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The Jake Watson charity event
The Jake Watson charity
event was a great success at
Lac De Premier in France.
They not only raised £8500
for the Jake Watson Foundation; but also caught over 95
fish to 77lb, which was the
lake record. Lee Edwards
won the overall weight with
a 14-fish haul including four
60s. Colin Ogorman won
biggest fish with the lake
r e c o r d o f 7 7 l b, p i c t u r e d
above with all the lads and
the banner.
The organisers would like to thank
everybody who took part and
donated. Special thanks to Lac owner
and ex-Everton footballer Tony Hibbert for donating the lake, and also
LDP bailiff Nick Lee and his wife KeleAnne Lee for their five-star hospitality. Neil Chapman finished a very
happy third with three 50s and a 62.
Next stop is the Isle of Man to present
the cheque to Jake’s parents.. n
Call for hosepipe ban to protect fish
The Angling Trust was among a
group of river groups calling on the
Government and Water Companies to
introduce hosepipe bans and other
water restrictions to avert fish kills
and longer term environmental damage. It follows three dry years across
much of Britain, which has left river
levels and groundwater supplies in a
depleted state in the South East.. n
Angling for Good: New National
Angling Strategy will help promote
health benefits of fishing
A new National Angling Strategy (20192024) has been launched with the focus
on getting more people to take up fishing
and promoting the health and wellbeing
benefits that angling can bring. The fiveyear plan – Angling for Good – was
launched at Get Hooked on Fishing’s
Northala Fields venue in West London by
Environment Agency Chair Emma
Howard Boyd, along with members of the
angling community, including Angling
Trust’s Policy Officer Martin Salter (pictured), who spoke at the launch.. n


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