Anglers net thousands for charity

Event organiser, Lucy Bowden, winner of second heaviest bag Andy Richmond, winner of heaviest bag, Trevor Wadds, winner of heaviest fish Charles Cerventas and Paul West, Fishing For Heroes National Coordinator.
Event organiser, Lucy Bowden, winner of second heaviest bag Andy Richmond, winner of heaviest bag, Trevor Wadds, winner of heaviest fish Charles Cerventas and Paul West, Fishing For Heroes National Coordinator.

A charity fly-fishing event has raised more than £3,000 for Fishing for Heroes.

The contest, organised by Lucy Bowden, from Alnwick, was held on Saturday at Chatton Trout Fishery.

Forty anglers came from near and far for the event, which was supported by Barbour and Hardy & Greys and featured a hog roast, as well as an auction and a raffle.

Trevor Wadds had the heaviest bag at 22lb, while Andy Richmond was second with 14.5lb.