Memorial event raises £200 for charity

Pinbraid fisheries, Colmonell, hosted the fifth annual black fritz event on Sunday. The competition raised £200 for Cancer Research as anglers vied to get their name engraved on the Smudger Smith Memorial Shield.

He was a regular angler at Pinbraid and, in Smudger’s honour, it is a rule of the competition that all anglers only fish with a black fritz fly, which was his favourite.

Fishery owner Jimmy Wood said: “We would like to thank all of those who took part and those who donated raffle prizes.”

The event ran from 9.30am until 4pm, with a peg move every half hour, and Pauline Wood supplied lunch at half time. The top three all caught three fish each and their positioning was decided by weight: 1, Mr Mulholland, 2, Mr Torbet, 3, Mr Scobie, 4, Mr Logan, 5, Mr Trousdale.