Rhyl RNLI volunteers catch a cheque from fishing competition.
The North Wales and Wirral fishing group held a fishing competition on beaches to the West of Rhyl and up to Towyn. Prizes were awarded in various categories, and the proceeds from the entry fees were donated to Rhyl RNLI on Tuesday 25th June.
Luw says '
Well the weather was ideal today everyone’s got a bit of sun and a great turn out with around 23 anglers entering the comp !!!
Fair few anglers caught today with a few species making a show from weavers to mackerel.
1st place was Norman Bouch with a 38 C.M. flounder.
2nd place was Gwion Roberts with a 36 C.M. bass.
3rd place was John Harrison with a 34 C.M. bass.
Some very happy raffle winners with some cracking prizes!
I can’t thank everyone who fished the comp and donated raffle prizes enough, it’s going to a great cause which is Rhyl Lifeboat, who are always there whenever there needed they do a great job !!!
Thanks to Rigs 'n Rods Pensarn Bait & Tackle: Springview Fisheries: New Vass Waders & Rainwear: The Fish Locker: Sakuma Fishing: Cox & Rawle: Harry's Tackle & Bait: Richard Quinlan: Norman Bouch; Beryl Worthing of Nautical frames; Danny Truelove at Moonglow attractors: Sea Angler: and anyone I’ve forgotten for donating some cracking raffle prizes if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be able to raise as much money
They're all cracking businesses and people thanks again !!!
WE HAVE MANAGED TO RAISE A TOTAL OF £271 FOR THE LIFEBOAT WHICH I'M SURE WILL GO TO SOME GOOD USE !!!'
The crew picture courtesy Callum Robinson RNLI, and the fish pictures courtesy of the competition organisers.
Andy Wilde, Duty RNLI volunteer coxswain says ' The crew at Rhyl are very grateful to the organisers of the competition, and we hope everyone had a good day's fishing'
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.