Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Youngesters Get Hooked on Lure Fishing

Angling Trust coaches were on hand at Suffolk’s Needham Lake recently to support a junior lure fishing day.

The event was the brainchild of Pike Anglers’ Club liaison officer, Jason Skilton, Gipping Valley AC and Suffolk County AAA coach, Mark Brewster and Ron Dalton of the Lure Anglers’ Society.

Over three months’ planning and preparation saw more than twenty youngsters attend and the day showcased a particularly active and colourful side of our sport.

England lure squad members, Gary and Sam Edmonds were also part of the large team that provided tuition and advice to participants.  They also gave instruction on how to handle, safely unhook and return the pike caught. Whilst fishing was difficult in the bright conditions, modest sized specimens were banked and the coaches were able to emphasize and reiterate the conservation aspect of pike and predator fishing.

Local youngsters Aston Lander and Max Rushbrook took home the main prizes for their catches and everyone left with a goody bag filled with pike and lure fishing magazines and DVDs. Afterwards, Jason and Mark thanked everyone involved, the event’s sponsors and GVAC and Mid Suffolk District Council for use of Needham Lake.

Sponsors where LAS, PAC, Savagear, MH Custom Lure and Pike & Predator magazine

We also had tackle donated by Pikers Pits members, PAC and LAS members too.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Suffolk PAC Fish In - 1st February 2014

Dear All,

Suffolk PAC is having a fish in for existing PAC members on the Saturday 1st February 2014.

Venue will be the Gipping Angling Preservation Water, Barham B pit.

Meet up at 8am, fishing will then commencing from 8:30am - 4:00pm, and cost will be £5.00 per PAC member.

Lure or sea deadbaits only. Maximum of 2 rods per angler, GAPS rules for pike fishing apply.

Please contact me via for booking

Sunday, 27 October 2013

PAC & LAS Junior Teach In / Fish In (lure only)

Dear All,

Just thought I would give you guys and girls the heads up on a future event for March 2014.

After the successful inclusion of the Lure Anglers Society (LAS) in the last Suffolk PAC teach in at the begining of the month, the volunteers and coaches of both the PAC and LAS have agreed to stage our first joint teach in / fish in.

The format for the days event is that it is a lure only event for twenty junior anglers (under 18s) to experience the joy of lure fishing We intend to split the day into two parts, morning is the teach in, were we will cover lure fishing, handling, welfare and tackle. The afternoon session will be a fish in for the junior attendees to show off their new found skills (with the help of their coaches) and battle it out for some prizes.

So what do I want from you, well if you are a junior angler, or are a parent and you want you son or daughter to attend, please get there name down, based on the last attendees, the min age should be 6 years old.

Alternatively, if you are a qualified angling coach (level 1 or 2) we would be very greatful if you can attend and coach, or if you are interested in being one of our other expert volunteers please feel free to contact me.

We are also looking for sponsors, so if you want sponsor this event in anyway, please contact Ron Dalton via this site the LAS site or email him on

Here are the event details:

Venue: Needham Lake, Needham Market, Suffolk
Date: 15 March 2014
Time 9:00 - 16:00

Contact Jason Skilton email; or telephone 0777 6111 625

Thank you for your time

Jason Skilton (PAC) & Ron Dalton (LAS)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Joint Event - PAC/LAS Junior Teach in / Fish in (Lure Only)

Just to give you guys and girls a heads up for a event early next year.

The PAC & LAS (Lure Anglers Society) are teaming up for a joint event for junior anglers (under 18's).

We planned to hold a teach in and fish in on a Suffolk lake one Saturday during March 2014.

So watch this space for further details in the coming months!!!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

PAC Event - Suffolk Water Park

The PAC have an "fish in" on the 26th November 2013 at Suffolk Water Park. There is 8 places available for current PAC members.

If anyone is interested just call PAC Events Manager Dave Munden on 0797 3480 522 or email him