A charity fishing match organised by Parker Building Supplies of Hastings raised over £1000 for St Michaels Hospice and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The invitation match was fished at Clive Vale reservoir curtesy of Clive Vale Angling Club on Saturday 27th July in hot sunny conditions punctuated by a very heavy down pour in the afternoon. The hot weather did not seem to effect the fish too much as fish were being caught regularly especially small carp off the surface.
The match was won by A Hill with a carp of 7lb 14oz; with Mark Heap a very close second with one of 7lb 12oz and John Huggins third with one of 7lb 4oz. Best Specimen was a nice crucian carp of 1lb 14oz for Mark Freeman. The organisers would like to thank the generous main sponsor Fakro Windows, Nick Marshall and Clive Vale AC for the venue and Hastings Angling Centre for donating bait. Hopefully a second larger match will be staged next year.
Pictures of the event can be seen on the right of the page