Prepping for the PFFA Members Outing

On the 20th and 21st March 2010 the PFFA has a members outting to Chew Vally Lake for 2 days of Pike fishing from boats. This is my 2nd time in a boat and the first potentially with a boat partner.

The hotel I have booked is which is close to the lake. I get there Friday night and get some rest before the days of fun. It will be good to meet some of the PFFA members and put faces to names.I think I am pretty ready.

The mission on this weekend is to learn as much as possible and also obviously catch a Pike. I have the cigars at the  ready to celebrate.

Gear list:

  1. 2 rods
  2. 2 reels with 4 spools
  3. Sinking Line (6″-7″ ips)
  4. Floating Line
  5. Intermediate Line (1.5″-2″ ips)
  6. Currently around 40 flies
  7. Disgorgers (6″ and 10″)
  8. 80lb shockleader (for tracer)
  9. Proleader 26lb (for tracer)
  10. Extra loops for the end of the fly line in case of breaks
  11. Pliers
  12. Scissors
  13. Priest Not needed
  14. Fishing License
  15. Polarised Glasses
  16. Landing Net
  17. Unhooking mat
  18. 25lb mono (for leaders)

Here is the map of the lake:

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

3 Responses to “Prepping for the PFFA Members Outing”

  1. >chris you most definatly wont be needing the priest mate

  2. >Oh yeah, force of habit for trouting. I shall leave that at home – DOH

  3. >You might need a bit of help from The Almighty (Dave Lindsay) so I'd take the local Priest with you. LOLErnie

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