News Report

An Invitation

To celebrate our first successful year as a new club Petworth and Bognor Angling Club Invite you to join us for an ‘Evening of Angling Chat’ Our Guest speakers are..

Jon Berry
and Martin Eyres with Jon Attar

Venue : Newtown Social Club, Bognor Regis

Date : 23rd May 2008 – Time : 19.15

Copyright Petworth and Bognor Angling Club West SussexJon Berry’s first fish 33 years ago was a trout and pretty much since then he has spent all of his spare and some of his not so spare time fishing. Barbel, chub and pike have been his main quarries, he did have a period when he rekindled his quest for trout but now concentrates on coarse fish. A keen amateur musician and occasional school teacher Jon has writen for publications such as Waterlog and Carp Catcher and is currently editor of Barbel Fisher magazine.
Jon has recently had his first book A Can of Worms published by Medlar Press. Please click HERE for more info on Jon and his book.

Copyright Petworth and Bognor Angling Club West SussexMartin Eyres is Vice Chairman of our club. He has been fishing for 35 years. An all round specialist angler. He spent many years fishing for big fish only, with special interest in predator fishing. Captor of pike to nearly 35lb, perch to 4lb +, English catfish to 40lb and overseas to 137lb. Also fishes for barbel, chub and big gravel pit tench. Dabbles in Trout fishing on the chalk streams Test, Itchen and Kennet. Particularly enjoys winter fishing, especially for Pike and Perch. Ambition – to catch a trout water 30lb pike and also maybe one day a 5lb perch.

Martin also holds the current Rother Barbel record with a fish of 15lb 3oz caught in February 2007.

Copyright Petworth and Bognor Angling Club West SussexJon Attar can often be found on the bank with Martin and has similar interests. Captor of Hampshire Avon pike to 30lb+, Perch to 4lb + and overseas catfish to 139lb, together with 30lb + carp. Jon also enjoys springtime crucian carp fishing (many 3lb+ fish) and big bream fishing.
A member of the PAC and Scottish Pike Alliance Jon has caught big pike the length and breadth of the country from Scotland to the west country. Jon is also an avid tackle collector, especially original ABU Rods, Reels & Lures.