Our next meeting takes place on Thursday 24 March 2011 at the usual venue (The Red Lion, Eynsham, OX29 4HW ) starting at 7.30pm. We do not have a guest speaker so we will meet in the main bar and just have a chat and a beer. Everyone is invited to bring their photo albums along.
Our final meeting of the season will take place on Thursday 21 April and this is trophy night when trophies for biggest still water and river pike will be presented. Guest speaker will be Phil Wakeford who will be delivering his talk 'A Life of Pike'. Phil is our Regional Liaison Officer and is Reading based.
£3 PAC members and £4 non PAC members - on the door.
Congratulations go to Eamonn Deeley who after 25 years of trying to break the 30 barrier has done so with a 32lb 3oz beauty from an Oxfordshire gravel pit (picture on gallery), this is currently the biggest stillwater Pike this season and with the 14th March just around the corner it will take some beating.
Tony Hallatt has had a 27lb 1oz specimen from the same pit that gave him a 25lb 7oz specimen earlier this season.
Mike Donovan leads the way with the biggest river pike having had two both weighing in at 19lb 8oz.
If you have caught bigger then these weights then please let me know. Any fish caught after 14 March will be entered into next season's competition.
The Regions second fish-in was held on Sunday 27 February 2011 and aboard six boats on Blenheim Palace the 12 anglers had a wet, hard but enjoyable day, only a handful of pike were caught the biggest coming to Mick Woods mate Andy who made the trip from Weston Super Mare, the fish going 18lb 1oz, all other fish were small jacks.
Please let me know if anyone is prepared to drive a mini bus to the annual PAC convention at Kettering on 1 October 2011. Cost of the mini bus will be £10 per person and I will need at least 8 people to make it viable. Admission to the PAC convention is £10 (PAC member), £15 (non-members). Accompanied juniors FREE.
Assistant Regional Organiser
Due to his guiding commitments David Wolsoncroft-Dodds has decided to step down as Assistant RO, I would like to thank David for his support in setting the region up. Needless to say I am now looking for a new Assistant RO so if anyone is interested (I know a couple of you have expressed an interest) then please let me know.
I hope to see you all at the next meeting on Thursday 21 April, until then Tight Lines.
PAC Regional Organiser
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