There’s no better way to kick off your winter campaign than the Pike Anglers Club’s convention.
That’s the message from Britain’s top predator club, as it gets set for this year’s do at Kettering on Saturday, October 1.
“It’s going to be a great day out for pike anglers of all ages, with something for both seasoned hands and beginners,” said organiser Colin Goodge.
“We’ve got some top speakers, all the latest kit and everything you need to get your winter off to a good start.”
New attractions include a programme of free junior teach-ins the PAC hopes will inspire the pike anglers of the future.
Top names like Mick Brown, Gord Burton, Eric Edwards and Denis Moules will be showing the youngsters everything from how to tie a trace, to how to make their own lures.
There’s plenty for the grown-ups too – including speakers Dave Horton, Micky Jones and Stephen Harper for starters, in the 500-seat theatre at Kettering Conference Centre.
There’ll also be stalls with all the latest tackle – including for the first time a tank where you can check out the actions of the latest lures from Fox.
Bargain hunters will be making a beeline for the secondhand tackle and lure stalls. Mick Brown will also be launching his new book Mick Brown, Professional Pike Angler.
There’s free admission for accompanied juniors – and a free “goody bag” of tackle essentials for those joining the club on the day, at the reduced price of £7.50.
Supporters Pikemaster and Pikepro will be donating a pair of forceps, float, lure trace, twin treble trace and other rig bits worth £20 for every junior who joins up on the day.
The Convention is being held at Kettering Conference Centre on Saturday, October 1. Parking’s free. Doors open 9am. Admission is £10 adult members, £15 non-members. For more information see the PAC website www.pacgb.com, or follow @pikelines on Twitter.