Barston Lakes is hosting a charity match in September with the proceeds going to cancer research and the Birmingham based Acorn’s Trust, which is a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England. Run by Gary Kirkham, the 16th September event will see 80 anglers fishing head to head at the Solihull water with £7.50 per angler going to charity. More details from Gary on 07545 569811. There’s also a three day festival at Barston on June 19th, 20th and 21st being organised by Swann Baits with £1000 going to the winner. It’s £130 to enter – contact Craig Casemore at Swann’s on 07814 729968.