2018

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #9

I am pleased to announce that we have received several more excellent prizes for The Gathering Mega Raffle, which takes place this Saturday 26th May at the Newhouse Hotel.  Today we are featuring something for the lure addicts:

First up we have a Trout Glider donated by Barry Robinson in a special "one off" pattern for PAAS.  Barry's lures need no introduction as they are very popular with our members (and Scottish Pike), which is no surprise as they really are works of art.

Next up we have 2 classic gliders donated by Carl from Loz Harrop Lures, an 8 inch Fudally's Reef Hawg in Flame Orange and a Riverrun Manta in Baitfish pattern.  Reef Hawg's and Manta's have accounted for stacks of Pike and are a must have for any serious lure anglers box.

Finally for today we have some Lures and Braid donated by The River Piker.  Wake Lures Hanko Gummi are BIG soft baits from Finland and are currently catching big pike all across Europe, while Nano-X line is an American made 4-strand braided fishing line.  Paul has kindly sent us a spool of 65lb breaking strain - perfect for most lure (or deadbait) scenarios.

Thanks once again to all for their very kind donations - remember, the only way to be in with a chance of winning any of our great prizes is by attending The Gathering this Saturday, where tickets will be on sale.

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #8

More great additions to the Raffle hoard to kick the week off;  Today we have a selection of items for the bank anglers who like to spend their days by the water with a few home comforts.  Many thanks to long term PAAS supporter, The Tackle Shop, Gainsborough, for their generosity in helping us put these items together.

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #7

Happy Friday to all!  A couple more prizes have been added to the mega raffle stash today.  First up one for the Bait Guys among us - regular Esox Scotland advertiser Online Bait's UK have kindly donated a £25.00 voucher.  Perfect for topping the freezer up with some excellent fresh baits.

Next up we have a Vision Aqua Big Daddy Fly Box, a really high quality waterproof box perfect for your flies, lures or terminal tackle, donated by Dougie Loughridge.

Once again, many thanks to Online Baits and Dougie for your continued support!

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #6

Today we are adding some fishing to the prize list.  First up we have a boat for a day's Pike fishing on Esthwaite Water, in the Lake District.  The winner and a friend will have the opportunity to go afloat on one of the UK's most famous Pike Waters, at a date to be agreed with the fishery.  Esthwaite produces lots of big Pike every winter and is sure to be a popular choice.

Next up, we have one day's boat hire and fishing permits for 2 from Loch Awe Boats, Ardbrecknish.  Loch Awe needs no introduction to Pikers in Scotland and has been producing many large, hard fighting Pike for visiting anglers for years.

Many thanks to both Esthwaite Water Fishery and Loch Awe Boats for their kind donations.

 

Esox Scotland Issue 70 – Material Deadline

The deadline for submitting material for the next issue of Esox Scotland (Issue 70) will be Monday 18th June 2018.  This will be our summer issue and as with previous years, will have a lure/fly theme.

Please send any articles, mugshots, tackle reviews and branch reports to editor@esoxscotland.co.uk

Regards

Ciaran

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #5

More lures to add to the prize fund for the AGM mega raffle, this time we have a pair of Wide Boy's kindly donated from our friend in the US and master lure maker, Jeff Boggs Custom Lures.  These great soft plastics are very hard to get hold of outside of the United States so are sure to be a popular choice for those lucky enough to have their number pulled!  Many thanks Jeff!

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #4

After a few days break and a chance to draw breath, we are back in style with the next lot of excellent prizes for the forthcoming AGM.  Today we have some great lures and tackle boxes from the Prorex range, kindly donated by Daiwa.

The guys at Daiwa have also donated a lure rod, which will the be the feature prize for our ever-popular "Guess the Weight" competition.  For further details, please check out www.daiwa-prorex.com

 

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #3

Today, we have a couple of lures to add to the ever-growing list of prizes for the Mega Raffle.  First up we have a T-Bone glider kindly donated by British Lure Builder Dave Greenwood.  From Dave's Website: "The T-Bone is a medium sinking glide bait, roughly sinking at 3 seconds per foot, 15cm long and weights 70grams"

Next we have a River Run Manta glider kindly donated by Chico's Lures.  Manta's need no introduction having been around for many years now and are established Pike catchers.  This one is a regular sinker in Black Perch Pattern.

Many thanks to Dave and Chico for their continued support of the club!!

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #2

Next up we have 3 (yes 3!) Scandinavian Pike Selection boxes kindly donated by Westin.  Each kit comes with 3 great lures and all the bits pieces needed to rig loose shads, an increasingly popular method of Lure fishing for Pike.

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #1

Over the next few weeks we will be posting updates on a regular basis confirming some of the excellent prizes we've received for this years AGM Mega Raffle.

First up, many thanks to Fox Rage / Salmo for donating these excellent lures - much appreciated guys!