11 anglers attended the fish-in on Sunday 30th October 2011 which was held at Linear Fisheries Brasenose 1. This was our second fish-in at this very under pike fished 32 acre gravel pit. In good conditions the anglers which included two very keen juniors, Jacob Orton and Ryan Styles, fished the far bank, the one opposite from the year before and we were all hopefull of seeing a few more then the one pike which was caught last year.
The first fish of the day was a 1lb pike caught by young Jacob on a float fished dead roach and we were impressed by his confident handling of the little Esox. Vince Williams was then fortunate enough to have a very confident run on a free-lined mackerel tail and after a decent fight a 10lb 8oz pike was duly netted. Soon after and Jacob had another jack of 2lb before things went really quiet and the only other fish was a 3lb'r which fell to a lure cast by Olly Mace. Despite the lack of action for most anglers an enjoyable day was had by all.
Our next meeting is on Thursday 24 November 2011 when Nick Peat who earlier this year caught his 300th 20lb plus pike is our guest speaker. Nick has also netted 10 x 30lb pike! Nick fishes a wealth of different waters, mainly enjoying the rivers of England, often travelling some distances to achieve his goals. Interestingly though, he catches nearly all the time on the bank, using deadbaits. Guaranteed to be a corking talk as Nick is a very dedicated and single minded angler and this is one not to miss. With the great river Thames running through our region I am sure we will all learn a lot and pick up some excellent tips. We gurantee Nick Peat will inspire you and your river piking. All welcome, £4 PAC members and £5 non PAC members, all welcome.
Vince Williams & Mark Tyrtania
Oxfordshire PAC (RA34) Tel: 07946 572015