Wednesday, 31 December 2008


wishing all our members and friends a happy hogmanay,all the best for 2009.
tight lines and wet nets to all.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Christmas greeting

on behalf of the club i would like to wish all our members and friends a very
and hope santa brings you a lot of fishing goodies

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


the first outings of the new year will be on the 11th and 25th of january,meeting at the DRUM TAKEAWAY at 8am,please be carefull on the roads this time of year.

2009 A.G.M/january meeting

2009 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on the 7th January at the clachnaharry inn,inverness 8pm

A.G.M AGENDA:any members with points for discussion or new proposals or ideas for the club please contact Rab Hay.We would like to try and have these on paper before the meeting in the hope of saving time and nothing is forgotten or missed on the night,thanks in advance.

TROPHYS:please could all trophies/shields and spoon be handed back in at the A.G.M so engraving can be done in plenty of time for the presentation night(date still to be confirmed),again many thanks.

SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR:also could all members bring along their vote for sports person of the year,again the same as last year,write your candidates name and a reason for nomination on a piece of paper and pop in a sealed envelope to be handed to Rab Hay at the A.G.M or before if that's possible,again many thanks.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

DECEMBER OUTING/venue changed due to freezen.

guys just to let you know any body fishing the outing on the 21st december the venue has been moved due to nominated waters being frozen,still meet at the tarvie cafe 8 am,for details get in touch with rab,ewen or myself.many thanks

Sunday, 16 November 2008


this years final outings will be sunday the 7th or 21st of december,meeting at the TARVIE CAFE 8am.good luck to all fishing.
just a wee reminder as were coming to the end of year,its time to start thinking of nominating sportsman of the year again.please put your choice in a sealed envelope and get them to rab anytime from now to the agm in jan(at the latest) so all engraving can be done in plenty time before our presentation night in feb 09,many thanks.


december meeting will be on the WEDNESDAY 3rd at 8pm the clachnaharry inn,all welcome.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

1st scottish 20 for pac general secretary

well done to mark barrett on his first scottish twenty at 24.14lbs soon followed by his first scottish double.mark and his friend oliver newman enjoyed a couple days fishing in the highlands as well as guesting at our monthly meeting during a weeks stay in scotland."a pleasure fishing with you guys"and your more than welcome back anytime.
on behalf of the club i would like to thank mark for attending our meeting and meeting and fishing with some of our members,not often we get a pac committee member this far north.

Monday, 3 November 2008

meeting reminder

just a wee reminder that november meeting is TUESDAY night 4th november 8pm at clachnaharry inn.we have pac general secretary MARK BARRETT popping in to say hello and a blether with us.

well done robbie officer

well done robbie,a superb 25lb+ fish coming in a busy session including another 20+ and nice doubles.a new member to the club but a dab hand at the fishing.

Monday, 27 October 2008

another great open

thanks to all who attended our open yesterday,the weather was dire and the fishing not much better but all 33 anglers seemed very upbeat after the prize giving and raffle and enjoyed there day.and the camera crew never put any body off,look forward to seeing the dvd in the future.

a big thanks to rab and ewen who put in a lot of hard work to make these days happen and run smoothly,but we did manage to raise a few pound towards the club funds and a promise of a donation from readers digest towards our presentation night.again many thanks to the lovat arms for making us so welcome and use of their facilitys for the raffle etc.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008


angling technics baitboat complete with carry case,car charger and mains charger £225
fox predator xs-special lure rod 7' 60-110g(used but in mint condition)£45
fox warrior 12' 3lb test curve(used but in good nick,make a good back up rod)£30 SOLD
fox trolling boat rod rests(as new)£35 for a pair
large selection of fox lures(as new)prices from £3-£5 each

likely more stuff to follow,having a big clear out to make room for more.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

well done again rab!

well done to club chairman rab hay on his 3rd p.b of the year with this cracker at 24lb+.a big thanks to our friend Neil baker for being on hand to get the photo.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


the dates for novembers outings are SATURDAY 1st and 15th meeting at the mountain cafe car park,aviemore at 8am


novembers meeting will be on TUESDAY 4th at the clachnaharry inn,inverness 8pm
all welcome

Sunday, 28 September 2008

october outing

this months outings are on sunday the 12th and 19th.meeting at the tarvie cafe 8am,we also have our open comp on sunday 26th(lots of fishing to look forward too)
just a reminder we are back to winter rules,3 bait rods can be used on outings


october meeting will be on wednesday 8th at the clachnaharry inn,inverness 8pm.all welcome.

could any members wishing to bring open comp raffle prizes along please do so,as it saves a little time on the day.many thanks

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

twenty club at last

well done to ian hopkins on his first twenty at 22.08lb but just to confirm he's in the twenty club soon after landed another at 21.04lbs as well as a mid double,great result.

