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1977 – 2017 PAC 40th Anniversary Convention

On Saturday 30th September 2017, the Pike Anglers’ Club will make a welcome return to the Kettering Conference Centre for our annual convention. This venue is familiar to members as it has hosted previous conventions and proved ideal for the purpose, being popular with all who attend, both members and traders.

The address is: Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering, Northants, NN15 6PB. The site is just off junction 8 of the A14, which is not far from the junction with the M1 & M6. For directions and travel options, please visit: or to find out more about the venue, please visit:

This year, once again sees three fantastic guest speakers lined up for you

Also in the Conference Hall will be the club’s annual awards and in between the speakers, you will have plenty of time to browse the trade hall and chat with a who’s who of British piking: including Neville Fickling, Dave Lumb, Stephen Harper, Dave Mutton plus many others who are always ever-present at the PAC convention.

You will be able to renew your PAC membership by visiting to Brian and Paul and the memberships desk, while Mark and Gary will be manning the PAC products stand where you can pick up top-quality PAC branded merchandise.

As usual, the second-hand stall will be worth a look in the hope of a real bargain, and the youngsters will be well catered for with junior coaching available.

This year, the committee are asking members to make their own hotel arrangements, as in previous years block-booking has caused problems. The committee and traders will be staying in the Premier Inn on Rothwell road, which has been the scene of several entertaining nights and fragile mornings. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Convention 2017 will be the perfect way to start the traditional piking season – don’t miss it!

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