Tuesday, 21 December 2010


All the very best wishes to all members and friends for the festive period.

A.G.M. meeting 2011

First meeting of 2011 and A.G.M. will be on TUESDAY 11th JANUARY,chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness 8p.m.

please could all trophy's be brought back for engraving.
club dues for 2011 are also now due.
current P.A.C. membership cards to update records.
nomination's for sportsman of the year (forward to Rab).

If your interesting in joining the club,now's the time to do it and take part in all the 2011 outing's.

Date for presentation night to be confirmed and announced soon.


Well done to club chairman Rab Hay,club champion 2010.It was a close run thing this year and went right to the final outing,well done to Alan Wands on runner up and coming so close.


Well done to young Shane Lyon on becoming club junior champ and also picks up the junior big fish trophy,what a year you have had.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

new member,new p.b.

On his first outing with the club as a guest before joining in the new year,gordy started the day with a p.b of 11lb+ and after a long cold day without much action between us and our thoughts turning to packing up as the sun was going down,a couple of wee bleeps and gordy was hooked into a fish and after a few minutes she was in and on the weigh sling,a superb last 10 minutes of the day and a superb fish of 19.08lbs.A very happy chappy indeed.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


due to the weather we are very restricted with choices of waters that would be ice free.
but we will be going out this sunday(12th)and the following(19th)meeting at PATTERSONS papershop in drumnadrochit 8 a.m.

please be carefull out on the roads.

Monday, 6 December 2010

december meeting

tomorrow night(tuesday 7th).chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness 8p.m.

guys with the all the snow and ice about the roads just now,please be carefull on route to and from meeting,if you cant make it let rab or myself know.

Friday, 3 December 2010

november's weekend outing pic's

jim morrice with a cracking 25lbr caught on the sunday

andy grant with a cracking 21lbr caught on the saturday

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Great weekend!

A big thanks to all members and friends that attended the november outing weekend,the crack was superb.looking forward to next years event already.
big well done to andy grant 21lbr on saturday and jim morrice 25lbr on sunday.
pics to follow.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

december meeting

this months meeting will be tuesday 7th at 8p.m at the chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.
was nice to meet 3 more keen pikers interested in joining the club at the last meeting.

CLUB PRODUCTS (ideal xmas presents)
anybody wanting any club products,make great xmas pressies let me know as soon as possible and hopefully i can just put a order in with plenty time before the xmas,with the vat rise in jan prices will increase slightly so another reason to order before then.........

November outing

November outing is a weekender on sat/sun 13/14th and boats and Hotel have been booked for a good while now,and weather permitting should be a good weekend.
Meeting at the fishery at 8 a.m,fishing starts at 9 a.m.
Rules are same as last year SEA DEADBAITS ONLY,MIN LURE SIZE 6".
2 baitrods,lure or fly rod may be used.
lifejackets to be worn at ALL times while on the boats.
please bring boat nets and unhooking mats/sladdle as they are not provided.
the fishery can provide lifejackets if needed.

open comp result

Well done to Phil Straw on his fine fish of 22.08lbs.(heaviest of the day)
Many thanks to the 23 members and friends that came along to make these days possible and very enjoyable,with some very nice fish being caught and possible 2 new members.
Again thanks to all that donated to the raffle.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


November meeting will be on tuesday 2nd,8p.m. at the cheiftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.



This months outings will be on sunday 10th/24th meeting at the SPAR shop in CONTIN,at 8pm.

We will now be fishing winter rules,basicly back to 3 bait rods.
tight lines.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

october meeting

this months meeting is on tuesday 5th,8pm at the chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

HELP....stop the ban!