Sunday, 14 September 2008


guys,just to let you know,that sandy down in bellshill is running a mini bus down to the pac convention at stoneleigh,warwickshire.we are hoping to fill the mini bus with members from inverness,north lanarkshire and ayrshire regions,the bus will cost £15 return and leaves bellshill at midnight friday 26th september,drive down through the night then spend the day and returning once convention ends.
any one wanting to go please let me know asap so a seat can be booked on bus and place in the car for a lift down to bellshill?
there is some top speakers lined up,lots of trade tackle stalls,second hand stalls.pac mega raffle,awards,competition winners and the live menteith draw and if thats not enough theres a well stocked bar.the crack will be first class so hope to hear from you soon?

Friday, 12 September 2008

well done andy

well done to new club member andy grant with his first twenty of the year(not the camera date).a cracking 20.08lbs.nice one mate

Wednesday, 3 September 2008


the dates for this months outings are sunday 21st or sunday 28th september,meeting at the tarvie cafe at 8 a.m.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

well done ewen

well done to club secretary Ewen Lyon who increased his p.b to 21.04lbs on todays outing,as well as another 4 fish coming in a busy couple hours,superb days fishing.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

well done allan

well done to allan stewart who continues his fine run of form with a new p.b of 22.06lb as well as others on todays outing,george cassels also added to his tally of twentys with a fine fish of 21.04lbs.Well done to both of you.
we had a good turn out with 11 members (old and new)fishing today and lots being caught,a good day all round.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

regional fish in winner

well done to allan stewart who not only got a p.b on the fly but also the heaviest fish of the weekend at 14lb07oz and wins a okuma reel worth £50 courtesy of the glasgow angling centre.
due to holiday season and what not the turn out was poor with only 3 members from inverness,8 members from north lanarkshire and no ayrshire boys but its a start and we hope next year to get an event later in the year and who knows maybe get a scottish regional championship up and runing in the future?

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

september meeting 2008

septembers meeting will be on wednesday 3rd at 8pm at the clachnaharry inn,inverness.
all welcome


august outings will be on the sundays 24th or 31st,meeting up at the mountain cafe,aviemore at 8am.
(this venue is £10 a day to fish which the club will pay half,so members fishing pay for the £10 ticket on the day and rab will reimburse £5 at the next meeting)

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

scottish regional fishing

guys just a wee reminder that theres a get together on the 16/17 august down on loch venacher between members from ayrshire ra52,north lanarkshire ra93 and inverness ra74,we have been given reduced rates for boats and bank fishing from mark at the loch.were not sure how many will turn up for the weekend or a day(if thats all thats possible)but hope to get good crack and a bit of fishing and i hear rumours of a bbq and some beers to give it the social feel.and sandys been talking to glasgow angling centre to see if they will put up some prizes?
we hope this may turn into a annual fixture on our clubs calendars in the future and a possible scottish regional championship?
HOPE some us can make it down.

Monday, 7 July 2008


august's meeting will be wednesday 6th at the clachnaharry inn(inverness)8pm.


the dates for this months outing are sunday 20th or sunday 27th,meeting at 8am at the drum take away,tight lines.

spanish safaris

well thats me back after my week in the sun,had a great time fishing with the odd beer for good measure,as well as the pike fishing also got a couple of barbel but no luck chasing the bass or black bass.will sort a link to spanish safaris web site if any one fancys a crack at it next year must add its well worth the trip.(now back to blog land)

Thursday, 26 June 2008

july meeting meeting

wednesday 2nd july at the clachnaharry inn 8pm.ALL WELCOME.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

another p.b for kev

well done to kev stewart on his new p.b of 19lb+,this is kevs third p.b in as many weeks along with enjoying some superb sport with lots of fish being caught and returned lately, hopefully this current run of good form will continue when fishing club outings and you wont fall victim of the club curse(ha ha)

Thursday, 5 June 2008


this months outing dates are a bit more scattered than normal due to various circumstances and a open comp landing on the same date as our planed second trip,so dates have had a wee shuffle to let members wanting to fish the open comp do so without losing a chance to fish outing?
sunday 15th june(myself,robbie and hopefully a couple others are fishing this date)
sunday 22nd june(mathew,allan,hairy and hopefully a few others will make this date?)
saturday 28th june(rab and anyone else that never made the first dates will make it?)
hopefully these dates will suit holidays,work patterns etc,meet at DRUM TAKEAWAY 8am all dates,fish till 5pm.
good luck and tight lines all fishing outing and any members making the comp.

a good night for neil.

the p.b.s keep coming lately,well done to neil tulloch on his new p.b 18lb+ fish last weekend,superb mate.hope to get a photo soon?

couple of fly p.b.s

well done to robbie and nathan who both upped there personal bests on the fly last week,i hope to get some more details and photos soon?

