Lifeboat station benefits from charity fishing event

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ARBROATH lifeboat station received a generous donation of £217 on Sunday, gifted by the organisers of the David Dewar Memorial fishing competition.

The annual competition has now run for six years and this year attracted competitors from three clubs across the region with Halleys Bar, Broughty Ex-Service and East Fife all represented.

The competition took place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday and saw competitors spread along the rocky coast between Arbroath and Montrose in a battle to land the heaviest fish.

After reeling in a seven-pound cod, Jake Chalmers took this year’s trophy. He said: “I was delighted to win this year’s competition and we are always very pleased to donate the cash we raise to Arbroath lifeboat station. We all regularly fish the coast between Arbroath and Aberdeen so this is a cause very close to our hearts.”

The lifeboat operations manager at Arbroath, Alex Smith, commented: “The RNLI relies on generous donations such as the one we have received today so I know I speak on behalf of all the volunteer crew at Arbroath lifeboat station when I say how grateful we are that the organisers of the David Dewar Memorial fishing competition have chosen us as their beneficiary for the past six years.”

After the event the competitors retired to the Commercial Inn where presentation of the donation and trophy took place as well as a fund-raising raffle.