Guys, we need a big response here!!!!
please get in as many objections as we can before the 20th of september,even if it dont effect you now am sure in time it will as these bans tend to snowball and before long its nationwide,as much as i agree something has to be done a camping ban is not the way forward,not only would bivvies be banned but also day shelters and brollies, effectively spelling the end for bank fishing as we know it......this is the thin end of the wedge and if we dont try to stop it now,in time each and every one of us will suffer, wether it be a short day session to guys traveling up fom south to bivvie up for a few days?PLEASE TAKE 5 MINS TO HELP.
many thanks,

Sunday, 12 September 2010


this months outing will be SUNDAY 19TH/26TH.meeting at the TARVIE CAFE at 8am.tight lines and dont forget your midge cream.

help for heroes day

A big well done and thanks to all our members thats made it for this event to fish,help out and just be part of a great cause that not only raises money for the heroes fund but also highlights another great aspect of pike fishing, when we all come from far and wide,a united band of piking brothers and sisters to be part of a special day.
Scobes is chuffed to bits with the response and to date has raised just over £2000 with a few more things to be auctioned off soon on ebay as they were not available on the day.
Again a huge well done to scobes for making it all happen,our members for there surport and all that turned up and surported this event

Thursday, 5 August 2010

SNYPES DAM event just announced!

SNYPES DAM, Neilston, Nr Glasgow. Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th October. 2010. 2 days 1 night bank fishing, bivvy up overnight. This is a 14 acre trout fishery, http://www.snypesfishery.co.uk
Coarse & Sea Deadbaits and Lures only. 2 Rods + 1 Lure Rod. £35 for the weekend. Arrive 8am Saturday depart 4pm Sunday.
Maximum 10 Anglers. PAC members only.
First come first served. Please contact Mick Crisp by phone or email. This event will not be advertised in Pikelines having been finalised just after the deadline.

Mick 07971 637950

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

august outing

This months outing will be bank fishing saturday and boat fishing sunday the weekend of 7th/8th of aug.Meeting at the boat station at 9a.m saturday morning.

tight lines.

Tuesday 7th at 8 p.m. the chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.ALL WELCOME.

Help for Heroes pike fishing fundraiser,loch venachar,september 4th.
Any of our members going down have a great day and lets do our best to help raise funds for a worthy cause.if you cant make it down but would like to donate a few quid theres a link http://www.justgiving.com/H4HPikeFishingFundraiser
many thanks.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

August Meeting

August meeting will be at the CHIEFTAIN HOTEL,millburn road,inverness. 8p.m. ALL WELCOME.

We also need anyone intending to go on the November weekend outing to confirm as soon as possible so Rab can book the overnight accommodation.were looking at £25 per person for bed and breakfast.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

HELP FOR HEROES pike fishing fundraiser!

Right the good bit fishing on the fishery is now concrete set in stone confirmed, I have 14 boats for the day that I will need advance bookings for, (well 13 one boats already been booked by Mr Jones from Inverness) the cost of the boats are going to be £40 for two anglers this covers all permits and fuel. So don’t be shy email me with your details if you require a boat for the event.


Bank fishing for the event looks like its going to be £10 per angler this will if possible include the days fishing and something from the BBQ in the evening (I am still trying to confirm the BBQ catering arrangements).

Loch Venachar fisheries management have very kindly agreed to do a breakfast roll and mug of tea or coffee for £3 (there will be a portion of this donated to the H4H charity).

I am working on the posters as we speak and they will be sent out to various tackle shops places of interest throughout the UK as well as the angling media.

Once again sorry I've not been keeping this updated things got a bit mental recently.



guy's boat's are being booked up fast so i you want a boat get in toutch with scobes on his email addy above or if your wanting bank fishing or to offer help in any othr way,same again drop a email to let him know?

Thursday, 15 July 2010

P.A.C. Conference,possible bus?

guys,if anyone is interested in going down south to the P.A.C conference 25 september,there may a bus from the alloa/stirling area heading down,all i know at the moment is Craig Renwick is looking to find enough folk to justify hiring a bus from scotland,hopefully if theres enough interest this could well be possible.....any of our members fancy it let me know and i can put you in touch with Craig (a.s.a.p).

july outing

second date for the july outing is sunday 25th july,meeting at patersons newsagents in drum at 8 am.

P.A.C. Conference details

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

PIKELINES junior gallery winner of the year.

