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The PAC, being a club that has members throughout Great Britain, realises that pike waters vary widely in their condition and the amount and type of angling pressure they receive during the summer months. A remote Scottish loch, deep, cold and fished by a few experienced pike anglers will present a completely different scenario to the busy environs of a shallow, weedy, water in the south of England being fished by numerous of 'casual' pike anglers. To be fair to all pike anglers in Great Britain PAC does not seek to recommend a national summer pike fishing close season. Each water should be looked at as a special case and a decision regarding closed times made according to the specific situation.
The fishing and handling guidelines which are outlined in the PAC Recommended Code of Conduct and in these pages should always be followed when pike fishing, but in the warmest months it is acknowledged that extra care needs to be taken. We suggest the following guidelines to anyone thinking of pike fishing in the summer: