January 2014

Next Meeting – Thursday 30th January 2014
Takes place at our usual venue of Oxford City Football Club, Boardroom (OX3 0NQ ) starting at 7.30pm. We welcome, as guest speaker, Gary Newman who is a photo-journalist with a weekly column in Angler’s Mail and who has travelled all over the world in pursuit of large freshwater species. He will be looking at some of his exploits across various continents after species such as alligator gar, goonch catfish, piraiba catfish and arapaima in the wild, and discussing the venues they are found in, and the tactics and tackle required to tempt and tame these monsters. So something a little different that promises to be a not be missed insight into this exciting fishing.
All welcome, £3 PAC members, £5 non PAC members, pay on the door. There will of course be a raffle and a second hand table if you wish to sell anything, please put a tag or sticker on with your name and how much you want for any items of tackle.

Charity Pike Match – Sunday 2nd February 2014 (CANCELLED)
Sadly, for the second consecutive year this has been postponed. The decision has been made today with the Linear Fisheries complex still closed due to the very high water levels. I am advised that it is likely to be around 3 weeks before St Johns lake re-opens. We will try again next year, hopefully third time lucky.

Memorial Shield Report
Our last fish-in took place on Sunday 12th January 2014 at Horseshoe Lake, Lechlade. There were 10 anglers that fished, the amount of water that had gone into the lake and the hard frost made conditions hard and the fishing was slow. Only 4 fish were caught these being a 3lb pike and 1.08 perch to Tony Hallatt, a 7.02 pike to Norman Dearlove and a 13lb pike which fell to myself at 3pm on a float fished dead roach. Sadly the pike appeared to be blind in both eyes which probably explains why it took my bait!

Season 2013-14 Trophy Latest
Biggest stillwater pike – Rob Orton 24lb 8oz
Biggest river pike – Martin Allen 12lb
Junior trophy – Ryan Styles 11lb 2oz
(must of paid regional subs at time of capture)

Other Events
Wednesday 26th February 2014  – Fish In (possibly Farmoor Reservoir)
Thursday 10th April 2014 – Meeting & trophy night with guest speaker Dave Horton

PAC RA (34) Regional Clothing
We were very pleased with our first order. The following items can be purchased in various colours and sizes with our embroidered regional logo:

Round Neck T Shirts £12.00
Polo Shirt £15.00
Sweatshirts £17.00
Fleeces £22
Hooded sweat £21

Tight Lines.
Vince Williams (Mob 07946 572015)