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
Fish-Ins
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 Oxonpac@gmail.com

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:
Meetings:
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

Fish-Ins:
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

Matches:
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

Next Event.......

Our next and final event for the 2014-15 season is our trophy night meeting which takes place on Thursday 9th April 2015 at Oxford City Football Club starting at 7.30pm, everybody welcome. PAC members £3, non members £5 pay on the door.
As well as presenting our trophies for this season we welcome as our guest speaker Trevor Gunning who started out fishing on the Upper Thames as a 5yr old with his uncle.....won his first club match at the age of 12. By 17 he was fishing the open circuit and joined the Swindon Talisman Team in 1976. As a Team they won three Nationals and Trevor has fished internationally. Although at this time a match angler Trevor caught one of his first ever pike during the Bathampton Christmas Open in 1988! At that time it was fished by over 350 anglers. On a rock hard clear river he hooked what he thought was a barbel. Some 45 minutes later an 11lb pike graced his net. It has taken double red pinkie on a 22 hook and 1lb hooklength. Pike counted in the match and together with some roach and small chub gave him a winning weight of 16lbs and over £300 in prize money.

Also in 1988 Trevor caught his first ever marlin in Hawaii and his love of Big Game fishing grew from there and over the next 23 years he was fortunate to fish in some fabulous places with some great captains and fellow anglers. Trevor was also selected to represent the NFSA England Team in the Offshore World Championships on 5 occasions. Following on with 2 caps for the Angling Trust England Team. His biggest lure caught fish is a Black Marlin estimated at 450lb. This was caught on 30lb line and took nearly 3hrs to get on the leader before releasing.

A true all rounder Trevor has also ‘played’ with a fly rod and his biggest Rainbow weighed 25lb 12oz he has also caught bonefish, tarpon and other saltwater fish on the fly. 
Currently Trevor has an ‘infatuation’ with freshwater lure fishing which started when he opened Cotswold Angling fishing tackle superstore in Swindon. He now spends most of his fishing chasing a big perch or chub with his current target a 4lb plus perch.   

Memorial Trophy - Blenheim Palace February 2015

13 anglers took part in this regional fish-in for our Memorial Trophy on Sunday 15th February 2015, the fishing proved to be slow with only 3 pike caught. All were doubles with the biggest weighing 15lb 10oz which fell to Blenheim veteran Clive Bristow whose boat partner was PAC Level 2 coach Phil Wilkinson who was a welcome guest for the day.

Clive Bristow with his 15lb 10oz pike

Clive wins the Memorial Trophy which will be presented at our next meeting on Thursday 9th April 2015 and picked up the £60 pools on the day. Despite the slow fishing everybody enjoyed the day.