Sunday 21st October 2018 marked the ninth annual Tony Burdett memorial match in aid of Cancer Research UK at the mighty Maver Hayfield Lakes. Fifty five (55) anglers went head to head across the entire complex in a bid to raise as much money as they could for a very worth while cause.
The event, which is ran by local angler Wayne Westmoreland, has since 2010 raised around £15,000 over the last eight (8) years. This year’s event was no exception with many of the sport’s top brands contributing raffle prizes, which helped to raise £2,260 on the day.
As far as the match itself was concerned, it was four time Mega Match This finalist and Maver-backed Simon Skelton who took individual honours. Simon now adds his name to the list of previous winners of the Tony Burdett shield after making his debut appearance on this particular event. Like many, Simon donated a healthy cut of his winnings from the day towards the charity helping add to the total raised on the day.
“I visited the lovely Maver Hayfield Lakes for the Tony Burdett memorial match on Sunday. This is a charity fund raiser event, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK so I was really glad to be involved“.
“I’ve never fished the event before, but given the experience I have fishing at the venue and given the generosity of everyone involved, it only seemed right that I get involved“.
“I drew peg 41 on Island lake and had a lovely, steady match. I started the match fishing a method feeder and found twelve (12) carp before switching to the short pole, where I managed to find four (4) more to weigh in 100lb and win the match“.
“Fifty five (55) people came along and supported the event, which was great to see. A massive well done to all those that took part. A grand total of £2260 was raised on the day for such a good cause“.
Congratulations to all the anglers that took part and for helping contribute to a great cause. Well done also to everyone at Maver Hayfield Lakes for hosting yet another successful event and well done to Wayne for all his efforts and dedication to the cause.