NEW PAC Angling development Officer role.
PAC Angling Development Officer: Eric Edwards
A qualified angling coach and winner of the prestigious 2012 President's Shield, Eric has already inspired PAC with his commitment to encouraging young anglers. Eric will be looking at further ways to disseminate best practice to our Regional Associations; he said 'Pike fishing is hard for a beginner. It is also dangerous. To make a difference it will take a lot of effort from the regions - some have already made a great start and if we can encourage others to do likewise we'll soon have plenty of young people ready to join us'. PAC is also undertaking a complete multi-media upgrade, including a new website, online quarterly magazine and mobile phone 'Apps' - a holistic package intended to be more appealing to youngsters. New PAC President Dilip Sarkar said 'It is vital that young people are introduced to pike fishing, because without a new generation of pike anglers who will look after Esox Lucius when we're gone? Angling is also a great way of enjoying the outdoors and occupying youngsters, so Eric has the Club's full support in his new role.'