MICK BROWN TOPS THE BILL FOR PAC'S 30TH BIRTHDAY BASH

Mick Brown will be heading the line-up of speakers at Piking 2007, the PAC confirmed today.

Widely-acknowleged as one of the best all-round pike anglers of his generation, Mick is a fitting speaker for the club’s 30th birthday celebrations.

PAC promotions manager and convention organiser Mike Kelly said: “We’re thrilled Mick has agreed to attend and speak at the anniversary convention, which is going to be a big day for the club and for pike fishing.

“It’s the icing on the cake for us and another good reason to come to what’s already promising to be a very excting event.”

Mick Brown said: “It’s a great honour to be asked to speak, because it’s quite an important occasion.

“I turned 60 just before Christmas, so I guess I’ll be able to look back and give a bit of an overview on how pike fishing has changed over the years.”

The Convention – Piking 2007 – is being held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Saturday, September 22.

There will be a full day’s entertainment in the form of speakers and slide shows, along with a wide assortment of stalls where you can browse the latest tackle and stock up for the coming winter’s pike fishing.

It’s also a chance to meet up with friends old and new from up and down the country, in the only event of its kind in the UK.

More details on the line-up and other attractions will be announced as they are confirmed. For more information on this and other PAC events, go to www.pacgb.com