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CARP CHAT
meet the families who use the services and hear the real life stories of
how they have been supported in
times of need. This is such a social
event with lots of laughter and tears.”
The event itself also has a winner
for the biggest carp, and last year’s
winner was Daniel Brown who
caught a stunning 18lb 4oz mirror in
the margins. Daniel explained: “I
drew peg 29, which has an island
close to you but also has many underhanging trees, which had plenty of
movement throughout the challenge.
After the first eight hours, I decided to
feed the margins with a handful of
boilies and hemp. I approached the
bank and dropped my bait under the
tree, and ten minutes later, it went off
like a rocket.
Organiser Steve Albon explained:
“Were celebrating our third successful year, and 2018 looks set to be the
biggest and best. The annual event is
in aid of Keech Hospice Care, a local
charity that provides specialist palliative care for children with life limiting
conditions and terminal Illnessses.
Their support reaches out across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton
Keynes.
The challenge set is for the public
to raise more pounds than we can
catch pounds of carp. This is done
over a three-month period prior to the
event. Last year they really put the
pressure on and raised an incredible
£3,094.18. Most of the anglers have
young families themselves who
attend the event to support them.”
We cannot thank so many generous
fishing companies enough for their
support and belief in our event to
raise vital support for Keech Hospice
Care. Special thanks to Big Carp,
Korda, Nash, Browns Angling, Pallatrax and Enterprise Tackle for their
ongoing support. If you would like to
support/sponsor this event, please
contact: salbon@keech.org.uk
If you would like to support this
event and donate, visit www.justgiving.com/keechcarpathon2018. n
Angling Trust Welcomes Expert
Angling Consultants On Board
The Angling Trust has warmly welcomed on board an elite panel of
experts from a variety of angling disciplines as honorary consultants.
These consultants will help to promote the work of the Angling Trust
and Fish Legal but will also give the
Trust advice and support and the
benefit of their specialist knowledge
and expertise.
Among the new consultants are
anglers at the very top of their respective disciplines, including: carp angler
and TV personality, Rob Hughes;
Drennan Cup holder Dai Gribble; pike
angling legend Neville Fickling and
specialist sea angler, Steven Neely.
Also on board is Angling Times
columnist and former Tight Lines presenter, Keith Arthur, who has already
contributed to a number of the Trust’s
most important campaigns.
In addition to some of the very best
anglers, the Angling Trust is privileged to have two of the angling
trade’s biggest names on board:
Robin Morley, Deputy Managing
Director of Daiwa UK, and Paul
Devlin, owner of online fishing tackle
giant, Fishing Megastore and Glasgow Angling Centre.
Carp angling legend Rob Hughes
said: “I look forward to working with
the Angling Trust as a consultant to
bring more attention and clarity to the
issues faced by carp anglers and also
to help the Trust promote the good
work that they do.”
Sea angling writer and specialist
saltwater lure angler, Steve Neely,
said: “As a passionate lure angler and
keen conservationist, it’s a real pleasure to be on board and working
alongside the Angling Trust. I think it
is extremely important that we all
work together to educate and influence the generations to come and
ensure we protect the species around
our stunning coasts for the future! It
is a real privilege to be an ambassador
and consultant and I look forward to
From top: Bev Clifford, Steven Neely,
Neville Fickling, Charles RangeleyWilson, Dave Harrell.
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