Saturday, September 14, 2013

Standing down

Ashley and I are standing down as ROs. We've both got too much on our plates at the moment to give the role the commitment it needs.

We're hopeful someone will come along with the drive to get the King's Lynn region going again. Money in the kitty is going back to the PAC to look after until a successor or successors are appointed by the national club.

Thanks to everyone who came along to the meetings. Hope you catch a few this winter.

See you on the bank,


Monday, February 18, 2013

February meeting CANCELLED

We've had to cancel the meeting planned for February 27 at the Burt Club.

We're hoping to arrange one in March to end the season.

Please spread the word.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Angler robbed at knife point on Middle Level Drain

Someone had their gear stolen at knife point on the Middle Level on Thursday.

Click here for more.

We're advising anyone out over the next few days to avoid fishing alone in this area.

The people who did this are almost certainly anglers - much as it shames us to say that.

If you recognise the descriptions, please call Det Con Emma Cross, at King's Lynn CID, by dialling 101.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thanks to Stephen Harper

Thanks to Stephen Harper for a great talk at last night's meeting. A good turn-out heard Stephen's thoughts on the Broads, boat fishing and little gems like the best time to go pike fishing, and how shallow you can catch 'em.

Next meeting, Wednesday, February 27. Speaker TBA. Make the most of the next few weeks - we might just see the best fishing of the season between now and the meeting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stephen Harper talk at next Lynn PAC meeting

This month's meeting sees another special guest who rarely gives talks head to the Wm Burt to give us a night's entertainment.

It's none other than Stephen Harper - author, publisher and chronicler of Broadland Pike. Stephen's one of those unassuming figures who's really stamped his mark on the sport both in Norfolk and further afield.

There are many who regard Broadland Pike and its sequel as one of the most inspiring books they've ever read, as it assembles the stories behind some of the biggest pike ever to come from the Broads and the rivers that connect them in their captors' own words.

But there's much more to Stephen than an angling sleuth, with an impressive series of captures topped off with his own Broadland thirty.

It's bound to be an inspiring night - whether you fish the Broads or are thinking of doing so, or just enjoy an evening spent in pike-minded company.

It's at the Wm Burt Club, West Winch, on Wednesday, January 30 (7.30pm).  All welcome, whether you're a PAC member of not. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All aboard the Zandavan for a great night

What a great night's entertainment, courtesy of Barry 'Zandavan' McConnell. From zander in the Fens to giant eels Down Under, Zandavan had us hanging on every word - from his theories on finding zeds, think rocks and mussels; to his take on why they've declined, think mitten crabs.

Afterwards, he said coming to Lynn had brought back some memories and made him start thinking of a return to his beloved Relief Channel.

Big thanks to Barry (and Pete...) for making the long trip over from Shrewsbury. If you're thinking of ordering a DVD or buying a tagging gun, click here to check out his website.

Here's one of his vids:

+++Next meeting is Wednesday, January 30. Speaker TBA. Have a good Christmas and New Year - and hopefully a few fish. Chris and Ash.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Big thanks to the big fella

Big thanks to Steve Rodwell for a great evening's entertainment. Rodders covered his pike fishing career from his first forays to the present day, with some stunning fish and amusing stories along the way.

Thirties, the mysteries of piles and some of the characters he's fished with all made for an interesting night with plenty of laughs.

+++Next meeting is on Wednesday, December 19; when we have something a little different lined up in the shape of Zandavan, aka Barry McConnell who'll be treating us to the inside track on some of his big zander catches. Click here for his website. See you there....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

An evening with Steve 'Rodders' Rodwell

Steve Rodwell will be our special guest at the Wm Burt Club on Wednesday, November 21 (7.30pm).

There can't be many who've come anywhere near Rodders in recent seasons when it comes to catching big pike from the Fens and further afield.

He's a piker's pike angler, a down to earth bloke who's been an inspiration to many along the way.
He's also one of the few pike anglers who seems to be able to winkle 'em out from any kind of water, from the drains to the Broads, from the rivers to the ressies.

This might turn out to be one of the highlights of this season, so definitely a night not to be missed.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mark Barrett did us proud

Thanks to Mark for what turned out to be an enjoyable and at times thought-provoking talk. There were also one or two funny bits, we won't go into on the inner-nut. Turn-out was a bit below par, but feedback afterwards was one of the best talks we've had in ages. Next speaker - on Weds, November 21 - to be announced. We'll stick details on here as soon as they're confirmed.

Good fishing in the meantime. And best wishes to one of our regulars, Rod Hicks, who's recovering from a heart attack - hope to see you back on the bank again soon mate.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mark Barrett kicks of King's Lynn PAC's winter meetings

Mark Barrett will get this winter's programme of King's Lynn PAC meetings under way at the Wm Burt Club, West Winch, on Wednesday, October 31 (8pm).

Mark's best-known for his zander fishing exploits - like this 15lbs-plus lump from the Ouse on the left.

But he's caught plenty of pike in his time as well, co-authored Fenland Pike with Denis Moules and written countless articles for publications ranging from  Pike & Predators to Angler's Mail.

There are one or two other things in the pipeline too, so best you get you along to the Wm Burt for what promises to be an interesting night.