Friday, 30 May 2008


just a reminder that june's meeting is on TUESDAY 3rd june.8pm at the clachnaharry inn,inverness

Saturday, 17 May 2008


this months outing is an overniter,saturday 24 and sunday 25th,we are meeting at the mountain cafe,aviemore at 8am saturday morning and taking it from there,lets hope for a good turn out with a few new faces too?this is a points counter and both days are included.
tight lines to all fishing.

membership increase

the club would like to wish a warm welcome to new members bruce florence(inverness).kevin stewart(lhanbryde).andrew grant(kieth).lee collins(gorthleck).brian macdonald(laggan).and of course our first outwith member frank sanders(liverpool).
hope we get to meet some of you this coming weekend on our next outing?

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

fly on mentieth

would like to thank dave macfluff and the p.f.f.a for giving robbie and myself the opportunitie to fish the lake of mentieth for pike on the fly,the first time ever the fisherie has let pike flyfishers on the lake,so a wee bit of history in the making.we never bagged any monsters but had great sport with the jacks.great sport,great banter with some great guys.
above is robbie with a nice 7lbr.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

allan wins the open

well done to club member allan stewart who took first place in the inverness open comp today with this fine fish and new p.b of 20.12lbs(superb mate!)allan also had a fish of 4lbs.second place went to club member george cassles with fish of 13.01lbs and 5lbs and third place to comp newcomer kevin stewart with a fish of 1.9lbs.
a big thanks to all that turned up on the day,the staff at the lovart arms and all the club members that donated prizes for the raffle and gave up time to run the event.
i would like to think another successfull day with 5 possible new members.hope every one enjoyed themselfs and see you all at the next one.

rab adds to his tally of twentys

rab hay adds to his tally of twentys and also a new p.b. with a superb fish of 20.06lbs.this came in a superb day which saw rab and ewen land and safely return 7 fish each,well done lads.more ammo for the club mag

Saturday, 10 May 2008


guys i have for sale 2 still boxed fox eos bite alarms,cost £44.99 each will sell to club members for £30 each. NOW SOLD
also have some very nice,big padded unhooking mats(brand new)£5 each to club members.ideal for bank or boat.STILL HALF A DOZEN LEFT

Sunday, 4 May 2008


just a wee reminder guys,can you please bring any raffle prizes for the open comp along if possible and your keep sacks for swapping.
thanks in advance.

yet another p.b

a cracking 24.01lbs,what a superb weekend,we will do a wee article for club mag just to fill you guys in on the crack.

new p.b for rab on the fluff

club chairman and r.o. rab hay improved his p.b on the fly to just over 10lbs on a fly he tied himself,a big well done rab.
this comes after a superb weekend rab and myself had,with rab landinding 13 fish from 7.07lbs to 19.08 least 9 of these fish came between 4.30 am and 8.30 am,so very little sleep for us.
myself,i managed 7 fish with one being a new p.b of 24.01.
one of the best fishing sessions we have had with just over 233lbs of fish landed and safely returned between us.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

what a day

a new p.b for me at 22.8lbs,as well as fish of 18.9lbs,17.3lbs and 8.3 lbs.julie also got her new p.b of 9.8lbs.superb day.

Saturday, 26 April 2008


guys if possible can you bring your keep sacks in to the next meeting(7th may)and have them swaped for new ones,the reason for this is we can use the tagged ones for our open comps,we have 14 new ones so theres enough to go round.
thanks in advance.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

some dates for the dairy

  • next outings(april) are the 20th and 27th april,but some of us plan to fish a near by water the day before i.e 19/20th or 26/27th,any one needing info or directions give robbie a shout,and anyone cant make it let robbie know as he is sorting permits out for us too.
next meeting(may)wednesday may 7th,8 pm at clachnaharry inn,inverness.
next open comp.sunday may 11th
first club overniter(may) saturday 24th through to sunday 25th

Saturday, 29 March 2008


aprils meeting will be wednesday 2nd of april at the CLACHNAHARRY INN,8 pm all welcome.
"new members always welcome,so if your interested in joining us pop along and meet us?"

