Neville Fickling

It was great to see such a good turnout (31) at our last meeting, which included a few from the neighbouring Reading group. We all enjoyed an entertaining talk from Eddie Turner who is certainly one of the sports true characters and deserves all the big fish he catches.

Neville Fickling
Our next meeting is on Thursday 16 December when the one and only Neville Fickling makes the trip from Lincolnshire. Meeting will be at our usual venue of The Red Lion pub, Eynsham OX29 4HW starting at 7.30pm.
£3 PAC members and £4 non PAC members - on the door.

Neville Fickling is editor of the country’s leading pike publication, tackle shop owner and has held the British pike record. Has also caught over 400 twenty pound plus pike! Neville will be selling copies of his book Big Water Pike Fishing on the night at a bargain £15.

Posters will be sent to all regional tackle shops, I would be grateful if you can check that these are being displayed.

Dates for this seasons meetings are as follows:
Thurs 16 December 10 – Neville Fickling
Thurs 27 January 11 – Phil Wakeford
Thurs 24 February 11 – Jon Neafcy
Thurs 24 March 11
Thurs 21 April 11 – Trophy Night

Fish-Ins Are now confirmed as follows:

Sunday 16 January 2011 – Linear Fisheries.
This will be held on Brasenose 1 which has not been seriously pike fished but did produce its first 20lber last season. Meet at 0730 at the Brasenose gate, all dead baits and lures can be used but no live baits can be brought onto the site under any circumstances. Price will be £15 for two rods payable on the day but you must let me know one week before this event if you are attending.

Sunday 27 February 2011 – Blenheim Palace. Timings and meet details will be given when you book, all dead baits and lures can be used but no live baits can be brought onto the site under any circumstances. Price is £25 per boat (which carry 2 anglers so £12.50 per angler). Please give me your money by Friday 11 February so that I can book the correct number of boats.

Catch Reports
Biggest stillwater pike so far this season is 22lb 3oz pike from an Oxfordshire Lake and caught by Tony Hallatt, successful bait was popped up mackerel and was caught after three trips to the lake along with a 16lb back up fish. Biggest river pike so far this season is 15lb from the river Thames and caught by Mick Woods.

Trophies will be presented at the April meeting for the season’s biggest Stillwater and River caught pike.

If you want to share your catches with your fellow regional members then let me know and email any photos so we can have a regional gallery on the BlogSpot. Clearly the details given are down to the individual but captures should be reported the month they are made to be entered into the trophy competition so that updates can be given.

Hope to see you on Thursday 16 December.

Tight Lines

Vince Williams
PAC Regional Organiser
Oxfordshire & North Wilts (34)