Next Event.......

Our next and final event for the 2014-15 season is our trophy night meeting which takes place on Thursday 9th April 2015 at Oxford City Football Club starting at 7.30pm, everybody welcome. PAC members £3, non members £5 pay on the door.
As well as presenting our trophies for this season we welcome as our guest speaker Trevor Gunning who started out fishing on the Upper Thames as a 5yr old with his uncle.....won his first club match at the age of 12. By 17 he was fishing the open circuit and joined the Swindon Talisman Team in 1976. As a Team they won three Nationals and Trevor has fished internationally. Although at this time a match angler Trevor caught one of his first ever pike during the Bathampton Christmas Open in 1988! At that time it was fished by over 350 anglers. On a rock hard clear river he hooked what he thought was a barbel. Some 45 minutes later an 11lb pike graced his net. It has taken double red pinkie on a 22 hook and 1lb hooklength. Pike counted in the match and together with some roach and small chub gave him a winning weight of 16lbs and over £300 in prize money.

Also in 1988 Trevor caught his first ever marlin in Hawaii and his love of Big Game fishing grew from there and over the next 23 years he was fortunate to fish in some fabulous places with some great captains and fellow anglers. Trevor was also selected to represent the NFSA England Team in the Offshore World Championships on 5 occasions. Following on with 2 caps for the Angling Trust England Team. His biggest lure caught fish is a Black Marlin estimated at 450lb. This was caught on 30lb line and took nearly 3hrs to get on the leader before releasing.

A true all rounder Trevor has also ‘played’ with a fly rod and his biggest Rainbow weighed 25lb 12oz he has also caught bonefish, tarpon and other saltwater fish on the fly. 
Currently Trevor has an ‘infatuation’ with freshwater lure fishing which started when he opened Cotswold Angling fishing tackle superstore in Swindon. He now spends most of his fishing chasing a big perch or chub with his current target a 4lb plus perch.