A Great Day’s Fishing For Morpeth Lions
On its 22nd anniversary, Morpeth Lions Club’s Fontburn Fishing Festival was blessed with dry but cool weather. Nevertheless some good catches were achieved by over 50 anglers of all ages who entered the competition. This year 116 fish were caught weighing a total of 198.5 pounds.
The heaviest bag in the competition was Les Liddle’s that weighed in at 17.7lb whilst the heaviest fish was caught by George Clark at 3lb 8 oz. Senior runner up was Jamie Dixon and the Junior winners were Shay Gofton, Keiran Bowden and Jake McCormack with Loxley McMutrie as runner up.
Lions Club organiser, Graham Tait said ‘We really have had a brilliant day and are grateful to Northumbrian Water Limited for allowing the use of their excellent facilities. I would also like to thank our generous sponsors J.Barbour & Sons and Frasers Angling & Outdoors of Gateshead, who supplied the prizes. Additionally we are thankful that Wansbeck Angling Association has again assisted by monitoring the competition and conducting the ‘weigh in’. The money raised from this event will assist Morpeth Lions Club to meet some of the many local requests for help that it receives.’