Fly Fishing For Pike Tution Day - October 2017

On 15 October five Oxford PAC members met with fly fishing instructors Andy Grey and Mark Tickner at Linear Fisheries to learn how to fly fish for pike. Some members had fly fished for other species before, others had never held a fly rod. So Andy started the day with a really accessible introduction to all the fly fishing tackle you will need to take on pike. After that came the introduction to the somewhat strange art of fly casting; but there was nothing to fear, as Andy and Mark had everyone rolling out nice casts in no time! 

Flies were then attached to lines and it was time to hit the water. One of the best moments of the day soon followed as Martin - who had never fly fished before - hooked into the biggest pike of the session! John, Andy and Mark (twice!) all managed to bank a fish, just to confirm it really can be done. After that it went a little quiet, but Andy and Mark roamed between pegs providing invaluable tips, advice and helped fine tuned people's fly casting. Later in the day some of us wandered around the banks of St John's lake and in one of the last casts of the day Steve banked a nice jack. I think it is fair to say it won't be his biggest fish of the season, but pound-for-pound it'll be one that brings the biggest smile!


So a massive "thank you" to Andy and Mark who gave up a day of their valuable time. As we packed up it became clear their efforts had been successful, as discussions about "when can we do this again?" and "well I know what I will be getting for Christmas" were shared. 

And the good news is that we do plan to do something similar again. If you are a PAC member and are interested in joining us next time, do let John or Vince know.

If you are interested in one-to-one lessons, we can really recommend Andy Grey's instruction. Contact him via his website:

We'd also like to thank Linear Fisheries for reserving the pegs and hosting the day.

Season 2017-18 Events

We are pleased to be able to advise of our events for the 2017-18 season:

Meetings (at Oxford City FC 7.30pm £3 PAC members, £5 non PAC members)
Thurs 28 Sept 17 - Al Rawlings
Thurs 25 Jan 18 - Stuart Gilham
Thurs 29 Mar 18 - TBA

Sun 1 Oct 17 - Ravensthorpe (£29.50)
Sun 15 Oct 17 - Fly fishing tutorial
Sun 12 Nov 17 - secret charity fish-in with Shakespeare region
Sun 19 Nov 17 - Dorchester Lake (£10)
Sat 9 Dec 17 - Pitsford (£29.50)
Sun 14 Jan 18 - Andy's Lake, south cerney (£10)
Sun 4 Feb 18 - charity match linear
Sun 18 Feb 18 - Bishops Bowl (Shakespeare match) (£10)
Sun 4 Mar 18 - Blenheim Memorial match

Curry Night:

Thurs 14 Dec - Gurkha Village, Kidlington

We are now taking names so please book for each event and further details will be provided. Please note some events are limited to numbers so first come first served. You must be a member of the PAC to attend the fish-ins for insurance purposes.

The 40th anniversary PAC Convention takes place in Kettering on Sat 30th Sept 2017.

Our regional photo gallery can be found via the link on the right hand side.

Vince Williams / Mark Tyrtania
Regional Organisers
PAC RA(34)
Mob. 07946 572015

Season 2016-17 Events

I am pleased to advise our 2016-17 season programme of events:
PAC Covention (Kettering)
Sat 17th Sept 16
Meetings (at Oxford City FC 7.30pm )
Thurs 29th Sept 16 - guest speaker Nige Williams
Thurs 24th Nov 16 - guest speaker Des Taylor
Thurs 23rd Mar 17 - guest speaker Brian Ingram & trophy night
Sun 9th Oct 16 - Pitsford Reservoir
Sun 18th Dec 16 - Brasenose 2
Sun 29th Jan 17 - Bourton Lake (match v Shakespeare region)
Sun 5th Feb 17 - St Johns pit (charity match)
Sat 4th Mar 17 - Blenheim Palace lake (memorial trophy)

Curry Night 

Thurs 15th Dec 16

Please note new email address for correspondence

Season 2015-16 Events

Please to advise that this season's programme of events has been finalised:

Regional subs are now due £15 adults, £5 U16. This includes ODAA affiliation giving 6 miles of fishing on various stretches of the river Thames, inclusion into our trophies, priority on fish-ins, 10% discounts at States Tackle, Witney (until 31 Dec 15) and Cotswold Angling, Swindon. Cheques should be made payable to Oxfordshire Pike Anglers Club. Must be a member of the PAC of GB to attend fish-ins.

2015-16 Dates:
Thurs 15th Oct 15 - Sam Edmonds
Thurs 26th Nov 15 - Phil Smith
Thurs 31st Mar 16 - trophy night + Dave Mutton

PAC Convention:
Sat 19th Sept 15 - Kettering

Sun 25th Oct 15 - Horcott Lake, Fairford
Sun 22nd Nov 15 - Newlands, Stanton Harcourt
Sun 6th Dec 15 - Pitsford Reservoir, Northamptonshire
Sun 17th Jan 16 - Pike Lake 6, South Cerney

Sun 7th Feb 16 - charity pike match, St Johns, Linear
Sat 12th Mar 16 - Memorial Trophy - Blenheim Palace

Curry Night:
Thurs 17th Dec 15 - Ovisher, Kidlington