Monday, October 23, 2006

Get your tackle out for cancer, says charity

Anglers from all across the country will be taking part in the Marie Curie Predator Cup on the Great Ouse on Sunday, November 26.

This annual fundraising event, in its seventh year, is growing in popularity with last year seeing a record number of anglers taking part and raising much needed funds for local people with terminal cancer.

The one-day match is held on the Ouse between Ely and Littleport, a stretch of water famous for its Pike and Zander.

It is held in association with local PAC regions, who provide stewards and insist the match is fished to the PAC's code of conduct for such events.

There are trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as well as Best Pike and Best Zander. Last year’s winning trophy went to Ian Stimpson who caught a total weight of 31lbs 5oz, with overall best Pike weighing in at 19lb and the best Zander at 11lb.

Karen Chesney, Fundraising Manager for Marie Curie Cancer Care said: “This is a fantastic tournament and attracts anglers from all over the country. We have regular participants but also see new faces each year. Every angler always has a great day, with most getting a catch.

"We are extremely grateful to the Ely Sugar Beet Sports and Social Club who very kindly donate the water and their club house and the Pike Anglers of Great Britain who provide experienced marshalls."

Pegs cost £15.00 and all proceeds go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

If you would like to take part send a SAE enclosing a cheque/postal order made payable to Marie Curie Cancer Care to Karen Chesney, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Unit U, The Paddocks, 347 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 8DH. For further information call 01223 416405 or e-mail