Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Weather and river conditions were perfect, and this undoubtedly played a big part in a very successful day.
The event, held on the Weaver in Northwich, was attended by approximately 15 anglers, made up of a roughly 50/50 mix of Northwich AA members (mostly complete novices) and PAC members. Here are the stats:
NAA junior member Harry Broadbent caught his first two pike on wobbled deadbaits under the guidance of Alan Hickson. (above right)
NAA junior member Kaythan Shillito caught three pike, including a new 'personal best' of 9 lbs. 14 oz. (above left) all on livebaits.
NAA senior member Alex Lawton caught his first pike on a lure.
NAA Senior and PAC member Michael O'Brien caught his very first pike - after 12 months of trying. This was on a lure.
New PAC member Alan Butler caught his second pike ever. The last one he caught was in 1965 !
The biggest fish of the day, a 17 lb. pike, was caught by PAC's Mark Johnson on a smelt deadbait. I hope to have a picture of this fish soon and will add this to the blog. Well done mate !
Altogether, 18 pike were caught during the day and everyone who attended said that they had thoroughly enjoyed the event and learned a great deal from it.
I would like to thank everyone who attended, but in particular Alan Hickson for his invaluable help and Alan Dudhill from R.A.26 for the generous provision of 'Pikemaster' traces and floats for this event.
Unfortunately I blanked - but someone had to !!!!