Lions’ competition nets charity cash

Prize winners from Morpeth Lions Club Annual Fishing Competition at Fontburn.

Prize winners from Morpeth Lions Club Annual Fishing Competition at Fontburn.

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Morpeth Lions Club

Morpeth Lions Club’s Annual Fishing Competition took place at Fontburn Reservoir on May 9.

It meant a 6am start for some Lions, who arrived early to take entries.

The poor weather affected numbers, but 59 adults and four juniors took part in the competition, while others fished for pleasure and bought raffle tickets.

In total 112 fish were caught. Angler Alan Smith caught the heaviest overall catch at 15lbs 2oz. The runner-up was Les Little with 14lb 5oz. The heaviest fish, at 3lb 10oz, was caught by Tony Reynolds. In the junior section, Lewis Eke caught the heaviest bag at 6lbs 1oz, and the runner-up was D Pearson. L Wallace caught the heaviest fish.

Organiser Graham Tait said that despite inclement weather, the event had been a great success raising money for charities. He thanked the participants and sponsors Northumbria Water, Frasers Angling and Outdoors and the Barbour Foundation.

Assistance was provided by the Wansbeck Angling Association.