A Bright Day for the Fishing Charity and the Frogs!

Masonic Fishing Charity Event – Monk Lakes - Thursday 9th June, 2022

After the deluge of rain in recent days, we were once again fortunate to have a bright day for the second Masonic Fishing Charity event at Monk Lakes near Marden. A pretty venue with lots of wildlife including Ducks, Geese, Swans and some very noisy Frogs!

Anglers arrived and were welcomed, as always, with bacon rolls, tea & coffee, whilst the final preparations were being made for our guests under the guidance of Gerry Stupple.

Pegs were selected and tackle prepared as we waited for the arrival of the Students, Teachers and Carers.


The important briefings and safety precautions were given soon after arrival by Pat Todd and the Students were welcomed by Chairman David Alexander. Julian Friel allocated the Anglers and thenwe were ready to go.


The fishing was a little tougher than at our first event but I’m happy to report that everyone caught something sooner or later … well, that’s fishing for you!

Lunch was called earlier than usual as the School had another appointment in the afternoon and so all too soon we were called for Burgers andHot-Dogs expertly prepared by Ian Gwalter.

After Lunch, we all gathered and the MFC welcomed distinguished visitor, Richard Wingett APGM, who offered kind words of encouragement and congratulations to the Students as he presented them with their Certificates for ‘Angling Ability’ and Medals, which thrilled them.


Milly Clarke-Wilson thanked the Masonic Fishing Charity for the event on behalf of the School, the Children and Staff and we sincerely look forward to welcoming them again soon.


Our next event will be held at Chart Fishery, near Chart Sutton on Thursday 14th July.


We are always looking for more Anglers and it would great if you would like to join us.


All tackle is supplied (but you can bring your own if you want).
If interested, please contact : Keith Heard at [email protected]


Report by Richard Dixey

The Team

a group photo

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