Next Meeting 25th November - Eddie Turner

Eddie Turner
Piking legend Eddie Turner, better known as ‘ET’, is our guest speaker at the next meeting on Thursday 25th November. 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.

Eddie Turner is author of Mega Pike and Mega Pike The Return and runs Eddie Turner Specialist Pike Tackle.

Few anglers in history have been more successful then Eddie when it comes to the capture of the very biggest pike that swim in our waters. Eddie tends to keep out of the lime light but his talks are always informative with a laugh along the way. He has designed many pike fishing items and methods and will bring along some of his products.
As at May 09 Eddie Turner had caught x2 pike over 40lb, x11 over 35lb, x28 over 30lb and x185 over 20lbs. Simply mind blowing!

Eddie will also have his tackle stand at the meeting, so attendees may want to bring some spending money!!!

Posters have been posted to all regional tackle shops, I would be grateful if you can check that these are being displayed, I have also written to tackle shops asking if they can donate anything for the raffle, like wise if any of you have any odds and sods for the raffle then this along with door fee helps pay for any overheads, trophies and guest speakers.

Meeting Dates for this seasons other 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

I am progressing two fish-ins, the first will be in January with Linear Fisheries the likely venue. The second fish-in will be at Blenheim Palace in February, more details on both to follow.
Please let me know if your up for a curry night and I will arrange one.
We are running two trophies this season, one for biggest river pike and one for biggest still water pike.

Catch Reports
Well done to Tony Hallatt who has had a 22lb 3oz pike from an Oxfordshire Lake, successful bait was popped up mackerel and was caught after three trips to the lake along with a 16lb back up fish. Tony will have photos of the fish at the next meeting.
Young Dan Williams who features in the December Pike & Predators magazine with the second part of his bank fishing at Chew article had a couple of jacks from Hardwick Linear a couple of weeks ago.
I am still waiting for my first pike this winter but following Julian Chidgey’s talk I am currently trying a pre-baiting campaign and am currently splitting my sessions between pike and perch.
If you want to share your catches with your fellow regional members then let me know and send in 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 25th November.

Tight Lines

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