Angling for a lifeboat at St Abbs

Alistair Crowe and his son Derek competing in the fund raising event organised by Coldingham Loch Fly Fishery.
Alistair Crowe and his son Derek competing in the fund raising event organised by Coldingham Loch Fly Fishery.

Coldingham Loch Fly Fishery held a very successful fundraising angling event for the St Abbs Independent Lifeboat on Sunday.

The event was blessed with beautiful weather and invovled both senior and junior anglers.

This annual event, run by fishery owners Gareth Taylor and Carmel Kennedy, is a friendly competition between 12 senior and 12 junior fly fishers. This year the trophy was won by the team of younger anglers who landed 51 fish to beat the seniors who landed 46 fish.

The event raised just over £1,000 for the St Abbs Independent Lifeboat and the funds were received by Alistair Crowe (pictured above with his son Derek), many years the coxwain of the RNLI Lifeboat at St Abbs and now spearheading the establishment of the new St Abbs Independent Lifeboat.

This is the fourth year that the event has been run and it is now firmly established as a firm favourite in the Coldingham Loch calendar of events.