Keynote speaker at the Professional Coarse Fisheries Association’s Open Meeting for fishery owners, being held to discuss how angling could be affected if the Bird Flu virus arrives in Britain, will be Julian Hughes, Senior Officer with responsibility for Bird Flu at The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The PCFA is urging all owners of commercial coarse fisheries in England and Wales to attend the meeting, which will be held at the West Midlands Golf Club, Marsh House Farm Lane, Barston, Solihull B92 0LB on Wednesday, November 16. The meeting starts at 10.30am.

Entry is by ticket only and anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Ann Freeman at Tingrith Fishery, Tingrith, Bedfordshire on 01525 714012 or by e-mailing her at:  Admission to the meeting is £30 for non-PCFA members.  The entry fee includes a sit-down lunch.