Clevedon and District Freshwater Angling Club were pleased to host the Lance Tucker Memorial Match on the River Kenn from the Outfall to Kenn Road. Lance was a well known and popular angling character across the West Country who tragically passed away at work just before last Christmas.
55 anglers who knew Lance took part in the competition, some had not fished for a few years but dusted off their fishing tackle in order to support the event.The river and banks were in great condition following a couple of months of weed raking, tree pruning and mowing.
With so many anglers on the bank it was always going to be a difficult and the bright sunny conditions would also affect the fishing. Clevedon Club Chairman Steve Bonwick drew peg 1 nearest the Outfall which was a fancied area, he also had the added pressure of England International Des Shipp fishing next to him on peg 2. Steve was soon into quality bream averaging 6 lb and raced ahead with confidence netting 11 of them for 66 lbs and a match win. Second place went to Dominic Sullivan on peg 3 with 43lb with Des weighing 42lb for 3rd.Fishing Tackle shops across the West provided prizes and Companies which Lance and his family had a link to donated quality gifts for the on line raffle.In total over £3000 was raised which will be donated to a heart charity.
The Tucker family, friends and Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club would like to thank the Bridge Inn at Yatton, the Blue Flame Public House and all those who made the event a huge success.