Farnham Angling Society was the first club in the country to introduce Pike teach-ins back in 1990. 2010 marked the 20th anniversary, and through this period it has educated literally thousands of anglers. They have attracted the attention of Pike anglers from all over the country and even as far as Belgium.
The club noticed a decline in their premier Pike waters, fish were being found dead, showing signs of mishandling, there was also end tackle being found inside some Pike’s mouth, throat or stomach, causing these fish to die of starvation, so a decision was made to introduce compulsory education to protect our precious and vital Pike stocks.
Since the early days the Pike teach-ins have grown from strength to strength to a point where they are the envy of many a club throughout the country.
The teach-ins are free of charge and are run with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Every Pike angler will take a lot from them. We receive a huge amount of excellent feed back each year, from members of all experiences who have attended them.
Anyone wishing to fish for Pike on FAS waters must attend a Pike teach-in. This includes all guests and exchanged members. Anyone who is not a member may also attend a teach-in, all are welcome. Dates and times will be shown in your member’s handbook, newsletters, tackle shops and the FAS website calendar each year (click here).
Please remember that to qualify for a ‘Pike Fishing permit stamp’ in the Handbook, attendants must arrive before the stated time of each teach-in session (times indicated below) and bring the required equipment as per bye-law 4.s.ii a-g (to allow for a tackle check otherwise you will not be able to complete the teach-in).
You must be prepared to handle pike during the teach-in session.
The sessions will be held at Badshot Lea Big Pond car park (click here for dates).
For further information contact, Mike Slater 07967 736 815.