Fish-in at 'new record' venue raises cash for hospital

Fish-in at 'new record' venue raises cash for hospital

A group of carpers raised nearly £800 for a premature-baby ward.

Anglers associated with Premium Carp Fishing held a social weekend at the company’s Holme Fen venue and recently presented a cheque to the chosen charity.

Last week Holme Fen produced a potentially record-breaking 68lb 8oz carp.

The get-together took the form of a friendly match, which Phil Bowers won. The Suffolk angler, whose son Julian was born prematurely, presented £767 to West Suffolk Special Care Baby Unit.

 Matchwinner Phil Bowers (back right) and wife Heather present cheque to SCBU nurses

Matchwinner Phil Bowers (back right) and wife Heather present cheque to SCBU nurses

The money will be used to help buy iPads for mothers in intensive care to see their new-born babies via videolink.

Steve Evans from Premium Carp Fishing said: “It makes me so proud to be part of a team who really do make a difference, not just to fishing but to many others in our community.

“We hold three or four socials a year at Holme Fen Fishery, which means each time we do a different charity gets a helping hand from TeamPCF.

“Whilst the proceeds aren’t in the millions, the money we do filter out to charities is making a difference. The picture above proves this.”