Big roach in charity win at Derwent
MATCH anglers have put their hands deep in their pockets and raised £715 for the Northern Air Ambulance thanks to an annual charity match on Derwent Reservoir near Consett, Co Durham.
Normally a trout fishery, coarse fishing is allowed at selected times.
The vast water holds big shoals of roach although the rain and cold weather did hamper sport for the 84-peg event. Nevertheless, 21-0-0 won for Stuart Grimney as he took fish to 1lb on bomb and maggot, the same approach seeing Tommy Marshall bag 19-0-0 of roach for second place.