£1,200-plus char­ity cheer

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RIVER match­men once again backed fundrais­ers for de­serv­ing causes, with a com­bined £1,200 and count­ing, from two long-es­tab­lished events on Bed­ford­shire’s Great Ouse and the Up­per Trent at Bur­ton, in Stafford­shire.

More than £700 will en­ter the cof­fers of the lo­cal hos­pi­tal’s char­i­ta­ble trust fol­low­ing the Bed­ford Hos­pi­tals Cup, on the

Ouse be­tween Kemp­ston and Oak­ley, spon­sored by Blun­ham Angling Club with support from Vaux­hall AC and Bed­ford AC.

Or­gan­is­ers worked hard to pro­vide 72 fish­able pegs on a low, clear and weedy river, where 12 dou­ble­fig­ure weights led by Paul Reynolds (Blun­ham) with 20 lb 12 oz of roach from the Kemp­ston sec­tion – along­side the funds raised – were just re­wards for their ef­forts.

Mean­while, de­spite a re­duced at­ten­dance of 43, due to a RiverFest clash, or­gan­is­ers of the Dren­nan Coors Masters/Macmil­lan Nurses char­ity Open on the Trent around Bur­ton raised £525 for the cause.

Nigel Bull (Ferry Bridge) led an im­pres­sive string of dou­ble-fig­ure weights with 24 lb 12 oz, com­pris­ing four chub to leg­ered meat and back-up ‘bits’ caught on pole, from peg 25 on the Bail­lies stretch.

Nigel Bull dis­plays his Dren­nan Coors Macmil­lan win­ning catch.

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