Com­mer­cial fish­eries can do a lot more to sup­port good causes

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

ANGLING is an in­cred­i­bly gen­er­ous sport and the amount of money it raises for char­ity is bril­liant.

Rarely a week goes by with­out a char­ity match be­ing staged to put a few quid to­gether for good causes, and when you add all those sums of cash to­gether it must amount to mil­lions.

Who­ever came up with the idea of giv­ing all the funds raised from day-ticket fees on the York­shire Ouse at Over­ton to the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion should be given a pat on the back.

It got me think­ing that maybe com­mer­cial fish­eries too could give a per­cent­age of their in­come to char­ity, or per­haps des­ig­nate cer­tain days each year when all the fees are handed over.

It would boost char­i­ta­ble funds and also work as a great mar­ket­ing tool for the venues in­volved. Carl Brewin, Stokesby

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