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Hartlepool RNLI nets donation after national Police fishing competition.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers received a donation of £1,000 after a national Police sea angling competition was held off the Hartlepool coast in September.

The competition was the 46th National Police Sport UK National Boat Fishing Championship and was held between Hartlepool and Seaham and 5 miles out to sea with140 anglers, representing 21 out of the 43 UK police forces taking part on 12 local boats. The boats left Hartlepool Marina and Kafiga Landings for the 6 hour competition.


Points were awarded for different species and the number of fish caught. 18 different species of fish were caught during the catch and release competition over the 6 hours.


Kev Woodcock, Secretary of Durham Police Sea Angling Club presented Hartlepool RNLI Mechanic, Gary Waugh with a cheque for £1,000 said ‘The money was raised by raffling prizes donated by sponsors and it was unanimously decided to donate the money to the RNLI at Hartlepool. The competition was a great success and was enjoyed by all the anglers who travelled from all over the UK.


Mike Craddy, Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager, said ‘Our thanks go to Kev and his fellow Police anglers for their kind donation. The RNLI relies totally on voluntary contributions such as this to help save lives at sea.’





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1              Kev Woodcock presents a cheque for £1000 to Hartlepool RNLI Mechanic Gary Waugh


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