Help the hospice by joining boat fishing contest

Anglers are being urged to enter a memorial boat fishing contest which is raising money for St Oswald’s Hospice.

The annual Bob White Memorial Competition takes place on Saturday, July 13.

Now in its eighth year, it was set up in honour of Mr White, who was owner of Amble Angling Centre and died at St Oswald’s Hospice in 2005.

The event takes place between 8am and 4pm and registration opens at the centre from 7am.

Entry costs £10 per person and all abilities are welcome.

A presentation for the winner will take place in the Schooner Inn, Amble, from 5.30pm.

Lyn Cain, fund-raiser at St Oswald’s, said: “We need to raise £6.5million each year to continue to provide our services to North-East families so the support of Amble Angling Centre year in, year out is invaluable.

“Good luck to all the entrants and thank you for your support.”

St Oswald’s Hospice provides specialist care for North East adults, young people and children with life-limiting conditions. No charge is made for the services provided ensuring hospice care is available to all.

Amble Sea Angling Club

Results for the club match on Sunday: Norma Urwin, five flounder, 3lb 7¾oz; Paul Buddles, three flounder, 2lb 13¾oz; Fluff Anderson, one flounder, 11oz; Ken Middlemist, one flounder, 8¾oz.

Heaviest flatfish: Norma Urwin, 1lb 3oz.

The next match is on Sunday, fishing club boundaries from 1pm to 5pm and weigh-in at the clubhouse from 5-5.30pm.

The July meeting is tonight at the Radcliffe Club, starting at 7.30pm.

New members are always welcome.