Fisheries and the angling trade are uniting for an unprecedented fund raising effort to help humanitarian efforts following the recent Haiti earthquake. It is believed the 7.0 magnitude quake on 12 January killed as many 200,000 people with an estimated 1.5 million left homeless.

Touched by the disaster David de Vere owner of Bury Hill Fisheries has decided to act, enlisting support from Kevin Coe, owner of Llyn Y Gors fishery and The Fishing Warehouse.

A charity Predator Fishing Day, Mega Raffle and Auction will be held at Bury Hill Fisheries on Saturday, February 27th

Tickets to fish this special event are limited and will cost £40 per head with boat anglers paying £100 per boat (2 anglers sharing) and are available from Bury Hill Fisheries with approximately 9 high value tackle prizes totaling around £3,000 being given away, which have been donated at cost price by Fox International. Top prize for the biggest catch of the day will be a pair of Fox Matrix Z 12’ 3lb T/C rods complete with Stratos FS10,000 reels, a pair of Evolution Rod Jackets and Evolution X Rig and Bait carryall giving a total value of £759.99. is giving away ten memberships.

The Mega Raffle and auction prizes are being donated by a cross section of the angling trade and industry, including both bait and tackle manufacturers, tackle shops, angling holidays, celebrity anglers and UK fisheries. It is hoped to make this the largest raffle of its kind in angling history. Tight Lines hope to cover the event and Keith Arthur has kindly agreed to run the raffle and auction.

How YOU can help!

Raffle Tickets and details of the growing list of prizes are available on-line from early February through a website dedicated to the Haiti Angling Appeal Fundraiser at just £1 each.

Click on to buy tickets

We make no secret of the fact that we need all the help we can get in maximizing the publicity of this event and to this end ask you to please inform your readers or listeners of this appeal whilst also sending this email to all your contacts in order to get as many people and companies involved in this fund raising as possible. Anyone wanting to donate prizes for the raffle, please contact either David de Vere at or Kevin Coe on

Where the money will go?

Both David and Kevin feel that the monies raised would be more focused and worthwhile given to a small charity, which has a long standing presence in Haiti rather than supporting one of the bigger emergency relief charities. They have therefore chosen to support SOS Children a British charity (registered charity number 1069204) based in Cambridge and which has had a presence in Haiti since 1978. You can read more about SOS Children at:

Thanking you in anticipation.

David de Vere


Haiti’s Angling Fundraiser follows the same template as the successful Predator Day held at Bury Hill in 2004, that raised over £4,000 for victims of the Tsunami disaster.

Bury Hill Fisheries is a Premier Fisheries UK site located just outside Dorking, Surrey.

Llyn Y Gors is a Premier Fisheries UK site located at Llandegfan, Menai Bridge, Anglesey.

The Fishing Warehouse is one of the UK’s largest on-line tackle shops.