Angling: gift of an idea

With the festive season approaching a great idea for a Christmas present, particularly for the predator hunter, is an annual Pike Anglers Club of Great Britan membership.

Not only will this make you a member of one of the premier organisations in angling, there are also plenty of other fringe benefits, including a quarterly colour magazine with useful tips and features.

The cost of joining the club is £22.50 for adults and £17 for disabled, unemployed, senior citizens and students.

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It’s £7.50 for juniors under the age of 18 and £29 for family membership.

This also entitles you to discounts at tackle shops which can be found on their website at

Anyone who is interested can join via the internet or contact Alan on 07815 308463.

Members are also entitled to attend regional meetings and seminars as well as on-site teach ins.


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STARTING at Lakeside, Saturday’s teams of four: 1st Steve Holbeury 27lb 8oz peg 14 ide and skimmers on the maggot feeder; 2nd Carl Sweatnam 26lb 10oz peg 21.

On the carp lake John Thompson landed three specimens on peg 4 which included a common of 21lb 14oz taken on fruit boilie, while over on the trout lake John Hall slipped his landing net under 13 fish topped by a 6lb rainbow on various buzzers cast on a floating line.

Down the road at Lodge Farm Tuesday’s open was on the long island: 1st Andy Lakey 90lb 8oz peg 95 pole and pellet and the method feeder; 2nd John Moore 48lb 11oz peg 86.

Wednesday’s contest was on the signal pond: 1st John Gunn 43lb peg 37; 2nd Eric Fox 17lb 9oz peg 35.

Saturday’s competition was held on the signal pond: 1st Garry Brunt 70lb 2oz peg 39 mag and wag; 2nd Mick Eaton 45lb 15oz wag and mag; 3rd Glen Turner 40lb 4oz peg 37 pellet feeder.

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