45 competitors took to the water for charity fishing competition
A fishing competition which raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) was held in Mount’s Bay for the first time.
The Jeffrey Allen Memorial charity fishing competition saw 45 competitors cast off at St Michael’s Mount Harbour in a bid to bring in the biggest catch.
Organised by Mr Allen’s two sons Vivian and Les, the event raised £500 for MNDA, a charity close to their heart following the death of their father from the disease.
The western coast was the preferred location, with the majority of boats making their way as far as Porthcurno.
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Michael Greig, who took part, said: “It was with great relief to welcome the independent adjudicator Chris Bird from Newtown Angling, Germoe, to oversee and compute the weighing of the fish caught on the day. The crowd did loom to see what secrets some of the darker horses of the competition would pull out of the bag.
“Many thanks go to Newtown Angling, Mermaid Angling and Coastal trips, West Cornwall Angling Centre, St Michael's Mount, Mount's Bay Sailing Club and all the bar staff and anyone who helped make this great and memorable day a success.”
The real prize winners on the day were the specimen fish, with first prize going to Michael Neaves with his Megrim weighing 1lb 8oz.
He took away prize money and is the first holder of the newly donated trophy.
Len Phillpott was second with a Scad and third place went to Dave Ladner with a Tub gurnard.
The evening was capped off with a fish barbeque and refreshments and a performance from Kernow Vibrations who played their set late into the night.