Top pikers will be sharing some of
the secrets of their success at Britain's top event
for predator anglers. Julian Chidgey will be topping
the speakers' bill at the Pike Anglers Club of
Great Britain's annual convention, at Kettering
Conference Centre, on Saturday, September 25. Devon-based
Jules will be sharing the stage at Piking2010,
along with Eric Edwards, Mark Ackerley and Gary
PAC chairman John Synnuck said: "This year's
convention promises to be a fantastic experience
with guest speakers, new books being launched
and stalls with all the latest tackle. "It's
going to b a great day out - an occasion not
to be missed whether you're a seasoned pike angler
or a newcomer to this exciting sport."
Broadland pike ace Derrick Amies will be launching
his new book, which reveals the controversial
tactics which saw him bag a boatload of big
pike, including a record-breaker from Norfolk's
River Thurne. Derrick details his views on
moon phases and the key question of location,
which so often spells the difference between
a blank and a bumper day. Convention-goers
will get the chance to save £10 if they
order in advance and collect their copy at
the Convention. Other books to be launched
at the Convention include ‘Dream Pike’ edited
by Stephen Harper, and the latest offering
from Pike-Fly Fishing expert David Wolsencroft-Dodds.
As usual, there will be a host of stalls selling
the widest range of pike fishing tackle you can
find under one roof - whether you want a packet
of hooks, the latest lure rod or even a boat.
You can stock up for the season, try out rods
and other gear and hunt for bargains on our second-hand
tackle and lure stalls.
Independents nestle alongside the big names,
such as Eddie Turner, specialist rod bulder Dave
Lumb, lure makers and cult bite alarm builders
Billy's Backbiters and Zandervan.
The Kettering Conference Centre boasts a 562
tiered seated theatre large trade area, bars,
refreshments, free parking. It's just off the
Junction 8 of the A14, which links the A1 and
M1, in the heart of England.
Doors open 9am. Admission £10 (PAC member),
15 (non-members). Accompanied juniors FREE.
For more information on the Convention and the
work of the Pike Anglers Club, go to www.pacgb.co.uk