Welcome to Region 70

Hello and welcome to our little space on the World wide web for all things to do with the Pike Anglers Club and pike fishing in East Sussex.

If you are reading this, then you are more than likely a PAC member. But if you're not a member, then we urge you to join and help promote Pike Fishing everywhere.

The region is for the members and we hope you all get stuck in and support its cause. We will keep you updated via this BLOG and the Regional News page on the PAC site with details of our meeting dates and guest speaker nights, which are held through the winter month's at the Kings Head at East-Hoathly.

Even if you are not a PAC member, please feel free to come along and see what we are all about, we can then badger you for the £19.50 to become a member!

We hope to see you at a future Region 70 meeting nights!!!!


Further details from the Regional Organiser Gary Hodd at Garyregion70@aol.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Going by the brilliant attendance for the James Gardener night, it's clear the region is getting stronger and stronger.
It was once again nice to see so many new faces watching what was a really informative talk by James.
His methods for catching big pike were there for all to see and I for one walked away with a few extra tips under my belt for the next time I go pike fishing. James clearly enjoys his fishing wether he catches a big fish or not and his talk included his early pike fishing days where he developed the rigs he uses today.
The one really good thing was they are simple to use and clearly work with fish up to 38lb boated.
The raffle on the night was filled with some top of the range prizes with most in the room winning something.

A big thanks goes out to James for his excellent talk and to all those that attended.

Roll on the next one!!!

Monday, November 03, 2008


For our first guest speaker of the season, PAC region 70 are pleased to welcome Doc James Gardener to once again give the region one if his excellent and informative talks, this will take place on Tuesday 11th November and will kick off at around 8pm – His talk and slide show will include trolling the large open trout waters, to his more local fishing, this really is one not to be missed.
James has caught pike from many venues around the country and his pike fishing exploits have accounted for pike upto 37lb.

All talks start at 8pm, although it’s advisable to be there early for to catch up with friends and fellow members in the bar beforehand and of course to grab a seat.

As usual the venue is...........Kings Head 1 High St East Hoathly BN8 6DR

The region asks for £2.50 for PAC members and £3.50 for non members.

As always there will be a raffle on the night with some top prizes on offer and the chance to buy a copy of the PAC book PAC 30.

See you there!!

Jon and Gary R/Os region 70

Monday, April 21, 2008


Our final show of the season, was brilliant with John and Steve presenting an excellent talk and slide show which had those attending on the edge of there seats. Talk of Catfish, Tarpon and Mahseer etc was really an eye opener and we are sure some in that room will be tempted to go out and get equipped to fish for some of those hard fighting species John and Steve talked about.

Over the course of the season we have had some great nights and we would like to take this oppertunity in thanking those that bothered to attend and support the region. Also a big thank you to all those guest speakers that took the time to travel down to Sussex to entertain those that attended.

The region has over the season gone from strength to strength and we are really looking forward to next seasons round of guest speakers already.

We also hope to have a couple of fish-ins booked as well for everyone to enjoy.

Keep checking the blog for updates and our next winters guest speaker program.

Roll on next season!

Jon and Gary

Thursday, April 03, 2008


Next Tuesday being 8th April see's Sussex welcome Thames Gateway Regional Organizers Steve Gould and John Synnuck.

Both are exceptional anglers with a vast array of specimen predatory fish to their names. As well as their piking exploits there's a foreign twist with Tarpon from the Florida keys, Mahseer from India and the giant wells catfish getting a mention too.

I am reliably informed this is one of the best predator talks going, one not to be missed.Normal venue being the Kings Head, starting at 8 O'Clock so be there early.

This will round up the region for the 07/08 season so We look forward to seeing you there.

We would like to take this oppertunity to thank all those that have supported the region over the past season.

Jon & Gary Region 70 Regional Organisers

Friday, February 29, 2008


Region 70 are pleased to announce that we have well known and respected local angler Andy Lush coming down to give us a talk on Tuesday 11th March

As well as being an expert lure angler Andy is also the proprietor of the Friendly Fisherman tackle shop in Tunbridge. Andys talk will revolve around how he goes about his lure fishing and the techniques behind it.

Andy's fishing techniques have accounted for some stunning fish over the years including pike to 30lb his knowledge of lures and how to use them efficiently is up there with the best of them.

Andys knowledge of trolling the reservoirs, to vertical jigging will be revealed, He will also be talking about fishing for and catching other species of fish, which will interest those of you that fish for other species other thann pike.

As usual the Kings head at East Hoathley will be the venue, talk starting at 8 O'Clock.

Entry is as always £2.50 for PAC members & £3.50 for non members.

As well as a Raffle on the night, we will also have some copies of the PAC30 book for those who wish to buy one.
Hope to see you there

Thursday, February 14, 2008


On Wednesday we were lucky enough to have Andy Frost down from Norfolk for a talk and slide show.
It was Andy's first ever talk, and have got to say he is one of the best speakers we have had down to the region. The flavour of the talk being pike fishing in Norfolk past and present.
Andy's knowledge of the many rivers and broads is second to none and those in the audience were treated to well presented and at times humorous stories of Andy's exploits fishing these reknowned waters.
Andy also brought along some made up rods for demonstration purposes to show how he tackles the tidal rivers of Norfolk and of course the many broads in the area. He also brought along an interesting adaption to the George Foreman grill!
All in all it was a great night and We are sure those present went away with some information or ideas which will go a long way to improving there fishing and hopefully putting a few more fish on the bank.
Andy has mentioned he may do some more talks for regions in the future and if he does decide to present a talk to a region near you, get along to it, because it is not one to miss.
Finally we would like to thank Andy for coming down and a big thank you all those PAC members and non members for supporting the region, going by the attendance the region is definately on the up.