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Anglers remember 'Big Pete'


AFTER THE fantastic run of good weather, 26 anglers turned out to fish the Pete Barker Memorial to raise funds for charity.

However, the weather decided to be anything but charitable, with gale force winds and driving rain; this was not what the anglers wanted!

The weather dictated the length all could fish and with umbrellas turning inside out and fishing gear flying off some anglers’ boxes, the challenge was certainly on.

The draw took place at 9am and competitors would fish from 10am until 3pm in the afternoon and the draw was the key, as anglers on the south banks would have the weather behind them and those on the north banks would have it driving in their faces.

After a gruelling five hours, and that is not an understatement, the wet and bedraggled anglers weighed-in.

Keith Lamming of East Coast Tackle said a few words in remembrance of ‘Big Pete’ and thanks all those that had donated and turned up to fish.

The winner was Chris Fisher with 99lb out of peg 23, one of the favoured pegs – just across the point, John Harrison in peg 34 had 44.06lb. On the north bank, peg 8 Callum Whitely was third with 42.11 and on peg 5, Dean Nicholas tied on 38.12 for third place with Carl Jewitt.

The fours match was won by Dave Salmon, Eddy Reynolds, Pete Wardill (all south bank) and Rod Teale (north bank). Chris Fisher and John Harrison shared a prize for the most lumps and John Harrison also had the biggest fish at 9.01lb. Section winners were Keith Lamming, Keith Holden, Gary Fairfield and Wes Lindsay.

A separate to enter pairs match was won by Chris Fisher and Keith Holden and the runners-up were Rita Teale and John Harrison.

After the prize giving all anglers were treated to homemade steak pie mushy peas and gravy, provided by Sandra.

All anglers had donated at least one prize and a raffle was held and the funds raised plus donations resulted in over £200 for the charity which on this occasion was Prostate Cancer.

Thanks went to Ron and Mike for preparing the pond – Sandra for the food and raffle – Kirsty and Sammy for helping with the raffle and Keith for roping so many in to fish in such dreadful conditions.

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