Thursday, 27 March 2008

glasgow angling centre club book account

guys just to let you all know,we now have a discount club book account set up at the glasgow angling centre,basicly if your buying from the store you dont get discount BUT now if you buy from the store and ask them to enter amount you spend into the inverness ra74 club book,what they then do is note the amount members spend over the year and we get 10%back in gifts or vouchers to use as prizes for comps/presentation nights etc,so if we spend say £1000 in the store over the 12 months as club members we get back £100 worth of gifts or vouchers.the book is set to be cashed in mid january each year in time for future presentation nights.
other regions have used this system for a while now to great effect so its win win situation for our club now also.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

march outing

the dates for this months outing are sunday 16th and sunday 23rd march,meeting at 8am at tarvie snack bar,good luck to all.

mick brown night

just like to say a big thank you to sandy and the guys from RA93 for making us feel so welcome on our recent visit to north lanarkshire for the mick brown talk and slide show.
what a fantastic night,with myself,ewen,robbie,tia and julie attending.must say mick brown is a great ambassador to pike fishing and the pac,not only a great talk but signing books,having photos taken and just getting the crack with folk a real down to earth gentleman with seemly endless energy,some photos to appear in tia's next mag.
also a great social event with 155 pikers from all over scotland attending was great meeting guys and catching up with some that have not seen in a while.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

nathans new p.b.

nathan shines bright in the middle of the night.....well done nathan on your new personal best at a fine 18lbs,a cracking fish.well after that we put the light off because nath was beaming before robbie gagged him.

Thursday, 14 February 2008


march meeting will be on WEDNESDAY 5TH MARCH 8pm at the clachnaharry inn,all welcome.

any body wishing to attend the mick brown night on friday the 7th at the joker bar,bellshill please let me know so i can confirm seating with sandy down at r.a.93,thanks.


guys this months outing is split into a home and away style.Those fishing the home leg will meet on sunday 17th feb at the drum takeawy 8am and those fishing the away leg will meet at the lochside cafe/boathouse at 8am on sunday 24th feb,any one wanting more info regarding the away leg please get in touch.
good luck.

Saturday, 9 February 2008


last night saw our first presentation night at fairways,i think its fair to say it went well and a good time was had by all.

last years run away leader rab hay(above)taking home the silver,club champion,best fly/lure caught trophy and heaviest fish caught on a day non points outing.well done cassels took the club runner up and heaviest fish caught on a outing.well done george.i got sportsman of the year,thanks guys and Matthew taking the spoon.

a big thanks to every one for donating to the raffle prizes,and for all the work involved to make the night happen,thanks to fairways for the buffet,bar and facilities and pro sound for the disco.

all ready looking forward to the next one.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

club magazine launch

Thanks to some very hard work from tia and robbie we now have a club magazine,we hope to bring out 4 issues a year with fishing updates,photos,club news any stories,members profiles,for sale and with a bit of luck some sponsers.
I think we would all agree that tia(the editor)has made a fantastic job of the first issue,but she needs photos,stories any input that can be used, please email tia any thing you would like to see included in future issues,thanks

Sunday, 20 January 2008


we now have the club boat moored in the water,calanders will be issued at next meeting with a timetable of weekends and names of members using boat.
thanks to members robbie,nathen,rab,allan,ewen,grant and micky for giving up there time to set the moorings and get the boat in the water and members for donating all the bits and bobs to make it happen,a real team effort.

Saturday, 12 January 2008


some of the prizes up for grabs.
Helicopter trip over inverness(kindly donated by PDG helicopters thanks to hairy)
Salmon/Trout fishing on Loch Ness(on boat with allan or rab)
Rainbow trout fishing on abban water(kindly donated by robin macleod)
Big Pike book(Bob church,gord burton,nev fickling etc)
brian fowlzy handmade lures
6 pike flys(kindly made and donated by dave macfluffchucker)
i will try and up date this list as i get info,thanks.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008


At our recent a.g.m long standing regional organisers Grant Macleod and James Dyce have stood down but will remain active and key club members.Rab Hay and Micky Jones will fill the vacated roles.The membership would like to thank Grant and James for their years of work involved and bringing the club to the level we are at today,a solid foundation for Rab and myself to build on.Many thanks guys and looking forward to lots more fishing.


our presentation night will be on FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY starts 7pm in the FAIRWAYS FUNCTION SUITE,inverness.
this is a bring your partner event,along with presentation of trophys there will be a hot and cold buffet,raffle and disco by pro sound disco,so bring your dancing shoes.
look forward to seeing you all there.


februarys meeting will be on TUESDAY 5th at 8pm at the clachnaharry inn,all welcome.
any members wanting to bring along prizes for presentation night raffle please do,it will give us more time to get ready for the night,thanks in advance.


january outing will be sunday 13th or sunday 27th.meeting at drum takeaway at 8 a.m.
good luck.

Sunday, 6 January 2008


guys just a wee reminder that wednesday nights meeting is our a.g.m.Could we please bring with us your name and reason for sportsman of the year in a sealed envelope,this will allow rab to get the engraving done so we have the trophies ready for our presentation night.
Club membership fees are due and can now be paid by cheque if so desired.