March / April 2014 News

Our next meeting and trophy night will take place on Thursday 10th April 2014 at Oxford City FC starting at 7.30pm.
Our guest speaker will be Eric Edwards who will be travelling down from St Helen’s near Liverpool, an angler since the age of six, he has specialised in catching specimen coarse fish for the last thirty years. Notable captures include a record tench, caught in 1983 and a bream of 15 lb 2 oz. More recently, Eric has had great success with big pike, taking a number of thirty pound plus fish including no less than three over 37 lb in weight with the largest going 41 lb 8 oz, caught in 2001.Eric's pike fishing ambitions include the capture of a Welsh "thirty" to compliment others from England, Ireland and Scotland.This will be a bubbly entertaining talk, part of which will be about lure fishing for big pike (Eric had a another lure caught river 30 last week) and Eric will be telling us about his role as PAC Angling Development Officer, as a Level 2 Angling Coach as well as presenting our trophies.

For those that have recently ordered PAC RA 34 clothing this will be available for you to collect on the night.

Congratulations to our 2013-14 winners:
Biggest stillwater pike: Rob Orton 24lb 8oz
Biggest river pike: Marc Dibsdall 16lb 1oz
Junior Trophy: Ryan Styles 11lb 2oz
Memorial Trophy: Vince Williams 13lb

ODAA Affiliation
At the next meeting we will take a vote as to whether we remain affiliated to the ODAA, from next season £8 of every £15 you pay for regional subs goes to the ODAA. If we decide not to affiliate to ODAA then our regional subs will be reduced to £10 per person.

2014-15 Winter Pike Ticket
I have agreed with Watermark Fisheries a winter pike ticket for our region. It is a 6 month ticket (1st Oct – 31 Mar) and will cover their Pike Lake, Bradleys Lake and Hills Lake. 3 rods and cost will be £100 each. We need to have x10 people take this up and I feel it represents very good value for money. Please let me know if you are interested and I will put your name down. Cheques (payable to Watermark Fisheries) will need to be sent to me by 15th September 2014.   

Junior Coaching Day
This will take place on Saturday 25th October 2014 at Horseshoe Lake, Lechlade for 8-16 year olds and will run 10am – 4pm. Coaching will be headed up by Eric Edwards and the PAC of GB coaching team. I do hope that some of our guys will attend to help out even if its making bacon rolls, tea, coffee and being on hand to help out as required. RA34 guys that help will need to sign the PAC self disclosure document and will have be briefed at the start of the day. Those helping out will have a free days fishing on the Sunday. More details to follow from Eric and myself at the meeting.

I hope to see you all on the 10th April.

Tight Lines.

Vince Williams
Regional Organiser
Oxfordshire PAC (RA 34)
(M) 07946 572015