WELL DONE,again to Shane Lyon who picked up the prizes from the P.A.C. magazine PIKELINES.Shane was choosen as Pikelines junior gallery winner of the year from his amazing day back in march,our club sec and Shanes dad Ewen presents the prizes to Shane,who was over the moon.
Big thanks to Steve Ormrod at Pikelines and of coarse the fantastic sponsers of the junior picture page in the mag.

Monday, 7 June 2010

june outing bbq weekend

this months outing is a weekender 19/20th,meeting at tescos in aviemore before heading south,the venues been booked and we have arranged some float tube and kayak demos if anybody fancies a go also fly casting lessons and an insight into lure fishing etc aswell as a bbq on saturday evening.
tuesday 6th july 8pm at the chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.
all welcome.

Monday, 17 May 2010

June's meeting

Junes meeting will be on TUESDAY 1st JUNE,chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness, 8p.m.

just a wee reminder theres been problems with parking around the chieftain and local residents have been having hassles,this is not a reflection on our club but i might surgest parking in the beefeater car park and walking the 2 minutes to the chieftain just to keep the locals happy.

may outing

this months outings will be sunday 23/30th.
Meeting at the Tarvie cafe at 8a.m.

theres a fair climb back from this water,so pack as light as you can manage to save the back.
Were back on summer rules,so thats down to 2 deadbait rods and/or fly lure rod.
tight lines.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

wee reminder

Any members wanting to donate raffle prizes for may,s comp can bring them along to the next meeting if possible,it saves a wee bit time on the day.
thanks in advance.

also added is a link to scobe's help for heroes fundraiser event,just a few clicks and you can make a donation to such a worthy cause,dont be shy dig deep.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

lake of mentieth p.b

well done rab,on a recent trip to the Lake of Mentieth for the P.A.A.S. lure and bait event,Rab and myself managed a dozen fish to the boat,rab getting the lions share as per usual,ha ha.
but the highlight of the day was this 19lbr and beating his previous mentieth best by half a pound.Absolute mint fish.

Sunday, 18 April 2010


May's meeting will be on tuesday 4th at 8pm,the chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.

first bbq weekend of the year

this is what its all about,forget points,forget trophies or who caught the biggest or most fish,seeing a farther taking the time to teach his boy the importance of pike handling and welfare at such a young age can only ensure the future of the sport is bright,well done ewen and young innes.a few fish each too,cant be bad.
A big well done to sean anderson,who just joined the club and new to pike fishing,got his first ever pike on his third outing with us and at 10lb8oz is not a bad start.i think the big smile says it all!

Many thanks to all the members that came along to first bbq/overniter of this year,a good time was had by all,the weather was a bit dreek saturday and rained all saturday night but the sun did come out sunday afternoon to dry of the kit nicely before heading home.
a big thanks to robbie(master chef)milne for taking full command of the bbq and bringing along the venision burgers and sasauges(even if they were a bit deer)and making the best tattie salad in the highlands.
also big thanks to andy(the butcher)grant for again bringing along a fine selection of steaks and other meats,sean(the baker)anderson for getting us a great deal on all the rolls.
a warm welcome to david (scobes)scobie after a recent transfer to a nearby airbase has joined our region,was great to finaly meet you and your good lady mate.hope you enjoyed your first outing with us?
a special thanks also to Graham Slater for coming north and spending a few days fishing with us,again we hope you enjoyed your trip to the hills.
thanks again for the surprise birthday cake and card guys,was near a tear in my eye,ha ha.

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Well what can we say about the day young Shane Lyon has had!stuff dreams are made from.On his first club outing of 2010 Shane was fishing with dad Ewen and granddad Rab,losing a nice low double early on Shane was more than keen to get his bait back out in the same spot in the hope of landing his first ever pike,after a short while another run and this time he managed to land her and a new p.b as its his first pike at a mighty 24.14lbs(pictured above).a massive well done young man but shane was'nt done yet a few hours later just to top the day off he managed to winkle another cracker at 22.11lbs.

