Saturday 18th September 2010

Held at:  The Glebe Fishery

Part of Mallory Park Fisheries

The ‘Catch a Fish for Charity’ again proved to be very popular at the Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning day at the Glebe Fishery at Peckleton, Leicestershire.

The gates were opened at 11.00am and many visitors toured the fishery to watch anglers of all ages in action and see the fantastic wildlife that included an obliging kingfisher occupying a regular perch.

The tea, coffee and home-made cakes stand was busy but the main action was down on the famous Glebe Pool 2, known as Pretty Fish Pool, where several youngsters had a go at fishing, some for the very first time.

Fishery owner Roy Marlow could have been in for a serious donation to the charity having guaranteed to give £50 if any youngster failed to catch a decent fish in his or her 15-minute session. But it was the youngsters’ parents who had to dip deep into their wallets, as everyone was catching fish right from the off during their fishing session, and the £2 donations to Macmillan Cancer Support for each fish caught soon began to mount up.

The Beeby family from Countesthorpe in Leicestershire have two outstanding anglers of the future, with Joel and Jamie landing several carp up to 5lbs during a short spell, both fishing with a pole and the superb Marukyu baits supplied free on the day.

Neither Joel nor Jamie had ever caught a freshwater fish before and it looks now like fishing equipment and Marukyu baits will be on the Christmas list!

With Team Marukyu hotshot Richard Bedder also on hand to demonstrate fish-catching methods, it was a case of decent carp all the way for the participating youngsters and not a tiddler in sight!

Organisers Sue and Roy Marlow would like to thank everyone who donated to this most important charity, and with donations still flooding in, a final total figure is looking most generous indeed.

Richard Bedder with Jamie & Joel Beeby.