Charity fly-fishing event helps hospice

Over �1,500 raised at a fancy dress fly fishing competition at Chatton Trout Fishery in Northumberland to raise funds for the North Northumberland HospiceCare Trust.
Over �1,500 raised at a fancy dress fly fishing competition at Chatton Trout Fishery in Northumberland to raise funds for the North Northumberland HospiceCare Trust.
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A charity fly-fishing fund-raising event has reeled in more than £1,500 for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

Forty anglers took part in the four-hour contest, held at Chatton Trout Fishery on Sunday.

A total of 38 fish were caught, with the heaviest bag at 9.32lb going to Trevor Wadds. Andy Richmond claimed second heaviest bag (8.7lb) while Harry Foreman caught the heaviest fish (5.22lb).

The prize for best fancy-dress costume went to Lyn Gatiss who dressed up as Audrey Hepburn.

Following the fishing, a barbecue, auction and raffle was held.

A separate raffle was held for a box of flies tied by angler Andy Richmond from Scotland. This money will be split between the Hospice and Fishing For Heroes.

Angler Lucy Bowden organised the event and she said she was thrilled at how things had gone and thanked everyone who supported the event.