Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dates for your diary (2011/12 season)

Our meetings for 2011/2012 will again be held at Owley Wood Club, Weaverham, on the first Monday of the month, and commencing at 7.30pm. These are the dates for your diary:

Friday 29th August 2011 - Rigs & Traces for Predators (coaching session 7.00pm - 9.00pm at Northwich AA headquarters).

Friday 2nd September 2011 - Lure fishing for Pike & Perch (coaching session 7.00pm. - 9.00pm, River Weaver, Northwich).

Monday 5th September 2011 - guest speaker Ian Emmess

Saturday 17th September 2011 - 'North West Piking' hosted by R.A.31.

Saturday 1st October 2011 - PAC Convention, Kettering.

Monday 3rd October 2011 - meeting at Owley wood Club.

Monday 7th November 2011 - Quiz night hosted by Paul Ikin.

Monday 5th December 2011 - guest speaker Geoff Parkinson - zander fishing in Holland.

Monday 9th January 2012 - guest speaker Barry McConnell - zander.

Monday 6th February 2012 - Meeting at Owley Wood Club.

Sunday 19th February 2012 - Fish-in, River Weaver, Northwich.

Sunday 18th March 2012 - Fish-in, Big Billinge, Northwich.

Monday 5th March 2012 - guest speaker Pete Haywood.

Monday 2nd April 2012 - Meeting at Owley Wood Club.

Monday 7th May 2012 - AGM / social night.

Please continue to check for updates.

Summer predator campaign underway

I have now put my pike rods away until the autumn and will be concentrating on fishing for eels during the months ahead. So far Paul Ikin and I have caught a handful of fish between us; the best one of 3 lbs. 9 oz. falling to ledgered lobworms. We're hoping for something much bigger but it's not easy fishing !

North West Piking - Sat. 17th. September, 3.00 pm - 8.00 pm.

Our near neighbours at R.A.31 (South Lancs.) are staging a 'mini PAC convention' on September 17th. Attractions include:

Piking Panel - various.
Lure making demonstration - Mark Berrisford.
Angling Coaching - Eric Edwards
Lure Clinic - Dave Kelbrick
Tackle Stands - to be confirmed.
Boat Demonstration - to be confirmed
Other Predator Groups - to be confirmed.

The venue is the ist floor function room at 'The Caledonian' Public House, 154, Bolton Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 8PF.

Cost of admission to be announced.

Talk by Bruno Broughton

Monday 9th May is our final meeting of the 2010/11 season and we look forward to welcoming Bruno Broughton as our guest speaker.

Bruno is possibly the country's most eminent fisheries scientist and is also PAC's scientific adviser. A real mine of information, Bruno will be willing to take any questions members may have in relation to pike, pike fishing, or indeed, fishery management. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a new insight into the way that fish behave and I would encourage everyone to come along.

The venue, as usual, is Owley wood Club at Weaverham and non members are also welcome. The meeting begins at 7.30 pm.