DOW Corning Sea Angling Club held a charity open sea fishing match on Cold Knap and Porthkerry to raise money for Ashgrove school in Penarth who teach and support children diagnosed with autism.

The match attracted 140 anglers from South Wales and England. The fishing was poor with only 32 anglers weighing fish.

The winner was Andrew Hutchins with a total weight of 1,92kgs. Second was Lee Byrne with 1.3kgs and third Wayne Saunders with 1.1 kgs. Andrew and Lee sportingly put £ 70 of their pool money back into the charity.

A presentation and raffle was held at the Ship Hotel whom kindly give us the room free of charge. £2,700 was raised and Dow Corning added £750.

A big thank you to all those who helped with the running of the event, donated prizes, fished and bought raffle tickets.

Here are the people who donated prizes. LME UK (£300), Dave Bobbett of Anchorman Charters(£200), Seaview Lads (£100) Rims Motors(£50), Cape DBI(Kindle Fire), SHS Scaffolding (portable DVD), Forklift Training Services, The Cherry Orchard, Tynewydd Inn, Full Throttle Motorcycles, Zulu Engineering , Master Fryer, Londis- Skomer rd., Harry Asprou, Barry Angling, Holton Road Angling, Ewenny Angling, Bob’s Tackle, Andrew-Leeda uk. Reel Bearings Ltd Joe Arch Gerald John Steve Rees, Tony Gwyther, Colin Sjodin, Bob Radman, Lead heads, Jim Morgan. Steve Lawrence (Welsh shirt), Phil and Jim for doing the bookings. Sian and Tess for buffet and Debbie ,Julie and Nadine for the raffle tickets.

Same event next year will be on Sunday, December 28

John LIttle