I attended their latest event at Wraysbury Two and was very pleased with the organisation and support that they had received. This was a pike fish-in which is not every anglers cup of tea. However there were over eighty participants on the day which I thought was excellent. The venue had been donated completely free of charge by RMC Angling who also donated prizes for the raffle.

Naturally on the day before, as Alan and his friends prepared for the event, the weather was terrific. Two youngsters whose parents were helping Alan managed to snatch a few hours fishing and caught several pike to just over twenty pounds.

Both lads fished the Car Park Bay at the village end of the fishery. Ten year old Stephen Doe from Addlestone, Surrey presented a legered mackerel tail on size 10 barbless trebles to take his largest ever fish in the shape of the 20lb. 5oz. pike . Meanwhile twelve year old Lewis Baker from Bracknell, Berkshire fished a size 12 barbless treble with a sprat on each of the points (i.e. 3 sprats!) to take his fish of 18lb. 2oz.

However, on the day of the event it clouded over and rained but this did not discourage the eighty odd participants. Although sport was slow until mid day there were a fair number of pike up to 16lb 8ozs caught. Fishing improved in the afternoon with several good doubles to over eighteen pounds falling to deadbaits.

At the end of the fishing there was the traditional raffle organised by Stoney and his friends. I was amazed at the number and quality of prizes donated by RMC Angling, Nutrabaits, Richworth, Gardner Tackle, The Tackle Box (Sutton on Hone), Solar Tackle, Big Fish Adventure, Masterline, Harris Angling, Partridge Hooks, Pike Anglers Club, The Tackle Shop (Gainsborough), John Roberts, Decathlon and Walton Tackle Exchange.

Then the grand climax of the day when lan Welch, the manager of RMC Angling, presented a cheque for 1069 to the Macmillan Cancer Relief representatives present. This did not include a bucket full of change donated by anglers on the day.

However now for the vital question "Where will you be on the 9th and 10th September?". Stoney and friends are organising a fish-in at the famous RMC Angling venue at Yately with its magnificent stock of carp, tench, bream, catfish etc. Again the charity will be in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief and participants can start from mid day on 8th September to finish at 2p.m. on 10th September. Anglers can fish at any time between the start and finish. Tickets will be 20 for seniors and 10 for O.A.P. and juniors. On this event anglers can also be sponsored. So come on lads and ladies, let's see you put something back into the sport! The cause is good and the venue with out equal. All we need is you to turn up in force and make it a record sponsored event for angling. We really need you.

Alan Stone has the details - call Alan on 0589 990111