Dad Ewen keeping a firm grip on this one as she was a bit lively and Shane wants to keep his fingers a while yet!
What a fantastic catch Shane,on behalf of the club we wish you a massive congrats again and a big happy birthday(11)for monday,be hard to beat them pressies.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


april meeting will be on THURSDAY 1 april(no joke!)
8 p.m at the cheiftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.



this months outing will be on sunday 14th/21st.
meeting at the drum paper shop at 8am.

Sunday, 28 February 2010


this tuesday night guys!
8pm at the Chieftian hotel,Millburn road,inverness.

ALL WELCOME.any one interested in joining,pop along for a blether.

Saturday, 20 February 2010


another great night at fairways and many thanks to all that turned up,as always fairways done us proud with the buffet,many thanks to there staff and to the D.J. that entertained us all night.Well done to all the trophy winners. some of the many great raffle prizes on offer,a special thanks to all that donated prizes,club members and friends and a special mention to archie from fyne tackle and Eddie Turner(there shop links are on the tackle section please check them out and help surport the shops that surport us)

Kev Stewert collects the wooden spoon.
all new junior championship(sponsered by micky jones groundworks)was won by Innes Lyon.
junior champion Innes Lyon collects prize of diawa rod and reel,box of tackle and persolized club pennent courtesy of micky jones groundworks.

Micky Jones picks up the biggest fish(non points outing).

Robbie Milne collects sports man of the year.

Rab Hay picks up the fly trophy and also a parcel of pike flies courtesey of dave macfluff predetor flies.

Rab Hay picks up biggest fish on an outing trophy.

Ewen Lyon picks up club runner up.
Rab Hay picks up club championship and a persolized club fleece.

Friday, 19 February 2010


guys,its plan b for this months outing,our choice water is still frozen so as planned we will be meeting at the papershop in drum at 8am sunday 21st and/or sunday 28th.tightlines.

be carefull on the roads,with all this frost,snow and ice were getting might be worth leaving a little earlier and driving a little slower,take it easy.

Friday, 5 February 2010


friday 12th feb,7.pm FAIRWAYS function suite.as well as presentations of tropheys,theres a hot/cold buffet and disco and plenty of drink also a mega raffle.
this is a social event so bring family/freinds and have a great night out.
see you there!


march meeting on the tuesday 2nd,at the cheiftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.8 p.m.

anyone interested in joining the club,come along and have a blether.ALL WELCOME.


this months outing is booked for sunday 21st,the water chosen is frozen at the minute so we will keep you posted,we have a plan B if this event is frozen fishing a local water on the 21st/28th of feb,watch this space for details nearer the time.

just hope it thaws.

Saturday, 23 January 2010


guys,we still need to confirm number fors the buffet and nominations for sports person of the year are still to come in (for engraving).this matter is fast turning urgent please get in touch with rab,asap.
thanks to some fantastic donations this years RAFFLE is going to be MEGA ,you dont want to miss out on this one!


club boat and outboard engine is up for sale,there is no trailer but if any member would like first dibs please get in touch with club chairman rab hay,if no interest is shown before the next meeting on the 2nd feb it will be advertised to the public.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


the start of another year and hopefully a very fish filled one,the dates for this months outings are sunday 17th or 24th meeting at the paper shop at drum at 8am.


will be on tuesday 2nd at 8pm again at the chieftain hotel,millburn road,inverness.ALL WELCOME.


as always this is a social event so bring the good ladies along for a dance and a good night out.
FRIDAY 12th february 7pm
fairways golf coarse,
castle heather,inverness.

for anybody traveling wishing to stay overnight the travelodge(fairways)was doing a £19 a room deal but book it fast before the deal ends 0871 9846285.
for those needing sat nav directions:-IV2 6AA.
please let Rab know as soon as possible so we can confirm numbers for buffet.


were still looking for nominations for sports person of the year so the engraving can be done,can those that never attended the a.g.m meeting let Rab know as soon as either by text or phone or at the next outing,many thanks.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010



due to the severe weather conditions and poor roads we think it wise to cancel tonight's scheduled meeting/A.G.M and re schedule for WEDNESDAY 13TH JAN again at the millburn hotel,inverness.8p.m.

sorry for the short notice but members safety is paramount.