It's the time of year when we have the honour of announcing the recipients of annual PAC awards. It is never easy to arrive at the eventual winners, because there are so many people working quietly behind the scenes, but when you see this year's then I'm pretty sure you'll agree that all are very deserving. The committee were unanimous when it came down to the final decision and we hope you'll join us in congratulating them.
Barrie Rickards Pike Angler of The Year - Mark Green
This years Barrie Rickards Pike Angler of The Year is none other than Mark Green. We very much doubt that there is anyone out there who hasn't heard of Mark at some time. When we asked on the forum "How did you come across the PAC?" even we were surprised at the amount of people who gave Mark's name! New LO for Yorkshire, Regional Organiser for a very busy and successful Region, organiser of teach ins, successful syndicate on an RSPB Reserve and big fish captor, it just goes on: a tremendous ambassador for pike angling generally and the PAC in particular - and a very worthy winner.
Regional Organiser of The Year - Micky Jones & Rab Hay
This years Regional Organiser of The Year is a joint award and goes to Mickey Jones & Rab Hay - who do a fantastic job in the North of Scotland. Not only do they attract new members, in what is not a pike hot spot, but encourage juniors with regular teach-ins. Add to their efforts in running the region the fact that they are on top of any issues pike related which may crop up and you begin to see why we have recognised that effort, I could go on, organised fish-ins, barbecue weekends, annual prize giving are all a part of the Inverness Region
President's Shield 2011-12 - Eric Edwards
The President's Shield isn't necessarily an annual award, rather one that is given if we think it merited. This year's winner has done a staggering amount over the last eighteen months or so. We give you none other than Eric Edwards. Eric's on-going work with juniors and coaching in general remains outstanding. So we thought it appropriate that this be formally recognised. A big 'well done' mate, and am equally big 'thank you'.