Celebrity charity match launches new scheme

Some of the biggest stars from the world of angling, sport and TV joined together to launch an initiative that is set to raise thousands of pounds for a highly respected charity.

Top fishermen such as Korda’s Danny Fairbrass and Ali Hamidi teamed up with the likes of professional footballer Lee Bowyer and Eastenders actor Scott Maslen to announce the start of a scheme which will see anglers who arrange charity matches in aid of Cancer Research rewarded with mountains of free tackle.

The celebrities staged their own event to kick start the fundraising and there were some surprising results!

For a full report on the competition and the new scheme pick up a copy of next week’s Angling Times, on the shelves from Tuesday September 13.