, his talk is really about what has been a journey, in addition to having a strong message regarding both pike conservation, environmental problems and his approach to both running his syndicate and resolving problems on the stretch, so a bit of all sorts, not your typical piking talk, and so far well received.

Hope to see you all on Thursday.

Vince Williams
Regional Organiser
Oxfordshire PAC (RA 34)

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cheshire Region

Well known pike angler Pete Haywood will be the Guest Speaker on MOnday 2nd April. Pete is a PAC stalwart with many years of piking experience. A former committee man, and joint R.O. (with Phil Kirk) in the Notts. Region for around 20 years. Pete is a well known and highly regarded figure within the Club.
Meeting starts @ 7.30pm, Owley Wood Recreation Club, Barrymore Road, Weaverham, Northwich, CW8 3LS.
PAC and Non members welcome. For other dates and information please check the regions blog

Monday, 26 March 2012

Lincoln RA48

Respected pike angler Mark Ackerley huts sunny Lincoln on Monday 2nd of April for the Regions last meeting until September.

The region have managed to drag Mark away from his self-imposed exile in Scotland to present his talk "A Piking Life" which considering the amount that Mark has caught should lead to a well packed talk; covering everything from his fishing in the Western Loughs to the present day.

Entrance is £2.50 for PAC members & £3.50 for non-members.

The venue is the Stags Head and their full address is:

Stags Head
68 Newport
LN1 3DP.

Further details on the Region and the venue may be found on the regions blog site at:

Saturday, 17 March 2012

New Region - Tayside

Brian Marshall is getting a new region going for Tayside. Please give him your support at the first meeting, details below:

First meeting confirmed for next month, weds 18th April 7.30-8.00pm. All welcome.

208 hotel, 208 crieff rd, Perth, PH1 2PE (near McDiarmid park, st Johnstone FC).