John Currie – PAC General Secretary
As secretary of the PAC, John has achieved much for pike anglers, and anglers in general, by holding the Environment Agency to account, and on his local patch, the Broads Authority. His lead in these matters has been second to none and this heavy pressure has eventually brought about a ground change in attitudes by the authorities to anglers that will benefit angling for years to come.
Phil Turton – President
Phil has been fishing for pike since he was a young boy and they have fascinated him ever since his dad first took him fishing. Phil is a licensed Level 2 coach, so pike care and welfare is top of his list.
Phil says “It’s a real honour to be asked to Join PAC 14 as President and I hope I can help to take the PAC on its continued forward path”
Stephen Harper – Chairman
Stephen has pursued most of the freshwater species of fish found in Britain, but he has always enjoyed a special affinity with the awesome and enigmatic pike. He was a founder member of the original ‘Pike Society’, and ‘The Pike Anglers’ Club’. One of the country’s top pike authors, Stephen is also Editor of ‘Pikelines’, in charge of the design and production of our magazine and website.
Clive Melhuish – Products Manager
Clive has been a keen pike angler for some fifty years and is the former Regional Officer for the Hull and East Riding, RA95 region where he became known for his Charity Fish-Ins. He brings thirty-five years of prime retailing experience to the PAC and is excited at the prospect of sourcing and marketing seasonal products in his customary organised manner. Clive looks forward to meeting you at the Convention and related shows, where he will sell you ‘beanies and badges’ instead of the raffle tickets of latter years.
Mobile: 07821 076860
Jason Skilton – Press Officer and Media Manager
Jason is taking up the reins of Press Officer and Social Media Manager. He is a seasoned PAC member and is the Regional Officer for the Suffolk RA08 and Liaison Officer for the Anglia region. Jason has been helping John Currie on several issues within the Anglia region, and also on issues relating to Windermere and the problems it faces.
Mobile: 07776 111625
The Following Members are Supporting 14 PAC
Phil Turton – Angling Development Officer
Phil is another immensely experienced and highly successful pike angler. In he a short period of time has shown very good fund raising skills and an understanding of the importance in bringing juniors into angling. He runs a successful region and can draw from a good team of lads to help him in all his projects.
Neville Fickling – Representative Officer for Ireland
Neville is the PAC’s representative in Ireland. It is crucial that PAC maintains a presence and good relations in Ireland. A trained fishery scientist, former pike and zander record holder, and Angling Trust Ambassador, Neville is a regular visitor to the Emerald Isle. He is also a former PAC General Secretary, tackle trade professional and was the Editor of ‘Pike & Predators’ before the demise of the magazine in 2017.
Tel: 01427 613002 / 01427 679434
PAC Advisory Panel
Dr. Bruno Broughton, Dr. John Tate and Dave Lumb.