Saturday, February 12, 2011

Congratulations to Joe

I have just spent a very pleasant afternoon fishing a Northwich A.A. still water together with Paul Ikin. Whilst we were there we met 12 year old Joe Hornby, who was also doing a spot of pike fishing. We were delighted to be able to help Joe to catch his first pike, a fish of 5 lbs. 2 oz. on a ledgered lamprey section. This was soon followed by a second well conditioned pike of 5 lbs. 8 oz. - this time taken on a float fished lamprey section. Very well done Joe, you are now a proper pike angler !

Monday, February 7, 2011

AGM Products

You will now see on our homepage a link to AGM Products. For those who aren't in the know this is a locally based company, here in Northwich, which specializes in lures and accessories for the modern lure angler.

AGM Products has an amazing and very diverse range of stock and many of the items available have historically been very difficult to get hold of in this country. The quality of the items on offer and the service is second to none, and I would heartily recommend you give the site a visit.

Big Billinge fish-in, Sunday 27th February

I have had to postpone our fish-in on Big Billinge (originally scheduled for Saturday 19th February) as I am now attending a course on that day. The fish-in will now take place on Sunday 27th February instead.

There are 15 places (limited to PAC members only) so please let me know a.s.a.p. if you wish to attend. The cost is £3.50 per angler and Northwich A.A. rules apply.

Big Billinge is a very clear and weedy water with a good head of specimen carp. Depths range from 18 ft. alongside the road bank, up to about 2 ft. at the far end. The venue is popular with carp anglers and consequently doesn't get fished a great deal by anyone else. It has produced pike to over 24 lbs. (witnessed by a friend of mine) and one of the bailiffs tells me he has seen a very large pike mooching about this year. So, the potential is certainly there.

I will be running one or possibly two coaching sessions on the day, and these may be attended either by PAC members or by members of Northwich A.A. The coaching sessions form part of my coursework in gaining the Level 2 qualification in coaching angling. I will post details of the topics to be covered (which will be relevant to pike and predator fishing) and the times of the coaching sessions nearer the time.

Update; (above) PAC member Jack Prescott with the best of a three pike haul. Mark Johnson and Mark Noon also caught from the same part of the lake - where there seemed to be a number of pike in residence. All the fish were caught either early in the morning or with dusk approaching. Well done to Jack.