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22 Nov 2018

20lb win for Brian Cant in Charity Silver Fish Challenge

The Second Ken Brett Silver Fish Challenge in Aid of St Elizabeth Hospice was held at Suffolk Water Park on Wednesday 21st November 2018.  The match was two months later than last year so the weather was cold yet sunny to start with for the Charity Match and raffle, held to raise money for the hospice.  30 anglers fished in total, another great turn out for a weekday match.  Suffolk Water Park donated Match Lake 1 and the Traditional Lake this year for the event with a proportion of proceeds going to charity.  In total just over £450 was raised for the charity on the day and we're still collecting! 

charity match suffolk water park

Anglers after the draw.

The Ken Brett Silverfish Challenge was set up by Ken Brett, who was cared for by the St Elizabeth Hospice. Ken was a keen fisherman and following his time in the hospice, wanted to hold a Silver Fish event to help raise funds for the hospice.  His hospice nurse Martin Russell has fished both matches, last year and this year.  Unfortunately Ken was taken into hospital on the day of the 1st match in 2017 and he sadly passed away.  

Suffolk Water Park will continue his Silverfish Challenge on an annual basis in his memory and to raise much needed funds for the St Elizabeth Hospice.

 Prize money prepared...silver match suffolk water park Just some of the Raffle Prizes charity raffle
 
Match Lake 1
match lake 1 match suffolk water park
 
During the match on Match Lake 1
match lake 1 match suffolk water park
 
Traditional Lake
traitional lake match
 
During the match on Traditional Lake traditional lake match

Beth Condie from the St Elizabeth Hospice strongly supported the event and kindly sourced raffle prize donations.  Businesses supplied lots of fantastic prizes and many friends of the Park donated boozy prizes and chocolates!  A big thank you to the following businesses for their donations: 

BAIT-TECH GARDNER WATERFRONT DINER
FRANCO'S BARBERS DRENNAN ESP NASH TACKLE
LADYWOOD LAKES NAVITAS LIQUIDLINE COFFEE

raffle prizes

The Results...

Traditional Lake
 Ian Andrews - 14lb 4oz on Peg 12
bag of silvers traditional lake
 Colin Raine - Roach to 1.5lb on Peg 19colin raine roach

 John Whitehouse - Section Winner - 12lb 4oz of Roach on Peg 27John Whitehouse
 
Beth Condie with Colin Raine - Section Winner - 16lb on Peg 19 
colin raine section winner traditional lake


Brian Cant with his winning Weight, mostly Roach and a few skimmers - Peg 3
Brian Cant Silver Fish match winner
 
Beth Condie with Brian Cant, Traditional Lake Winner and overall Winner of the Silverfish Challenge!
Brian Cant Silver fish winner

Match Lake 1
Section Winner - Peter Lamb, 6lb 2oz on Peg 6
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Beth Condie with Section Winner Gerry Bell - 14lb 8oz on Peg 27
Silverfish challenge

Section Winner -  Danny Daniels, 13lb 6oz on Peg 37
Silverfish challenge
 Winner of Match Lake 1 Silverfish Challenge with 17lb 14oz of Bream on Peg 40 - Alan Tuck
Silverfish winner

Thanks again to Beth Condie for your support and all the people and businesses who kindly donated prizes for the raffle!  If you would like to make a donation to the St. Elizabeth Hospice please pop in and deposit cash in the Hospice buckets or visit