Meet some of the regulars

Meet some of the regulars
Photo at Earlswood a while ago
The Shakespeare region of the Pike Anglers' club, formerly known as the Solihull & Warwickshire region, is here as a focus point for pike anglers in the South Birmingham, Solihull and Warwickshire areas. We are a friendly bunch who do things a bit differently and most of all enjoy our fishing. Working with other local regions we organise monthly fishing trips throughout the piking season from October to March. We also have plans to invite the occasional guest speaker .

Interested in Joining? Whether you are an old hand or a complete novice, come and join us. You don't have to be a member of the Pike Anglers' Club to come along to our fish-ins, but we hope that you will seriously consider joining.

If you like what you see we hope that you will join The Pike Anglers' Club of Great Britain to gain all the attendant benefits, including the quarterly magazine Pikelines as well as access to its online version - PikeOnLines. By joining you will also be supporting the conservation of pike in our waters.

Contact details are given at the bottom of the website.

We all look forward to seeing you....

Roger Howes

Regional Organiser

Find us on Facebook at Pike Anglers Club Shakespeare Region RA20

Thursday, 12 September 2013

The 2016 - 2017 Programme of Events

Red is current information
Purple is past events
Green is future events

N.B. The problem with the email has been solved but we have a new email address. It is:-

Our programme of talks and events is shaping up very well indeed. So do keep the first Thursday evening of the month free from October to March. Doors open at 7.00.

Venue change:-

Please note that we have changed our venue and will now be meeting at the Warwick Racing Club, Hampton Road, Warwick CV34 6JP. We are grateful to them for their hospitality and hope that they will be rewarded by good bar takings. For a location map just paste the link below into your browser:

If you use the what3words app. the entrance to the car park is at 


West Midlands LO Dave Mutton knows everybody who is anybody in the angling world and has managed to book us some excellent speakers as follows:- We can't thank Dave enough...

Thursday, 6th October, 2016 - DES TAYLOR

This talk really did get the season off to a great start. Des gave us fun as well as food for thought about fishing and life in general. What a great guy!

Thursday, 3rd November, 2016 - DERMOT OGLE

Fascinating talk about Dermot's experiences fishing for pike in Sweden. Left us pining for the fjords

Thursday, 1st December, 2016 - BRIAN INGRAM

A great talk which was well attended and much enjoyed. Thanks so much, Brian

Thursday, 5th January, 2017

Quiet social chat at the Racing Club. Nice to meet up after Christmas and to wish each other all the best for 2017.

Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 - BARRY McCONNELL

Eel angler extraordinary Barry is a published author on eel angling and the inventor of the roll-over bite indicator. He is also listed as the captor of the biggest eel ever caught in Britain. Eels seem to be back in our local rivers, so now might be the time to learn about them from the real expert.


Sunday, 16th October, 2016 - GRAFFAM WATER

Very limited response. Is this the kind of trip that members want??


This year the event will be on Bourton Lakes.  If you would like to join us just email the address below for details, or ring Roger on the number given.

So that's it for now. We hope it meets with your approval and that we shall see you over the coming months. The blog and Facebook addresses have not changed and will be updated with this info shortly.


Facebook:        Pike Anglers Club Shakespeare Region RA20

Phone:             Jay       07824 703650

                        Roger  07800 931783

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Contact Details & Risk Assessment

Pike Anglers’ Club
Risk Assessment for Shakespeare Fish-in
River Avon: From Kingfisher Marine at Defford on 05/10/14

Risk assessment by Roger Howes: dated 04/10/14

Falling into water / capsizing
Moderate Risk
Possible fatal consequences
Take care on slipway/staging which can be either steep or slippery or both. Avoid if icy or if they look unsafe.
Do not wear waders/high boots on a boat. They can fill with water and drag wearer down or fill with air and upend him.
Carry mobile phones in waterproof bags and have numbers of other anglers or stay within shouting distance of other anglers
Supervise any children/younger/novice anglers.
Do not go out on river in flood.
Always wear adequate and serviced life jacket.
Check condition of water and of boat before setting off and abandon trip if conditions/boat are unsafe.
Avoid overloading any boat.
Take particular care not to go too close to a weir. A boat can be dragged towards it and swamped.
If a mishap occurs contact other anglers/emergency services as soon as possible. Use 112 emergency number as this gives your location to the emergency services.
Hypothermia as a result of 1.
Low Risk. Possible fatal/very serious consequences
Carry towel, spare clothing, spare warm drinks in car.
Carry survival blanket.
Weil’s Disease
Moderate risk. Possible fatal/very serious consequences.
Carry small first aid kit & cover all cuts with waterproof plaster.
Clean hands with alcohol rub before eating & hold food wearing a plastic glove. Contact GP if having flu like symptoms after exposure to risk.
Food poisoning from deadbaits.
Moderate risk. Possible serious consequences.
Precautions as for 3 above.
 Hooks in skin/other injuries, cuts, sprains etc.
High risk. Moderate possible consequences.
Always look before casting. Store hooks carefully. First aid on the spot or trip to A&E if in any doubt as to what to do. Roger Howes has first aid qualification.
Injuries from unhooking pike.
High risk. Moderate possible consequences
Entrust unhooking to an experienced pike angler. Wear a glove if not confident.
Injuries from bridges, overhanging trees, collision with other boats, etc.
Moderate risk. Possible fatal consequences.
Keep good lookout. Always have one experienced boat angler in each boat.
Failure of motor, damage to boat.
Moderate risk. Possible serious consequences.
Carry necessary tools to carry out minor repairs – shear pins etc.
Carry torch and container to bale out.
Doubtful situations
Always err on the side of caution.
Organisers of events cannot accept responsibility for the actions of participants or of children/young people in participants’ charge.

I am very happy to store in my mobile any numbers that anyone wants me to have – both those of anglers and of any emergency contacts they may have. Just email them to me or give them to me on the day.

Regional Organisers
Roger Howes
tel: 07800 931783

Jay Lock
tel: 07824 703650


PAC West Midlands Liaison Officer 
Dave Mutton

Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain