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Lifeboat nets anglers’ cash

Lifeboat volunteers present a certificate of thanks to Anglers United.

Lifeboat volunteers present a certificate of thanks to Anglers United.

An annual sea angling competition raised almost £200 for Newbiggin RNLI lifeboat station.

The competition was organised by the Lynemouth-based Anglers United fishing shop took place along the local coastline.

Around 20 sea anglers took part in the challenging five-hour event, with each aiming to win one of the prestige prizes of heaviest total catch and the heaviest fish.

At the weigh-in the heaviest total catch on the day went to Greg Humphreys, with Chris Guthrie and Tony Bond receiving the runner-up prizes.

Tony Bond went on to secure the prize for the heaviest fish.

During the weigh-in reception and after the competition, refreshments were hosted at Anglers United where a donation of £193 from entry fee proceeds was made to Pauline Cooksey from Dan Kislingbury of Anglers United.

On receiving the donation, Pauline said: “We are extremely grateful for the support of our volunteer rescue team.”

 

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