Fundraising by salmon fishing

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THE High Sheriff is raising money for the Youth Against Crime Awards, in association with the High Sheriff’s Fund, by offering the chance to win a day’s salmon fishing on the Tyne.

High Sheriff Harriet Benson is holding a raffle along with the riparian owners of the Tyne who are providing two rods for a day on some of the best beats on England’s top salmon river.

Each winning ticket that is drawn will be for two rods situated on one beat.

The dates will be confirmed by the landowners and details provided to the winners.

All rods are available for 2013 and the availability, fishing terms and conditions will be at the discretion of the landowner.

Mrs Benson said: “I believe that the fishing community of Northumberland should be valued and celebrated as it is my opinion that the Tyne holds some of the most beautiful and enjoyable fishing beats in England.”

The raffle draw will be held on October 19, and tickets will be sold at £10 each with the details regarding the beats on the events page at www.highsheriff northumberland2012.co.uk

Fishing will be available on Snabdough, Hesleyside, Chollerton, Newton, Riverdale, Haughton, The Green and The Birks, with more to be confirmed.