The Pike Fly Fishing Association
The PFFA exists to promote the care and conservation of Pike through the responsible management of fisheries, and to encourage good angling practice in relation to the sport of fly-fishing for Pike.
The practice of fly fishing for Pike is recorded in print ( Rural Sports ) as far back as 1801, where the author refers to the capture of a pike weighing 72lb from Loch Ken using a fly tied with Peacock feathers. As a matter of interest the largest Pike caught on a fly in modern times is one by Paul Harvey weighing in at 42lb 10oz back in 1998. The method of using fly tackle to catch Pike has had and still has its critics, I believe that over the past few years it has been proven that providing the angler uses the correct tackle and follows the pffa guide to pike fly fishing there should be no problem. Many of the club members are very experienced pike fly fisherman and are always willing to give advice on casting, fly tying, and handling etc.
The club endeavours to produce a magazine at least once a year but this is largely dependent on the amount of material recieved. Printing costs these days are very expensive so the club magazine PIKE ON THE FLY has been produced on compact disc. The club stand can be found at many angling shows and game fairs through out the year promoting the sport of fly fishing for pike ( see events page ) why not come along and have chat. You can find the club in the fishing village section at the game fairs.
PFFA SHOW STAND
The PFFA is also a group member of the The Angling Trust. The Angling Trust works tirelessly to unite and represent most specialist angling groups at both national and local levels to maximise our political voice and defend all the angling rights and interests of member groups and individual members.
It is always good to meet other fellow member and put faces to names so where possible we endeavour to organise three or four club outings in various parts of the country throughout the year ending with the Fenland Flyer (see events page). This is our annual charity fund raising event in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust, which is always held on the River Delph at Welney, Norfolk/ Cambs. After the fishing participants of the event proceed to the local village hall for prize giving and refreshments. This is a fun day with no pressure. So far this event has raised £2,000 over the last few years. We are also very grateful to our sponsors for the donation of prizes for this event, our sponsors include: Orvis, Fox, Shakespeare, Masterline, Sportfish, Flytek, Ged's Fenland Tackle, to name but a few.
In regards to club regalia we have: fishing caps bearing club logo and cloth sew on badges with club logo.
Coming soon: car window stickers with logo, mousemats and mug coasters.
Fly-fishing for Pike can be hard going but when you catch this truly wild predator on a fly rod you'll wish you tried it sooner!
Club membership is only £10 per year, see membership page