ANGLERS at a Shropshire fishery are set to take part in a Midsummer Megamatch to help raise cash for charity.

The fishery at Patshull Park, in Pattingham, is hosting the match on Monday, June 21, as part of the national Sport Relief campaign.

Fisheries Manager, Rowland Dudley, said: “This is the first time that Patshull has taken part in such an event, and the idea is to get as many anglers as possible all fishing at the same time all over the UK.”

The Patshull trout fishing match will take place from 6pm to 9pm, with anglers paying £10 to enter, which all goes to Sport Relief.

They will also be encouraged to generate additional sponsorship to help boost the total even further.

“Anglers don’t usually need much persuading to go fishing, and when you combine that with the fact that they will be helping to raise cash which could change people’s lives, we believe the event will be a great success,” said Rowland.

Sport Relief is part of the Comic Relief campaign, and angling’s involvement in the project has been supported by the Angling Trades Association and the Environment Agency.

“We are hoping as many anglers as possible will support our event at Patshull, and come along to be part of what must surely be the biggest fishing match ever,” said Rowland.