PAC CONVENTION WAS BIGGEST-EVER

More than 500 predator anglers packed Stoneleigh Park for the Pike Anglers Club's 30th Anniversary bash.

The event was the biggest-ever PAC Convention and broke new records for the club.

Anglers attended from all four corners of the British Isles, with a sizeable attendance from Ireland and visitors from as far afield as Denmark.

Chairman Colin Goodge said: "It went better than we envisaged and we were slightly overwhelmed by the number of people who came.

"We were expecting a good turnout but you never expect that's going to become a reality but we had a fantastic line-up of speakers.

"We just hope we can improve on it and make next year's even better."

Speakers at the event included Jason Davis, who unveiled a string of 35lbs-plus pike captures, along with Mick Brown, John Watson, Eddie Turner and Colin Goodge.