Monday, January 2, 2012

A good season so far

Joint Regional Organizer Mark Johnson has been enjoying a good season with a number of superb fish landed already. This 19 lb. beauty was caught on an autumn trip to the fens. Well done Mark.

January Meeting

Our first meeting of 2012 takes place at Owley wood Club on Monday 9th January. Our guest speaker will be Barry McConnell, who you may recall gave us a fantastic talk on fishing for specimen eels last year. This time Barry will be sharing with us his exploits when fishing for zander. Knowing Barry, this will be another evening that you really shouldn't miss.

Wishing you good health and happiness in 2012,


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rudyard Fish-in Sunday 10th December.

Our final member's fish-in of 2011 was well attended and quite a number of pike were caught. The best fish of the day fell to Scott Hardie. Well done Scott.

December Meeting

We have a special guest speaker for our December meeting; when Geoff Parkinson will be telling us about his zander fishing exploits in Holland. For those who don't know him, Geoff is a real PAC stalwart, having served twice on the national committee, and been a regular visitor to PAC regions for many years - giving talks on his extensive and varied experiences as a predator angler. Geoff is coming a long way to be with us on Monday 5th December. Please make every effort to be with us on that evening.

I have really missed attending our meetings so far this season and am determined that my workload with Northwich AA will not cause me to miss any more. I am looking forward to catching up with you all on December 5th. In the meantime don't forget to send in any material you might have for the blog. Our numbers in the Cheshire Region seem to be dwindling at present and we need to make a greater effort to try and bring more pike anglers into our ranks. So, how about we all try and bring a friend on December 5th ?


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Coaching events

There are a couple of coaching events coming up, which I am running on behalf of Northwich Anglers Association. The first is on making rigs and traces for predator fishing and the second is on lure fishing for pike and perch (please see list of events for 2011/12 season for more details).

If you would like to attend either session it is vital that you book with me in advance as I need to know how may people to cater for.

E-mail me at

Later on, in October, we are planning to run a 'Pike Fishing for Beginners' event, possibly at a venue in the Crewe area. I will confirm details as soon as I am able.

Online Baits

Check out the new link to Online Baits. I ordered some small roach deadbaits for my eel fishing and have to say that the quality and the prices are fantastic. Real value for money and highly recommended.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer predator campaign update

Joe Leathwood puts his dad to shame with this fit 12 lb. pike, which put up a real scrap after snaffling a couple of lobworms on a single hook (don't let Joe try and convince you he was pike fishing at the time !!!).

Lobworms are still picking up some nice bonus fish, and you'll never hear me complain about catching perch. However, the eel fishing is still slow with Paul and I catching just a handful of fish since the last update ... and it's not as if we aren't putting the effort in.

In the meantime I have caught my first bream on a deadbait ! No, I'm not kidding. It weighed 4 lb. 2 oz. and was nicely hooked in the mouth. It took a roach head section fished on a size 10 hook to a 20 lb. wire trace. In fact, Paul and I are catching quite a few bream and wire traces don't seem to put them off in the slightest !

Is anyone else catching ?