South Cerney Disabled Angling Festival
South Cerney Angling Club has staged its annual event for disabled anglers in the Cotswold Water Park.
The Angling Trust report that:
The club had eighty participants taking part this year including three children who fished under the guidance of Angling Trust Angling Coaches. Also a large army of volunteers worked tirelessly to help the day run smoothly and everyone was able to enjoy a hog roast at the clubhouse prior to prize giving and raffle which was carried out by special guest, Martin Salter from the Angling Trust.
The lakes fished fairly well and top weight was Neil Buckley with mainly carp from Stait Lake in an 83lb 14oz total followed by Anthony Kent with 32lb 12oz of bream from Ham Pool.
Organiser Craig Hunt said:
"Despite the recent weather, it was great that so many were able to attend, and with the help of South Cerney Angling Club, Martin Salter, the coaches that guided the children and the large army of helpers, the day was enjoyed by all. These people deserve great credit for their hard work throughout the day.
I'd also like to say a big thank you to all those that helped support the day who include, Howdens Joinery, Hinders of Swindon, D&J Sports, Dynamite Baits, Richworth, Masterline, and many others that are listed on our website, Your support has given eighty disabled anglers a great day out"
Martin Salter, Angling Trust National Campaigns Coordinator added:
"The South Cerney Disabled Angling Festival is one of those long running events that shows our sport at its very best. It is a real privilege to meet so many committed anglers who have overcome adversity to participate to such a high standard. The Angling Trust is proud to support such a great initiative and we hope that it will go from strength to strength."
1st - Neil Buckley 83Ib 14oz
2nd - Anthony Kent 32lb 12oz
3rd - Rod Hurl – 30lb 12oz
Ham Pool - Lake Winners
1st Anthony Kent 32lb 12oz
2nd Brian Rawthorne 26lb 4oz
3rd A Glass 13lb 8oz
Gillman's Lake - Lake Winners
1st - Paul Brammer 28lb 2oz
2nd - Martin Kershaw 27lb 14oz
3rd - Albert Roughly 12lb 12oz
Stait Lake - Lake Winners
1st - Neil Buckley 83lb 14oz
2nd - Rod Hurll – 30lb 12oz
3rd - Wayne Burton 26lb 4oz
Top Lady - Jacqueline Searl 7lb 4oz
Top Junior - Ryan Collins 17lb 0oz
Top Wheelchair - Wayne Burton
Top Specimen Fish - Gary Brooks 14oz Rudd
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