Latest Mugshot Hoody Winner Announced

Congratulations to Mikey Wilson who has been chosen as the latest winner of a superb new PAAS hoody.  The Esox Scotland team reckoned the picture of Mikey's new PB was so good that it featured on the cover of issue 70.

Remember, we are always looking for submissions for the Mugshots section, so please do not hesitate to send them to - who knows, you could be our next winner!!


Esox Scotland Magazine – Material Deadline for Issue 71

The deadline for material for the next issue of Esox Scotland will be Monday 3rd September.  Please send any articles, reviews, mugshots or reports to me ( on or before this date.



Esox Scotland Issue 70 – Out Now!

The summer 2018 issue of Esox Scotland has now been posted to our members.  Inside this issue we have excellent articles from Eric Edwards, Stu Sutherland, Carl Harrison of Loz Harrop lures and a piece on Piking in Spain, not to mention our regular Predatorial from Neville Fickling and our usual combination of Branch & Event reports, Mugshots and Tackle Reviews.

Remember, if you would like to have Esox Scotland delivered directly to your door each quarter, then you must be a member. so do not hesitate to head over to the "Join Us" section and get onboard.

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Derek Smith, former PAAS Treasurer and Chairman lost his battle with cancer in the early hours of this morning.  Derek died peacefully with his family around him.  I am shocked and saddened by such sad news because Derek was one of the nice guys in Pike Angling and will be sadly missed.

The committee and members of PAAS would like to offer our sincere condolences to Derek's family and friends at this difficult time.

Steve Tapley


Scottish Government Consultation on Pike Conservation

Pike Angler Alliance for Scotland** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ **
The future of our sport relies upon the conservation of pike.
The SFCA have continued to engage with the Scottish Government, Marine Scotland and
other stakeholders resulting in the Scottish Government issuing a consultation
document regarding pike conservation.
Please visit the attached SFCA news bulletin, which has a link to the consultation
document and gives you the opportunity to have your say.


The Gathering 2018 A Big Success!

Many thanks to all who attended The Gathering on Saturday.  Without doubt it was a huge success with the overflowing table of raffle prizes, the excellent trade stalls, Dr Paul Garner's inspirational talk and to top it all off, a very large profit made on the day.  I hope everyone enjoyed their day as much as we did - a full report on the day's events will appear in the next issue of Esox Scotland.

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #13

Well, the big day is almost upon us so this will be the last prize update.  We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow and are in no doubt that there will be some very happy Pikers walking away with some great new stash from the raffle.

So, today we have a pair of Snowbee Polarised sunglasses and a set of wire cutters kindly donated by long term PAAS supporter and Rod Builder extraordinaire, Dave Lumb.


Next we have 3 cracking top water lures made by Boabs Watson.

Finally, we a number of items from another of our long term supporters, Angling Active, topped off by an excellent JRC rucksack.

The items listed here are not an exhaustive list as there will be some more items added to the prize fund on the day.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped us with prizes for this year's raffle, your support is greatly appreciated as always!

AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #12

Well, The Gathering is nearly upon us but the raffle prizes are still rolling in.  Today we have a mixture of free boat hire and some more lures to add to the pile.....

First up we have a boat for 2 donated by the guys at the Black Loch Fishery, Limerigg.

Next, we have a boat for 2 donated by Jimmy at Loch Fad Fisheries, Bute.

And finally, we have a boat for 2 donated by Loch Leven Fisheries.

As well as these great fishing opportunities, we also have a couple more lures namely a Glider donated by Peter Temple and a jointed subsurface Jack Crank donated by Mark Houghton - many thanks guys!









AGM Mega Raffle Prize Alert #11

Well, just days to go to The Gathering and still the raffle prizes keep rolling in........Today we have a varied selection of items that will suit all Pikers, regardless of their favoured method of catching ol' Esox. 

First up we have a great selection of terminal tackle for the bait anglers, part of the new range from Gadda Baits.  Titanium traces, up-traces, rig bits and forceps have been kindly donated by Gadda Baits who will be in attendance on the day with a Trade Stall - be sure to check that out!

Next up, we have something for the Pike Fly Fishermen - a selection of cracking Fulling Mill Pike Flies kindly donated by ace fly fisherman, Paul Clydesdale. 

We also have a selection of items kindly donated by Fox & Pike Pro/Baitbox representative, Craig Renwick.  Items include hats, lures, floats and Braid.

Finally for today's update, we have a pair of cracking Jerkbaits donated by DodoBaits Custom lures.

Many thanks to Gary, Paul, Craig & Dedesa for their kind donations.

Golden Ticket Event Draw Details

We will be holding our popular "Golden Ticket" draw on Saturday at The Gathering.  Traditionally, the winner of the Golden Ticket gets a free boat on the PAAS event of his or her choice but this year there is a twist - the winner will not only get the free boat for 2 but will also be the first boat out on the day, with a 5 minute head start on the rest of the anglers fishing.

So, an added incentive this year - tickets will be priced at £5 each and to ensure all members have the chance to take part in the draw, we will be pre-selling tickets via PayPal, for those who cannot attend on the day.  Please send to clearly referencing "Golden Ticket Draw," no later than midnight Friday 25th May.  Payment received after this cut off will not be considered for the draw.