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17th Jan, 2022

Netting funds for charity

Liam Moakes 22nd Aug, 2019

THE THIRD annual charity fishing event at Lower Park Fishery in Beoley was a huge success as more than £1,400 was raised for charity.

Saturday’s event, organised by John Maycroft of the Corn Stores fishing tackle and pets shop in Crabbs Cross, was another big hit in aid of the local branch of Macmillan Cancer Support and this takes the total donated to this great cause to almost £4,000 over the three years it has run.

This is thanks to the combined generosity of the excellent turnout of 56 anglers who took part in the fishing match as well as everyone who had a go in the raffle run by John with the help of his group of volunteers.

A spokesman said: “Massive thanks also to fishery owners Jain and Steve for once again allowing their pools to be used free of charge, all the raffle prize donors and the lady who baked all the wonderful cakes that were sold to boost the fund.

“On the fishing side, the pools did not disappoint and good catches were made on all of them.”

Top weight of the day came from well known local matchman Pete Rice (Broadacres) who took an excellent mixed bag of mainly F1 carp of 128lb 7oz for a clear win.

Rice was on the fancied Pebble pool and caught his fish on short pole tactics with caster hook bait.

Runner-up Ollie Corbett (Wythall BL) was on the same pool and used similar tactics but with meat on the hook for his 82lb 15oz catch.

Over on Spring pool, just one fish behind with 81lb 4oz was Dave Taylor (Corn Stores), ahead of Chris Newton (Smithy’s) with 75lb 12oz on Abbey pool and John Bushell (Arrow Valley) in fifth spot with 72lb 6oz from Lowland.

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