Our first meeting was held on Thursday 29 April 2010 at the Red Lion pub in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. A total of 18 persons attended so it was a good solid start from which the group hope to build.
An excellent and enjoyable talk was given by Mark Barrett and Denis Moules, worthwhile noting they do put a slightly different angle on each of their presentations.
A really good raffle was held and my thanks go to Linear Fisheries, Basil Hopkins, Roy Parsons, J&K Tackle (Bicester) and States Tackle (Witney) for their kind generosity and support.
It was agreed by those present that we would keep the group informal and hold monthly meetings between September and April, on the last Thursday of the month where possible. We will continue to charge £3 on the door for PAC members and £4 non-members and encourage everyone to join the main PAC.
A number of other guest speakers have agreed to give us a talk including Julian Chidgey and Nevs. It is also hoped that some of our group may be willing to share some of their pike & predator fishing experiences. My thanks to the Reading Region who have agreed to give us a spare screen for talks.
A database is currently being produced so that communication via email can be made. If you want to be added to this then please let me have your email address.
We also plan to hold a couple of fish-ins next winter and run a couple of trophies, possibly for the best river and best stillwater pike, these to be voted on by the members at the end of the season.
Finally, we send our best wishes to Assistant RO David Wolsencradt-Dodds, who has been unwell recently.
Oxfordshire & North Wilts